If there were one word to describe Honey’s Cafe, it would be “inclusive.” The health-conscious restaurant attached to Feelin’ Great Wellness Center on Mall Boulevard, serves food for nearly every kind of dietary restriction you could throw at them, and they do it with flavorful, healthy ingredients.

Rachel Nichols, Honey Cafe’s head chef and, in fact, its sole employee, shared some of the restaurant’s easy, healthful recipes anyone would be able make, whether it be for a simple lunch or a family outing.

Mango

Pineapple Salsa

1 pineapple, diced

1 mango, diced

1 red pepper, diced

1 red onion, diced

1 bundle of cilantro, chopped (if preferred)

Seasoning to taste

Combine ingredients, toss and serve with your favorite entree.

Nichols recommended one of each salsa ingredient if you were meal prepping or serving to a large group of people, and to reduce the portions as needed if you are planning smaller meals.

Pasta Salad

Grape tomatoes, 1 pint halved

broccoli, 1 head chopped

red onion, chopped

black olives, sliced

pasta (with texture, to hold the dressing)

Dressing of preference – Nichols recommended oil and vinegar or Italian, either store-bought or homemade

Boil pasta in a large pot until al dente, rinse with cold water and drain.

Combine pasta, tomatoes, broccoli, onion and olives in a salad bow. Pour dressing over salad, toss, refrigerate and serve.

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