Getting some exercise is a difficult thing to do, and if you do it on the regular, then I applaud you. From my bed.
But there’s another major factor that you have to take into consideration: what you eat. No one feels like going for a jog after a heavy meal.
If you’re heading to the gym or for a run after work, here are some healthy spots where you can have your pre-workout meal, guilt-free.
Let’s get the most obvious out of the way. If you’re in the mood for a salad which will fill you, then head here. It’s also incredibly satisfying to watch them chop up your food.
This little place on Dawson Street hosts a wide variety of healthy snacks and meals, including breakfast, if you’re out and about early in the morning. The perfect place to get something a little healthier.
3. The Punnet Food Emporium
Think fresh fruit and veg, think fresh juices, think natural. If you’re in the mood for trying something healthy long-term, these guys do juice cleanses, tailored to you.
4. Honest to Goodness
Known for its ever-changing specials board, you are sure to find something that will not only be tasty, but fill you up.
5. Urban Health
This ultra-health shop in Ranelagh offers just more than food. They do fresh juices, healthy treats and, above the shop, yoga and fitness classes. One stop shop for your bod!
Located on Baggot Street, Cocu, does it all. Their lunch option is really interesting as you get to make your own box, full of healthy goodness.
7. Jump Juice Bar
These guys have been around so long you might have forgotten about them. If you need quick pick-me-up before, or maybe even after a work-out sesh, then why not try a protein-boosted smoothie?
8. The Hopsack
Looking at their menu is making me hungry. Based in Rathmines, it hosts a fresh salad bar every day, just ready and waiting for you to come in and eat …
9. Alchemy Juice Co
Not just a juice bar, but a deadly place to get a healthy lunch too. Not to mention a cheeky treat afterwards. Go on, you deserve it.
10. Brother Hubbard
This little place off Capel Street has really grown popular in the last few months. And it’s no wonder why; their eggs are magic.