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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Yellow Halo Guilt-Free Kitchen




My co-Lunti officers would always have our annual year-end meeting to assess the activities we organized the past year. Since we are an environmental and health advocacy club, we go somewhere healthy. Last year, we went to ECHOcafe at ECHOstore, so now we decided to meet up to one of the newest health restos in Ortigas: Yellow Halo Guilt-Free Kitchen.

Who would think that it's in the middle of Ortigas Center?
Lovely shelves

The resto is located at the Wellness Alliance, which also houses 360 Fitness Club, Yoga Plus and other health and wellness centers. The place can accommodate 30 people. It looks like a home kitchen warped in the middle of the business district. The main piece of the resto is the round shelves on the walls that serve as storage for the fruits.


Yellow Halo promotes well-balanced meals by serving less than 500-calorie meals. They serve healthy plates, all of which are 25% protein, 25% grains, 25% fruits and 25% veggies. All items in the menu have calorie counts indicated on them.

Before we start our meal, we had the Fruities or fruit smoothies. I had the Cucumber Mint (Php 65, 100 calories).

Cucumber Mint

I have a thing for cucumber shakes recently. I liked their Cucumber Mint smoothie, but I wished it has more ice on it.

Our group had the following healthy plates: Mongolian Beef (Php 230, 450 calories), Spicy Tofu (Php 180, 400 calories), Porkchop with Mustard Cream Sauce (Php 180, 450 calories) while I had Chicken Stir Fry (Php 180, 420 calories).

Mongolian Beef (Healthy-Protein)
 
Spicy Tofu (High-Fiber)

Porkchop with Mustard Cream Sauce (High-Fiber)
Chicken Stir-Fry (Low Glycemic)

The Healthy Plates each has a classification, depending on your nutritional needs.

The Chicken Stir Fry exceeded my expectations. I was thinking that I'll be eating a really bland dish, but it wasn't. The sauce was flavorful and tender. It was served with brown rice, veggies and fruits, which makes it a complete meal.

However, our meeting took a while that we also ordered snacks. We had their sandwiches: Beef Fajita (Php 80, 290 calories) and Tomato Basil Cottage Cheese (Php 90, 260 calories).

Beef Fajita
Tomato Basic Cottage Cheese

One item that I really liked was the Beef Fajita. It was an inexpensive yet really delicious snack. Same goes with the Tomato Basil Cottage Cheese, it doesn't even have meat yet I liked it.

We also tried the new items on their menu: Baked Kamote (Php 60) and Fruit Platter (Php 150).

Baked Kamote
Fruit Platter

They also serve salads and pasta.

It's really nice to try something healthy like the dishes served at Yellow Halo. The prices are reasonable, even less expensive than I expected. I just wished they'll serve more beverages, like fruit juices, coffee or tea.

I'm intrigued with the pasta and the other dishes, which I'll try when I visit again.

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Yellow Halo Guilt-Free Kitchen
22nd Floor, Wellness Alliance Center
Strata 100
F. Ortigas Jr. Street,
Ortigas Center,
Pasig City
Opening Hours: 10:00AM - 10:00PM
Contact No. 09063560770

19 comments:

  1. cool! I'll visit this some day :))

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  2. I admit, I am not big on healthy foods, but this one I wouldn't mind trying.

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    1. Same here, but it's really worth a try. :)

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  3. I love yellow! The fact that they serve healthy food is a big plus. That beef fajita looks tempting. :)

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    1. It was really good!!! :) Would go back for beef fajita, actually.

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  4. Oh wow! What a great place! So surprised to find out there's something like it over there. Amazingly affordable too! and the food looks great! extra points for the calorie counts! Wish I could try it!

    Babe for Food your BFF in Cebu dining! :)

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    1. I hope you'll do! But it would be better if there would be something like this in Cebu, right? :)

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  5. Really mouth watering dishes and the prices are indeed reasonable. I had a hard time scrolling down as I was fantasizing over the pic of the Mongolian beef :)

    I love their chairs btw, really cute :)

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  6. I like the set up plus they sell cheap veggies but the plating of the healthy foods was superb! :)

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  7. i love the photos! especially the first one. it looks like a chill place to eat.

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  8. Wow! I would definitely try them out!

    - The Food Alphabet -

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  9. Nice to see that this in a positive note. I've read mixed reviews about this which made me reluctant to try it out.

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    1. Really? Will check the other reviews. :)

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