The restaurant, which opened Sept. 14, offers five weekly menus featuring world cuisine as well as American standards, all with interchangeable components.
Diners could, for instance, choose a 600-calorie bowl consisting of a protein, such as five-bean and butternut squash chili or Cajun chicken stew with okra (each 350 calories); pair it with a grain such as wild rice salad with garbanzo beans, wheat berry with orange vinaigrette or steamed brown rice (each 150 calories); and top it off with a fruit or vegetable such as dill potato and apple salad, cauliflower skordalia, sugar snap peas with peanuts or a wedge salad with tomato basil relish (each 100 calories).
This option costs $6.25.
For $0.70 more, a patron could opt for two sides of vegetables while reducing the protein helping to 250 calories.
Davis said shes not interested in forcing anyone to eat healthy, but its good to have options.
It shouldnt cost more for people to eat grilled chicken and veggies instead of fried chicken and onion rings, she said. Pizzas fine, but maybe not every day.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.