Monday, January 26, 2009

Wouldn't it be good if it was good for you?

Carrot Lemon Curry Soup and Turkey with veggies on multigrain bread.

Parked in the small shopping center off of Broad St in Falls Church, next to ZPizza, is the wholesome Kennedy's Natural Foods. While I wouldn't say I am a health 'freak' (to use the term lovingly), I do love a meal that is healthy, as long as it's tasty. That tasty part of the equation is often the tricky part. Luckily, I have found a place the meets both needs.

Kennedy's Natural Foods provides a variety of supplements, gluten-free products, and healthful snacks. Located in the back of the store is "Kasha's Kitchen" - a deli serving up soups, salads, and sandwiches.

This place serves up some of the best soups I have tasted in the area. They are homemade and always deliver with big flavor. Malia and I headed here for lunch on a recent Saturday and ordered two small carrot lemon curry soups and split a turkey sandwich piled high with fresh veggies and brown mustard on their multigrain bread.

The soup was light yet creamy. The carrot gave it some sweetness, while the curry added spiciness and depth. The lemon added to the bright flavor of this soup. It went rather nicely with our sandwich, loaded with tons of turkey and fresh shredded carrots, cucumber, sprouts, lettuce, tomato, and onion. The vegetables added a nice crunch. The brown mustard packed some serious horseradish that made our eyes water. If you're not into that sensation, you might want to skip the mustard.

We washed them down with some Honest Teas (bottled in neighboring Bethesda, MD). These beverages are all organic and a 16 oz bottle will usually only cost you 100 calories. These drinks have just the right amount of sweetness provided by all natural cane sugar.

This meal left us full, happy, and guilt-free.

1051 W Broad St
Falls Church, VA

2 out of 3 JAMs

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