Bethenny Frankel recently sat down with ‘The New York Post’ and gave her outlook called ‘Bethenny Frankel’s Healthy New York, which is a combination of Bethenny’s favorite healthy foods, restaurants and healthy body tips for the New Year.
Bethenny Frankel stated on her blog, “Happy 2011! Need a little New Year’s motivation? (It’s OK, sometimes I do, too.) I shared my healthy New York City faves – everything from spas to pasta – with ‘The New York Post’ this weekend, and I can’t wait to hear what you think. You definitely don’t have to be in the city to benefit from the list. Trader Joe’s is everywhere, and so is yoga, Costco, and many more of my favorite things.”
To quote ‘The New York Post’ Bethenny Frankel stated, “I really like LA, but I have a love affair with New York,” Frankel, 40, who’s now back in Manhattan filming “Bethenny Ever After,” a follow-up to “Bethenny Getting Married?” “This city gave me so much.” This month Frankel, a trained chef who specializes in making healthy food and lives in TriBeCa, is expanding her Skinny Girl franchise of drinks and diet books with Skinny Girl Daily, a range of diet supplements. This is her healthy New York.”
- Abe & Arthur’s, 409 W. 14th St., between Ninth and 10th avenues “Steakhouses are straightforward. We’ll share the steak and [my husband] Jason [Hoppy] might get the sweet potato fries, but I get sautéed mushrooms and roasted Brussels sprouts as sides. There’s oil in them, but that doesn’t bother me. Then I take home the leftovers and make a frittata with them the next day.”
- Dell’anima, 38 Eighth Ave., at Jane Street “I was here the other night and I had whole-wheat pasta with mushrooms and truffle oil. [The restaurant is] small and cozy.”
- Costco, 517 E. 117th St., near Pleasant Avenue “If I can, I’ll buy organic. My theory is you figure out how to be healthy where you are. At Costco, they do bulk organic juices, organic dressings and dried blueberries. You have to buy a lot, I know, but go with a friend and share.”
- Great Jones Spa, 29 Great Jones St., between Lafayette Street and the Bowery “They have a steam room and a plunge pool. I love a steam — it’s a great reward for a workout. It cleans the toxins in your body, is a great pore cleanser and, frankly, a good hangover cure. Just be sure to drink lots of water and beware that the steam can dry your skin.”
- Bubby’s, 120 Hudson St.,at North Moore Street “I used to go to Josie’s and all these health-food places, but you want to be able to go anywhere and choose right. Here I order the broccoli and the turkey burger, and Jason has to split it with me because I want to try everything. I don’t know if he started out that way, happy to split meals, but he has no choice now.”
- Christine Chin Spa, 82 Orchard St.,between Grand and Broome streets “I fly a lot and get congested [skin], so this is like a tuneup. It’s not a relaxing facial, but the next day it’s like you’re 10 years younger. I go once a month and they extract every single blemish.”
- YogaWorks, 459 Broadway, at Grand Street “Yoga is the only exercise I’ve found that strengthens and tones while also healing. There are tons of different classes here, but I take Vinyasa. I like Kristin McGee’s hourlong class — sometimes anything more is overwhelming. I love triangle pose and any forward bend where I feel the knots in my neck release. I also like savasana, final relaxation pose.”
- Trader Joe’s, 142 E. 14th St., between Third Avenue and Irving Place “I love Trader Joe’s because it’s an inexpensive place. You can be healthy without spending a lot. I buy the organic produce, raw nuts, great nut butters and organic soups.”
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