Guam Diner Bytes: Heavenly Veggies
Heavenly Veggies has now been open for a little over 10 months and has been growing in popularity like you wouldn’t believe. Known as Guam’s whole heartedly vegan health spot, Heavenly Veggies is living up to its claims to improve blood pressure, lose weight healthily, reverse diabetes, improve cholesterol, have better energy, and increase performance simply by offering affordable home-style meals prepared with love.
The foods served here are all natural plant whole foods that are free of cheese, dairy milk, eggs, animal products, trans-fats, cholesterol, MSG and preservatives! Moreover, aside from being nutritious and low calorie, these meals are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, bioflavenoids, lycopenes, phytonutrients, antioxidants, plant proteins, and omega-3-essential oils! Now if that’s not a super sales pitch for healthy guilt-free dining, I don’t know what is. Oh, I should tell you that the prices are pretty reasonable, too, with your main meal costing you $6.50 per plate (including salad or soup).
The Daily Special for Tuesday included baked potatoes, jasmine brown rice, tinaktak in eggplant, Three Protein Medley, Bok Choy Surprise, Tuesday Veggie Stir Fry, Arroz Caldo stew, and fresh garden salad. On my plate, I was able to sample more than usual since I was taking photos for this article. The brown rice is excellent, as were the sliced, seasoned potatoes. The tinaktak was surprisingly good and the bok choy was perfect. The Three Protein Medley was interesting with tofu, black eyed peas, and a vegan meat-like crumble.
I opted for a salad while Zee had the Arroz Caldo stew (soup). My salad was dreamy, with alfalfa sprouts, Romaine lettuce, cucumber, olives, tomato, sunflower seeds, red cabbage, and carrot. I had the special drink blend for the day which was a yummy black cherry, berry, peach & mint for $1.75. I even sampled Zee’s Arroz Caldo, which was good enough ... I wonder if it would be better if they used brown rice in place of white rice?
You can order plates to eat in or you can take your food to go. Other items include a healthy couscous veggie wrap, a healthy tofu “egg-less” salad sandwich (made with scrambled tofu, celery, green onions, and homemade “Vegenaise,” topped with fresh lettuce and tomatoes, on sprouted whole grain bread, with fresh fruits on the side. Smoothies are also available.
So, if you are serious about your health and want to get better, come to Heavenly Veggies where you can also get information on attending wellness workshops. I will try to eat at least one meal a week there as a means of demonstrating my commitment to reaching a healthier state.
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