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Local Ideas for a Healthy New Year in North Jersey

by Lisa Batitto
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With the beginning of a new year, many people make resolutions in an attempt to lead a healthier lifestyle. But sometimes it isn’t easy to get started and you need a little push to get you on the right path. Just in time for that mid-January slump, we’ve rounded up a few ideas to help you stay on a healthy track right here in the Montclair area. Read on for our list of local ideas for a healthy new year.

Boomchia | The Madison Building, 427 Bloomfield Avenue Suite 101, Montclair

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The Ivy at Chatham

This superfoods cafe recently appeared at the top of Yelp’s highest-rated restaurants in the state. You choose from a range of vegan bases and add toppings from a wide variety of natural foods such as goji berries, hemp seeds, and espresso powder.

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Boxed Organics | 118 Elm Street, Montclair

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Shop at this organic grocer and keep your refrigerator filled year-round with farm-fresh food. You can get a subscription of standard-size boxes for $75 each, and you can pick up your order or have them delivered.

Culina Health | 720 Monroe Street Suite E-512, Hoboken

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The goal of Culina Health is to make a well-balanced life accessible to everyone. You can connect virtually with registered dieticians who will create a personalized eating plan for you.

Farms View | 945 Black Oak Ridge Road, Wayne

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You can find “Jersey fresh” produce grown on their farm or from other area businesses. After you finish shopping, you can take a stroll on the grounds and visit the barnyard animals.

Green Chops | 47 Watchung Plaza, Montclair

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If your resolution is to get more “green” in your diet, you can find them here in salads and smoothies. You can customize your meal with healthy add-ins like kale and broccoli.

Real Foods | 22 Washington Avenue, Nutley

One of the biggest obstacles to healthy eating is meal planning. Real Foods takes all the guesswork out of it by offering weekly subscriptions of prepped meals such as chickpea tikka masala and chili-rubbed salmon.

Springbone Kitchen |  321 Millburn Avenue, Millburn

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At Springbone, customers can expect healthy and delicious dishes. All the wholesome food is 100 percent gluten-free. The restaurant’s specialty is its bone broth — beef, chicken, or vegetable — which is made from scratch every day and there is a variety of add-ins for each broth dish. The menu also includes zucchini spaghetti and grain-free meatballs, Grandma’s chicken and rice, the Mexican bowl, grass-fed burgers, and avocado toast among other things.

Wafulls | Clifton


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You can find these versatile, vegan, and gluten-free waffles throughout the area at places like Sweet Kitchen and the Montclair Diner. Or you can order some off the website and serve them up any way you’d like. Choices include packs of sweet, savory, or spicy waffles.

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worldFLATS | Multiple Locations

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Going out to eat can be tricky when everyone in your group is craving something different. Cuisines around the world inspire World Flats’ creative, plant-based dishes. Try the Banh Mi, which includes red bean and shiitake mushrooms, and is drizzled with your choice of vegan sriracha mayo or hoisin vinaigrette.

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