UPDATE: The weekend means time for dining out, but that doesn't mean your diet has to get put on the back burner. These dishes are healthy and tasty, we swear. This story was originally published on August 28.
We couldn't be prouder of the diverse, culinary talent that has put Chicago on the map as one of the top foodie-friendly cities in the world
. But honestly, trying everything that's out there doesn't exactly do wonders for our skinny jeans.
What's a girl to do? No need to stay home with a bowl of greens. We've rounded up 10 satisfying and delicious dishes from a variety of Chicago restaurants
that are surprisingly healthy
— and there's not a lettuce leaf in sight. From burgers and pasta to seafood with pizzazz, these hot plates promise not to leave you hungry
. Who said you can't have your cake and eat it, too?