Provence Luberon

Province | Healthy-Hotspots

 

Visiting the Provence was one of my favorite holiday’s. It’s so amazingly beautiful and peaceful here. I was walking around with my camera and everything around me was so beautiful I could just go on taking pictures. I visited in the fall. In spring time, you have blossom lavender and sunflower fields. A beautiful decor. I stayed in a small village Lacoste in the Luberon area. From there we explored the towns around. As we were in autumn there were many pumpkins growing and fresh pumpkins from the fields sold at markets. They have many nice food markets and some cozy restaurants that serve pure food. Here under my selection.

 

La Fournil

La Fournil is a Mediterranean restaurant in Bonnieux. Here they serve dishes like grilled vegetables with goat cheese, roast chicken and fish with vegetables and rice. The food is great and the atmosphere is nice.

 

This place is suitable if you are a flexitarian or life according the paleo lifestyle.

 

Website: Le Fournil

Address: 5 Place Carnot84480 Bonnieux, France
Price: expensive

 

Across the restaurant La Fournil you have a nice store/cafe that sells and serves wine and organic tea with raw lavender honey. It’s the best honey I have tried. They sell their tea and honey here as well. I don’t remember the name of this place but it is across Le Fournill restaurant if you go there you will see it. Definitely worth a visit if you like good wines and good tea. Great atmosphere!

 

La Bastide de Marie

 

This place is just perfection! If you want to enjoy a lunch or dinner in a beautiful surrounding this place is just perfect. It is not a typical healthy hotspot, but you can find some fresh and nice dishes on the menu. They have fresh fruit, hummus with vegetable sticks, meat and fish dishes and there was a vegetarian dish on the menu. If you have specific food wishes you can email the location and see if there is something that fits your diet. This place requires a reservation.

 

Provence | Healthy Hotspots

 

Website: La Bastide de Marie

Address: 64 Chemin des Peirelles84560 Menerbes, France

Price: expensive+

 

Le Gordes Mange 

 

In the village Gordes you find this small restaurant. The place is run by the owner, his wife and a great chef. They have a few dishes on the menu and all of excellent taste. They use the best organic ingredients and everything is super fresh. The food is pure and tasty. It was one of my favorite places to eat in the Provence. The place is charming and the owners are kind and welcoming, having no problem to adjust the dishes and think with me what I was able to eat. Highly recommended.

 

Province | Healthy-Hotspots

 

Provance | Healthy Hotspots

 

This place is suitable for all types of diets (advisable to bring gluten-free bread if you eat gluten-free and go for lunch and want some carbs to fill you up)

 

Website: Le Gordes Mange

Address: Rue André Lhote, 84220 Gordes, France
Price: medium

 

Farmer Market

 

At the Farmer market you will find stands of farmers who sell there produce. Think of products like vegetables, fruit, cheese, honey, juices and more. During my stay I bought here some fruit, vegetables, nuts, honey and cheese and made dinner and breakfast at home that we had in the garden. We really enjoyed it. They sell fish and poultry as well if you are looking for that.

 

Provence - Healthy-Hotspots

 

This place is suitable for every (lifestyle) diet

 

Website: Farmer Market
Location: see website for different locations.

 

L’ilse sur la Sorgue Market 

 

On Sunday we went to L’ilse sur la Sorgue it’s a small town with a market and antiques. If you like antiquing, it’s a perfect place to go. You can walk around the market, buy some fresh products and sit in one of the nice cafe’s. In the area with the antiques you have some nice typical French cafes with good quality food. Avoid the touristic places.

On the side of the antiques you will find a small museum with a garden. It’s worth a visit. Visit is free of charge.

 

Provance > Healthy Hotspots

 

*As you are not in the city you will not find typical healthy hotspots here. But there are some nice restaurants. If you suffer from harsh food in sensitivities, I would advise you to bring gluten-free bread. In the supermarket I found here pre packet gluten-free bread (not the healthy type). I rented out a home and cooked often at home. If you eat meanly plant-based and gluten-free it can be hard sometimes to find food to your needs every moment of the day. So I can really advice you to visit a market or supermarket and prepare some things as well at home and to enjoy some lunch and dinners out door. We had a garden so eating home was a pleasure.

