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10 Waist-Friendly Miami Spice Meals

Just because it's a three-course meal doesn't mean it can't be good-for-you

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Staying on the diet while dining out for Miami Spice can be extremely difficult. We know and feel your pain, which is why we have rounded up ten great spots for you, listed in alphabetical order, to eat out without the guilt or pants unzipping afterwards. Because, let's face it, we have all been there.

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1. 26 Sushi & Tapas

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9487 Harding Ave
Surfside, FL 33154
(305) 570-2626
Keep it kosher at Chef Fernando Chang's sushi spot. Order the hamachi tiradito with leche de tigre and more Peruvian flavors and finish with coconut curry sea bass nestled in a banana leaf with coconut milk and cilantro. (Photo credit Yelp)

2. Alter

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223 NW 23rd St
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 573-5996
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Stop by for lunch at this Wynwood hotspot and experience some great flavors for $23 per person. The local sashimi with tarragon oil or seared scallops with passion fruit yuzu butter are sure to hit the spot.

3. Byblos

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1545 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 508-5041
Newly opened Mediterranean inspired, Byblos practically offers everything. Order the roasted local beets with pistachio, caraway, labneh, barbari bread and for the non beet lovers try the eggplant kibbeh with zucchini flower, baharat, chickpea batter which is full of protein. If your one of those cross fit people that needs way more than veggies don't miss out on the turkish coffee rubbed steak.

4. Cypress Room

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3620 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 520-5197
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For dinner, Monday through Friday swing by Miami Design District a swanky — yet healthy — Spice meal. Start off with the vegetable terrine and end your meal with fresh local fish accompanied with charred vegetables and caviar beurre blanc. This is one meal that will have you feeling like you are on top of your health game. (Photo Credit: Cypress Room)

5. Juvia

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1111 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 763-8272
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Besides having views that make you want to jump into the ocean, there are plenty of food options for anyone who wants to eat light. Try the watermelon and cantaloupe salad with mozzarella, feta cheese, arugula salad, heirloom tomatoes. The chicken vadouvan in curry sauce will also give your regular chicken entree a kick.

6. Meat Market

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915 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-0088
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Besides going for the obvious and ordering a filet, opt for the chopped quinoa salad with cucumber, kale, mango and veggies galore. This way once you leave Lincoln Road you will feel much better heading straight for the beach and showing off that bikini bod.

7. Morimoto South Beach

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1801 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-1271
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Sushi is definitely a no brainer when it comes to eating out and keeping it healthy. Enjoy the tempura calamari salad with crispy quinoa and white miso dressing. Braised black cod is also on the menu with ginger-soy reduction and pickled peppers.

8. Pascal's On Ponce

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2611 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 444-2024
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Stop by for lunch in the Gables and order the trout almondine with vegetable rice pilaf. There's also a mango parfait with mint, which is pretty healthy, right?

9. Restaurant Michael Schwartz

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1775 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 612-1163
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On South Beach keep it simple with the marinated summer squash salad, your stomach will thank you later. There's also a grilled skirt steak with local long bean salad and ginger-tahini vinaigrette if you need an umami fix. (Photo Credit The Raleigh Miami Beach)

10. Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill

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3252 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(786) 369-0353
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In the heart of Design District, Sugarcane is offering some seafood for a light evening meal. The tuna lomi lomi with coconut milk and the Idaho rainbow trout with bay scallop & chorizo vinaigrette will surely satisfy any cravings without major guilt.

1. 26 Sushi & Tapas

9487 Harding Ave, Surfside, FL 33154
Keep it kosher at Chef Fernando Chang's sushi spot. Order the hamachi tiradito with leche de tigre and more Peruvian flavors and finish with coconut curry sea bass nestled in a banana leaf with coconut milk and cilantro. (Photo credit Yelp)
9487 Harding Ave
Surfside, FL 33154

2. Alter

223 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127
Stop by for lunch at this Wynwood hotspot and experience some great flavors for $23 per person. The local sashimi with tarragon oil or seared scallops with passion fruit yuzu butter are sure to hit the spot.
223 NW 23rd St
Miami, FL 33127

3. Byblos

1545 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Newly opened Mediterranean inspired, Byblos practically offers everything. Order the roasted local beets with pistachio, caraway, labneh, barbari bread and for the non beet lovers try the eggplant kibbeh with zucchini flower, baharat, chickpea batter which is full of protein. If your one of those cross fit people that needs way more than veggies don't miss out on the turkish coffee rubbed steak.
1545 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

4. Cypress Room

3620 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
For dinner, Monday through Friday swing by Miami Design District a swanky — yet healthy — Spice meal. Start off with the vegetable terrine and end your meal with fresh local fish accompanied with charred vegetables and caviar beurre blanc. This is one meal that will have you feeling like you are on top of your health game. (Photo Credit: Cypress Room)
3620 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137

5. Juvia

1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Besides having views that make you want to jump into the ocean, there are plenty of food options for anyone who wants to eat light. Try the watermelon and cantaloupe salad with mozzarella, feta cheese, arugula salad, heirloom tomatoes. The chicken vadouvan in curry sauce will also give your regular chicken entree a kick.
1111 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

6. Meat Market

915 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Besides going for the obvious and ordering a filet, opt for the chopped quinoa salad with cucumber, kale, mango and veggies galore. This way once you leave Lincoln Road you will feel much better heading straight for the beach and showing off that bikini bod.
915 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

7. Morimoto South Beach

1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Sushi is definitely a no brainer when it comes to eating out and keeping it healthy. Enjoy the tempura calamari salad with crispy quinoa and white miso dressing. Braised black cod is also on the menu with ginger-soy reduction and pickled peppers.
1801 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

8. Pascal's On Ponce

2611 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Stop by for lunch in the Gables and order the trout almondine with vegetable rice pilaf. There's also a mango parfait with mint, which is pretty healthy, right?
2611 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33134

9. Restaurant Michael Schwartz

1775 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
On South Beach keep it simple with the marinated summer squash salad, your stomach will thank you later. There's also a grilled skirt steak with local long bean salad and ginger-tahini vinaigrette if you need an umami fix. (Photo Credit The Raleigh Miami Beach)
1775 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

10. Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill

3252 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33137
In the heart of Design District, Sugarcane is offering some seafood for a light evening meal. The tuna lomi lomi with coconut milk and the Idaho rainbow trout with bay scallop & chorizo vinaigrette will surely satisfy any cravings without major guilt.
3252 NE 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33137

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