If you’re anything like us, you’ve been trying not to think about how many servings of scalloped potatoes you ate during the holidays—and don’t get us started on the casual slices of pecan pies, Bûche de Noël, chocolate tarts and all things sugar-coated and pumpkin-spiced. Our bad, waistlines.

Leave it to L.A. restaurants to give us that little bit of a healthy incentive, though, when it comes to sticking to our New Year’s diet resolutions. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, cleanse those holiday cookies or strive toward a healthier lifestyle, here are three January-only specials to help you reach those goals.

Detox by Way of Bento Box
Lest you be tempted to order that award-winning fried chicken at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, please divert your eyes to a much less diet-devious option: The Detox Bento Box. Through the end of the month, find the lunch-only special at all Blue Ribbon locations, which means that here in L.A., you can snag this while hitting some of the Grove’s wellness-minded spots. (Like Athleta or, say, maybe Sugarfina for those green-juice gummy bears. What, those don’t count?)

Skip the wagyu bites and opt for the bento, wherein you’ll get a sampling of lighter fare from the sushi menu, such as salmon carpaccio with mango and truffle ponzu; kale salad with watermelon radish, avocado and soy vinaigrette; green tea soba with sesame; and tuna poke with scallions, Asian pear and chili oil. $25.


By: Stephanie B