 

 

The Store Kitchen

The Store Kitchen Berlin | Healthy Hotspots

 

The Store Kitchen is a concept store based in the SOHO House of Berlin. The restaurant is located in a art, culture, lifestyle and fashion store. The interior is amazing! The menu contains different salads, juices, healthy sandwiches, almond milk lattes and snacks. They definitely know how to make veggies taste delicious without tasting to healthy. The Store Kitchen is one of my favorite lunch places in Berlin. This places if definitely worth a visit. The food is delicious and healthy without going over the top and therefore perfect suitable for non-healthy eating company.

 

The Store Kitchen Berlin - Healthy Hotspots

The Store Kitchen Berlin | Healthy Hotspots

The Store Kitchen Berlin | Healthy Hotspots

 

 

  • Diet options: vegan, vegetarian, plant-based, gluten-free, paleo
  • Dinner options: breakfast, lunch, drinks
  • Price: medium

 

  • Location: Torstraße 1, 10119 Berlin, Germany
  • Opening times: Monday – Saturday 10.00 – 19.00, Sunday – Closed
  • Website: http: The Store Kitchen

Apple, blueberry breakfast muffins (GF, VEG, SF)

Apple, Blueberry Breakfast Muffin | Healthy Hotspots

 

This apple, blueberry breakfast muffins are a nutritious breakfast. On Sunday I make a batch of these muffins, so I am sure to have something at home that I can take with me if I have no time to have breakfast at home. They are as well a great alternative for regular sweet treats.

I use oats and buckwheat; they are a great gluten-free alternative to regular grains. These muffins are only sweetent by fruits no sugar is added. I find them delicious and can’t get enough of them. Who would ever think that you could have muffins for breakfast that are healthy and good for you.

 

Apple, Blueberry Breakfast Muffin - Healthy Hotspots

 

I make a big batch good for 12 big muffins and keep them in the fridge or in an airtight container. They stay good for about 5 days. If you want, you can freeze them or make half a batch. It just takes a few minutes of your time to make this muffin and trust me the whole week you will be happy you made them. They are a great success among my friends and family and kids love them!

 

Apple, Blueberry Breakfast Muffins - Healthy Hotspots

 

If you feel like a muffin is not enough for you in the morning you can have them with a healthy breakfast smoothie they make a great combination.

 

Apple, blueberry breakfast muffins

 

Ingredients

 

Dry Ingredients:

 

100 grams buckwheat flour
100 grams of oat flour
75 gram almond flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon

 

Wet ingredients:

 

150g coconut yogurt or Greek yogurt
150 grams of unsweetened apple mouse
3 apples
100 grams of blueberries
10 soft dates
3 eggs (or egg substitute)
2 full tablespoons coconut oil

 

Instructions

 

1. Preheat the oven on 175 degrees Celsius

2. Rasp de apples
3. Place all the dry ingredients in a big bowl and add the rasp apples and blueberries and mix together.
4. Then place all the rest of the wet ingredients in the blender and blend until everything is smooth.
5. Add the wet ingredients and mix these together with the dry ingredients and the fruit until everything is blend together.
6. Grease the muffin tins or place muffin liners and spoon the batter into 12 muffin tins. The tins will be quite full so you will have large muffins.
7. Bake them on 175 degrees for 25-35 minutes depends on your oven. The tops need to be golden brown.

Burgerlijk

Burgerlijk Maastricht - Healthy Hotspots

 

During a weekend in Maastricht I visited Burgerlijk. At Burgerlijk they serve the most delicious gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian burgers I have tried so far. In itself, the combination of a gluten-free and vegan or vegetarian burger is very exceptional to find. There are also plenty of fish and meat meat burgers on the menu. The place is hip and the atmosphere relaxed. I can recommend the sweet potato burger with goat cheese, but the other burgers on the menu look delicious too!

