Home-grown coffee and kitchen concept adds lean-protein, high-nutrient options perfect for athletes and fitness enthusiasts
Home-style concept café Nathalie’s is adding a slew of colorful, flavorful and fitness-friendly offerings to its menu, cementing its growing reputation as a must-visit eatery catering to all of Dubai’s diverse tribes.
Inspired by personal trainers, Nathalie’s specialty menu is designed to cater to athletes and sports and fitness enthusiasts. It spans from breakfast to dinner, and reflects their wholesome nutrition mantra of clean, balanced eating, a basic principle in healthy eating that will ensure you get all the vitamins and nutrients you need.
The fitness menu’s Green Eggs, for example, deliciously features poached eggs on a bed of spinach with a side of avocado – combining healthy fats, yummy protein and mineral-rich greens.
Similarly, the Chicken Salad pairs grilled chicken breasts with crumbled goat cheese and the café’s signature mixed herb salad. Freshly squeezed lemon juice, chili, mustard and a shot of superseeds on the side boost the flavor and nutrition profile.
For those looking for a more substantial meal, the fitness menu allows you to choose your protein – tuna steak, salmon fillet or chicken breast – with a side of your favorite carb and/or veggies. The adventurous gourmet, can try Nathalie’s kale gaba rice, which combines supergrain and supergreen. Traditionally used in Japanese and Korean cuisine, gaba is germinated and unpolished brown rice with a higher nutritional profile and nutty flavor. The rest of the sides – spinach, mixed vegetables, broccoli and sweet potato wedges – have been included to cater to cravings for classic comfort food, with a wholesome healthy twist.
Nathalie Haddad, Founder and Managing Director of Nathalie’s said, “One of our biggest nutritional goals in opening Nathalie’s was to show people how simple, easy and tasty it is to eat healthy and stay fit. A colorful diet is invariably a balanced and healthy one – full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals; and it’s not difficult to move away from the highly processed beige diet to a fresh, healthy and wholesome colorful one. Crafting a specialty fitness menu is our way of supporting people who are embracing smarter choices in their lifestyle, helping them to stick to healthier choices and stay fit for life.”