With the start of a new year, you might be focused on your resolutions for 2022.

Getting into better physical shape and eating a healthier diet might be two things high on your 2022 agenda.

Fortunately for people living in the Auburn area, there are plenty of vegetarian cuisine that can help them meet their health goals, whatever they might be.

And it’s also a chance to try something new if vegetarian cuisine wasn’t always your thing.

So if healthy eating is part of the new you, check out these Auburn-area restaurants for a delicious and healthy meal the next time you go out.

Nectar Café

This restaurant loves to get creative with its vegetarian fare.

No meal is boring or unhealthy. The food is always in season and mostly organic and locally sourced. When you order a meal from Nectar Café, you will select from many options that are vegan, gluten free, dairy free and GMO free.

The restaurant’s wraps and bowls feature brown rice and corn chips. Customers can pick from a southwestern, Thai, jerk or Buddha bowl, which is made with a scoop of brown rice, soup, greens, carrots, tomatoes and balsamic dressing.

Comfort foods are also a part of the menu, believe it or not. Try the shepherd’s pie with ground Beyond meat, carrots, peas, mushrooms, onion, garlic red wine, rosemary, thyme and creamy vegan mashed potatoes. They are baked to order and are delicious.

Other favorites you can order: buffalo cauliflower taco plate, mushroom cheeseburger and specialty smoothies and shakes.

The Healthy Habit

The Healthy Habit is passionate about sharing delectable food made with pure and fine ingredients that will meet your dietary goals.

The restaurant’s produce is organic and locally sourced, but not every dish is vegetarian. So keep that in mind when you visit.

From breakfast to salads and sandwiches, customers will find plenty of delightful breakfast and lunch meals to choose from. For something on the lighter side, you can pick from a cobb, avocado caprese and garden salad.

You will also be impressed with the lineup of acai bowls, including the golden warrior. It is made with bananas, mango, pineapple, turmeric coconut oil and is topped with cacao nibs, bee pollen granola, coconut and local honey. If you crave something for the road, you’ll have to try the organic juice bar.

Royal Indian Cuisine

If you love Indian food and want plenty of vegetarian options, then this is your go-to.

Located in downtown Auburn, the Royal Indian Cuisine offers authentic flavors from different regions of India. And the vegetarian items are extensive and are made with bold spices and fresh ingredients.

All vegetarian entrees come with rice or naan. The bhindi masala is created with freshly chopped okra that is tossed with peppers, onions, spices and herbs. For a dish rich in potato, try the aloo gobi or aloo matar.

The chana masala is a mouth-watering dish with garbanzo beans, onions and tomato sauce that’s cooked to perfection and is packed with the flavors of special spices and herbs.

Also try a customer favorite, the paneer butter masala, which is packed with homemade cheese cubes cooked in an ultra-creamy tomato and butter sauce.

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