 

Burgerlijk-Maastricht-----Healthy-Hotspots

 

Burgerlijk Maastricht - Healthy Hotspots

 

  • Diet options: gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, paleo
  • Dinner options: lunch, dinner, drinks
  • Price: medium

 

  • Location: Rechtstraat 37, 6221 EG Maastricht
  • Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday 12.00 – 21.00 hour
    Monday – closed
  • Website: Burgerlijk

Dignita

Dignita - Healthy Hotspots

 

At Dignita restaurant you can enjoy brunch at any time of the day.  All the dishes are created from scratch with fresh, ethically and locally sourced ingredients. The dishes on the menu have international influences and are all professionally crafted. On the menu you can find healthy fresh juices, a vegan vegetable bowl with gluten free grains, zucchini fritters, coconut yoghurt with homemade gluten free granola and many more tasteful and healthy dishes. The restaurant serves as well meat and fish dishes. The interior is very cozy and a perfect place to meet friend for an all day brunch. They have a kids corner and a long table were you can sit with your computer.

 

Dignita - Healthy Hotspots

 

Dignita - Healthy Hotspots

 

Dignita is part of the Not for Sale social enterprise model. This enterprise helps victims of human trafficking to return to the working world. Dignita helps female victims with trainings and support to reintegrate in the workplace and society.

 

Dignita - Healthy Hotspots

 

I personally find it a great initiative and Dignita a perfect place to go and enjoy the whole day of a delicious brunch!

 

  • Diet options: vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, sugar free, paleo
  • Dinner options: breakfast, lunch, drinks
  • Price: medium

 

  • Location: Koninginneweg 218, 1075 EL Amsterdam
  • Opening times: Monday-Sunday 09.00 – 17.00 hour
  • Website: Dignita

Buitenplaats Plantage

Buitenplaats Plantage - Healthy Hotspots

 

On warm and sunny days when you feel like relaxing in the garden, Buitenplaats Plantage is the perfect place to go. You can relax in a hang mat, bring a picnic blanket or take a seat on one of the big lounge sofa or picnic tables under a tree. The atmosphere is relaxed; it feels like being on vacation. This place is perfect as well on cold and rainy days. The have a big glass house with an open fire, lots of art and design books and the food is just great. Pure food, organic, seasonal with herbs from the garden. They have many different options, fish, meat, vegan, vegetarian, gluten and sugar-free. Something for everyone. This place is as well ideal if you have children, they can run around and play in the garden. If you want to enjoy a perfect romantic sunset they have a cozy lounge area with a beautiful view over a tulip field.

 

Buitenplaats Plantage - Healthy Hotspots

 

Buitenplaats Plantage - Healthy Hotspots

 

Besides good food Buitenplaats Plantage offers workshops, meditation and yoga. Check their website for more information.

 

Buitenplaats Plantage - Healthy Hotspots

 

  • Diet options: vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, sugar free, plant-based, paleo, organic
  • Dinner options: breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, bites
  • Price: medium

 

  • Location: Vogelenzangseweg 49B, 2114 BB Vogelenzang
  • Opening times: Monday – closed, Tuesday – Wednesday 09.30 -18.00 hour, Thursday 09.30 – 22.00 hour, Friday 09.30 – 23.00 hour, Saturday 09.30 – 23.00 hour, Sunday 09.30 – 22.00 hour
  • Website: Buitenplaats Plantage

The Meets Eatery

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The Meets is a new healthy and delicious eatery and take-away in the Pijp area in Amsterdam. They believe that great food and great company are crucial ingredients for a good life. Every day the chef prepares healthy and delicious vegan and vegetarian meals. They use honest and if possible organic ingredients free from refined sugars, additives or other nastiness. They follow the 80/20 rule; 80% plant-based, 20% animal produce and the main rule is always 100% tasty. Delicious food that happens to be good for you.

 

the meets eatery amsterdam

 

The Meets serves some nice dishes that are great as well for sharing, like their mezze platter, kale salad, beetroot balls, nori rolls and sweet potato fries. They have some nice and special dishes as there Farnita; a delicious Italian chickpea pancake topped with roasted tomatoes, arugula and Parmigiano flakes. Besides the good food and nice interior I find it great that they are open for dinner. It’s the perfect place to meet up with friends for some healthy (share) dining, lunch or drinks and bites.

 

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  • Diet options: vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, sugar free, plant-based, paleo, raw-food
  • Dinner options: breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, bites, take-away
  • Price: medium

 

  • Location: Cornelis Troostplein 3
  • Opening times: Monday-Sunday 08.00 am – 10.00 pm
  • Website: The Meets Eatery