The healthy side of Las Vegas? Three restaurants that get it right

The healthy side of Las Vegas? Three restaurants that get it right
Canyon Ranch Grill inside the Palazzo lists calorie counts on the menu for breakfast and lunch. (Canyon Ranch)

Looking for somewhere healthy to eat in Las Vegas? In the city where indulgence rules, here are three dining options on the Strip where you can keep your healthy habits going without spending a fortune.

Canyon Ranch Grill

This is the place to come for a fix of kale chips, edamame in the shell, warm roasted vegetable salads and organic egg omelets. It's part of the SpaClub at the Palazzo, and only serves breakfast and lunch.


Some options are gluten free, others are vegan. Try the breakfast relleno with poblano chili served over polenta ($14, 330 calories), or the Healthy Elvis, a grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich ($12, 375 calories. Lunch entrees include the Mongolian barbecue salmon ($23, 380 calories) or fresh salads that range from $10 to $12 (170 to 350 calories).

There's also a Canyon Ranch Cafe where you can grab a smoothie shot for $1 or build your own "ancient grain bowl" for $9. Pick options like farro, millet, freekah or brown rice topped off with garden or stir-fried vegetables. Top it off with some protein too, like $5 for tofu to $10 for wild Coho salmon.

Canyon Ranch Grill, the Palazzo, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; (702) 414-3600. Open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Canyon Ranch Cafe, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

NM Cafe

The "NM" in this case stands for Neiman Marcus. Seek out this island of calm on the second level of the department store at Fashion Show mall.

The menu has Go Figure items with lower calorie options for those really watching their weight. Calorie counts are featured for each menu item.

Look for the salmon tacos at 460 calories and 25 grams of fat or the chicken paillard Milanese with 490 calories and 15 grams of fat. Gluten free items are available too; prices range from $15 to $25.

NM Cafe, Neiman Marcus, Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; (702) 697-7340. Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Red Velvet Cafe

Vegans and vegetarians unite at Red Velvet Cafe, a Vegas fave among the healthy crowd that's also inside the Fashion Show mall.

The cafe does serve meat, but you can request soy cheese and substitutes, vegan meats and gluten-free products too.

Be sure to get one of the cupcakes that weigh in at less than 200 calories.

Red Velvet Cafe, Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; (702) 998-9799. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.