STORY & PHOTOS BY ERICA RUCKER
IF YOU ARE MAKING A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION TO LOSE WEIGHT (BY FAR THE MOST COMMON OF RESOLUTIONS EVERY JANUARY 1ST), YOU’RE PROBABLY SEARCHING FOR RESTAURANTS THAT WILL HELP YOU STICK TO IT. RESTAURANTS CAN BE MINEFIELDS IN THE LANDSCAPE OF LIFESTYLE CHANGES.
THE CYNIC IN YOU MIGHT SAY THAT HEALTHY FOOD IS NOT GOOD. THAT CYNICAL VOICE IN YOU WOULD BE WRONG. RESTAURANTS DON’T HAVE TO BE MINEFIELDS. SEVERAL SOIN RESTAURANTS MAKE HEALTHY EATING DELICIOUS!
SEEDS AND GREENS NATURAL MARKET AND DELI
Just saying the name “Seeds and Greens” makes you feel healthier! Owner Stacey Freibert and her staff take pride in selling local, high-quality organic and natural meats and produce.
The café serves wholesome paninis, salads, and smoothies. Vegetarians will find plenty of options, but so will meat lovers. Freibert knows that options are key. Not everyone chooses lunch or dinner companions based on whether they’re vegetarian or not. She makes sure vegetarians, vegans, and meat lovers have plenty of options. They use locally baked bread, minimally processed meats, and lots of organic fruits and vegetables.
Looking for a refreshing, nutritious pick-me-up? Seeds and Green delivers with smoothies made with plenty of fruit, veggies, and a variety of nut milks, protein powders, and superfoods. The Starburst smoothie is made with banana, berries, plant protein, almond milk, ginger and turmeric (an anti-inflammatory).
SEEDS AND GREENS
207 W. 1st St.
ORANGE CLOVER KITCHEN AND MORE
Owner/Chef Rachel Smallwood prepares signature breakfast and lunch dishes using local, fresh ingredients. The restaurant’s sandwiches, paninis, soups, and wraps are flavorful and colorful.
The spinach salad is protein- and vitamin-packed, with fresh spinach, feta cheese, walnuts, golden raisins, egg, apples and served with a honey mustard dressing. Orange Clover offers traditional deli sandwiches such as the Reuben, BLT, and Chicken Salad, but also serves unique standouts like its Salmon Club and Cuban sandwiches. The Salmon Club is grilled salmon, served with bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, and a delicious lemon aioli on marbled rye.
ORANGE CLOVER KITCHEN & MORE
590 Missouri Ave., Suite 100
NABC CAFÉ AND BREWHOUSE
If you’re part of the growing population of vegans, you’ll find plenty of options at the NABC Café and Brewhouse. Beer with vegan food may seem like an oxymoron, but the combinations pair well. NABC’s operations manager is Stacie Bale, who is both a long-time vegan and a long-time beer lover. Her creative menu includes a variety of locally sourced proteins as well as creative vegan options. The café uses air fryers for their sides. Challenge yourself to a taste test, and you won’t be disappointed.
You’ll find vegetarian and vegan dishes like the herbivore flatbread, with marinara sauce, spinach, bell pepper and onion. Vegan options include the beefless patty and vegan cheese. Go meatless with a BLT + A using house made tempeh bacon. Convert the BLT + A for the meat lovers by simply adding real bacon. Most of the meats served are fresh, locally produced proteins. The menu’s mushroom swiss burger is made with beef from Hensley Homegrown in nearby Laconia.
Whether it’s meat free or meat full, the food is made-to-order onsite to ensure quality, and NABC uses only non-GMO products.
NABC CAFÉ AND BREWHOUSE
JEFFERSONVILLE TO HOST CABELA’S KING KAT CLASSIC IN SEPTEMBER
Cabela’s King Kat Classic, a fishing, hunting, wildlife, outdoors, and country music festival will come to Jeffersonville in September. Hundreds of anglers will compete in qualifiers throughout the summer for a chance to compete in the championship fishing tourney, which will be held on the Ohio River and Fisherman’s Wharf.
The family friendly event will also include a festival with display and interactive exhibits, live lake and river aquariums, outdoors sportsman vending booths from major Cabela’s brands and much more.
Capping off the weekend will be the Q103.1 Country Music Bash. it will feature a nationally touring country music entertainer to be announced.
For more information, please visit GoSoIN.com/KingKat and Facebook.com/JeffParksDept/.