Best healthy food restaurants

A salad at Nick & Pedro's in Manhasset.

(Credit: Newsday/Ken Spencer)

When the best of intentions rule, those who have partied a bit too heartily may resolve to change their eating habits. Some may decide to actually go on a specific diet, be it low-calorie, low-fat or low-carb. Others may opt to simply make more sensible choices.

To the mindful eater, dining out can present a challenge. That's why it helps to know that some restaurants offer menu choices geared to lightening up. Keep in mind that virtually any restaurant can prepare grilled fish or chicken with steamed vegetables. And sashimi can be a dieter's best friend.

--Compiled by Joan Reminick

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    Located in Farmingdale is 3 Brothers Pizza Cafe,

    3 Brothers Pizza Cafe $$ | Vegan, Pizza, Pasta, Italian 75 Merritts Rd. Farmingdale A modestly appointed pizzeria-Italian restaurant, that features a regular menu and a full vegan menu. ...

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    Rockville Centre is the home of 3 Brothers

    3 Brothers Pizza Cafe $$ | Italian, Pasta, Pizza, Vegetarian 212 N. Long Beach Rd. Rockville Centre Seeing the word "pizza" on the sign may lead potential patrons to think this is ...

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    A salad at Nick & Pedro's in Manhasset.

    Nick & Pedro's $$ | Italian 1496 Northern Blvd. Manhasset After a day of shopping the glitzy Miracle Mile in Manhasset, a respite from the ...

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    Seasons 52 restaurant is in Garden City. (May

    Seasons 52 $$$ | New American, Health food 630 Old Country Rd, Suite Ll02 Garden City The numbers game at Seasons 52 centers on 475: Each dish from the Florida-based chain ...

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    Skinny Pizza, Roslyn Heights

    Skinny Pizza $$ | Pizza 211 Mineola Ave Roslyn Heights Restaurant serving low-calorie pizza, wraps, salads and pasta. ...

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    Tula in Bay Shore serves primarily Mediterranean-themed food,

    Tula Kitchen $ | Mediterranean, Eclectic, Vegetarian 41 E. Main St. Bay Shore A pillow-strewn banquette runs along one wall of Tula Kitchen, adding to the Mediterranean ambience. ...