Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Fuel Review

I'm known for my gluttony and my love of all things pork belly. However, even if something is healthy, as long as it's tasty - I can can appreciate it. Case in point - Fuel. Most, if not all, of their dishes are under 500 calories. The ingredients are fresh and more importantly, delicious. 
Sampler ($10.95)
Choose 3: Charred corn or tomato goat cheese guacamole, black bean tomato salsa, hummus, sweet peas

For the sampler, I chose the hummus, black bean tomato salsa, and charred corn guacamole. With these came fresh corn tortilla chips, huge and fresh cucumbers, and sweet red peppers.

Fuel's hummus was vibrant and creamy, seasoned well with salt and lots of lemon.

The black bean salsa had a punch of flavor with cilantro, black beans, red onions, and black beans. Perfect to balance out the creaminess of my other two choices for the sampler. 

This guacamole was perfectly creamy, with hints of roasted garlic and charred corn.

Roasted Portabella and Eggplant Panini ($8.95) 
Roasted portabella and eggplant with roasted peppers, olive tapenade, provolone, and garlic spread

This panini had some surprising heft to it - thanks to the delicious eggplant and meaty portabella. The roasted peppers provided some sweetness to the sandwich, while the provolone and garlic spread added creaminess. The olive tapenade provided a punch of flavor to this sandwich. The mixed greens with balsamic vinegar and oil were pretty standard, but a nice addition to the sandwich as well.

High Protein Grilled Cheese ($6.95)
Mozzarella, provolone, fresh lemon cream Cheese, spinach and tomato

The mozzarella and provolone added the heft for the grilled cheese, while the lemon cream cheese made the grilled cheese luxuriously creamy while adding brightness to the sandwich. The tomatoes were a bright addition to the sandwich as well.

Chicken and Gorgonzola ($8.95)
Grilled chicken, gorgonzola, tomato and pesto

The chicken was grilled and perfectly moist. The tangy, funky gorgonzola added some nice heft to the wrap, while the tomatoes helped to brighten up the dish.

Overall, if you're looking to eat healthy - Fuel has a myriad of options available to you. And more importantly, especially for me, the flavors are spot on, the food is filling, and ultimately - tasty!

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