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Save calories and cash the rest of Restaurant Week

This post was written by Hatchet reporter Christina Carpenter.

While GW students are anxiously awaiting the opening of Captain Cookie, others in the District are filling their stomachs with healthier options.

A recent Zagat survey of 10,000 diners in American cities found that D.C. restaurant-goers truly value healthy ingredients: 48 percent of diners said they loved Brussels sprouts, significantly higher than the national average, and beets and kale were also popular in the District.

Last year, D.C. earned the title of Forbes’ “healthiest city in America” when it reported that 81 percent of residents did some kind of physical activity and fewer than 22 percent were obese, using the American Fitness Index.

Healthy eating and dining out don’t have to be mutually exclusive – and with just a few days left of Restaurant Week, many healthy restaurants are still taking reservations. These veggie-filled dining options won’t break the bank:

Agora, 1527 17th St. NW
Agora, located in Dupont Circle, offers high-quality Mediterranean-fusion cuisine. Try their Htipiti (a spread of roasted red peppers, feta, thyme and olive oil), Bruksel Lahana (fried Brussels sprouts with white truffle crème fraiche) and Garides Tava (sautéed shrimp with shaved garlic, lemon juice, cilantro, olive oil and diced tomatoes). Finish off with Pistachio Baklava – if you dare.

1789 Restaurant, 1226 36th St. NW
If you’re in the mood for American food, try dinner at this charming and historic Georgetown restaurant. They offer a seasonally appropriate Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with pomegranate brown butter and rye croutons and short ribs with pearl and cipollini onions, oyster mushrooms, pomme puree and bordelaise. The cheese course is highly recommended by the restaurant.

Bistro Cacao, 320 Massachusetts Ave. NW
For French cuisine, try dining in Bistro Cacao’s elegant red room, located in Capitol Hill. Healthy and tasty options include seafood dishes like grilled trout with fingerling potatoes, green beans and lemon butter sauce.

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