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Food & Drink

Dubai restaurants that count your calories

Tue, October 12, 2021

Keeping track of what you're eating and counting calories? Make informed choices at these healthy eating spots.

Keeping track of what you're eating and counting calories? Make informed choices at these healthy eating spots.



A favourite among the keep-fit set, HEAT's menu caters for vegan, vegetarian, keto and Atkins diets. The name spells out exactly what's on offer – Healthy Eats and Treats – served fresh at three branches in Jumeirah, Dubai International Financial Centre and Al Barsha. Our favourite is the Create Your Own Diet Bowl that you can customise to devise your own dish from a huge selection of protein, carbs, healthy fats, fruits and vegetables, all with calorie information.


Beast Mode Nutrition

Breaking down every dish's nutritional information, Beast Mode makes it easy to order if you're calculating calories in food. A big bonus is that everything also delivers on the taste front. The original outlet in Jumeirah Lakes Towers is always buzzing, and there's a new branch in Business Bay to check out too. There's plenty to choose from, including irresistible breakfast options, protein-packed wraps, make-your-own Beast Boxes, cheat day shakes and more.


Soul Santé

A plant-based eatery that puts the spotlight on healthy food, Soul Sante satisfies every vegan craving while also remaining a hit for fitness enthusiasts looking to stay on track with their diet. Sample everything from eggless omelettes to breakfast burritos, cauliflower biryani to jackfruit tacos. You can travel the culinary world, all while counting the calories consumed.



Kcal has become a go-to for those looking for tasty meals without racking up the calories. Expert nutritionists devise each plate, and the Kcal menu is packed with options as diverse as low-carb chicken tenders, chilli con carne, cheesy pizza, and blueberry cheesecakes, you can indulge without any guilt. There are several Kcal locations across the city, from Mirdif to Motor City, so you're never far from healthy, tasty fare.


Nutri Bowl

Fans adore their signature steak salad served atop brown cilantro rice, but everything you order from this cosy Studio City restaurant is spot-on. Each dish has calorific information clearly laid out, so whether you choose a smoked salmon wrap, Vietnamese rice paper rolls or tuna sashimi salad, you'll be able to carry on calorie counting. Savour every bite as you admire the minimalist, foliage-filled setting.


Under 500

Under 500 guarantees that everything you order from them comes in at less than 500 calories, making it easy for you if you're calorie counting. Health-conscious foodies can head to the Dubai Marina Walk spot to indulge in a huge selection of delicious dishes, from salmon tzatziki to green chicken quinoa, plus there are choices like a vegan jambalaya for those skipping dairy and meat too. Snacks like the slimmed-down brownie and peanut butter surprise join 'lean green' drinks, ensuring all cravings are catered for.

Learn more with Nutrical's Healthy Eating Guide
Join the Dubai Fitness Challenge and explore 40 restaurants and food brands around Dubai that support conscious eating. Whether you count your calories or macros, follow specific diets or have allergies, you won't need to worry as all the details have been worked out for you.
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