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Humana Healthier Choices


Humana Healthier Choices Guide

This year throughout Taste, Humana will highlight a record number of Humana Healthier Choices items, which includes healthy menu items from restaurants participating in the Taste of Chicago. A panel of top Chicago-area physicians and nutritionists reviewed and selected the Healthier Choices based on calorie count, sodium and saturated fat content. The healthier items are indicated by a green apple on the menu boards at participating restaurant booths and are also listed in the Humana Healthier Choices Passport Guide, available for free at the Humana tent throughout Taste.


Below are this year’s Humana Healthier Choices:


Look for the Green Apple at These Restaurants

Download Your passport to Healthier Choices (PDF)


Appetizer/SnackYour passport to Healthier Choices (PDF)

Fewer than 320 calories, 300 mg sodium and 2 g saturated fat

Abby Pub

  • Roasted Corn on the Cob


  • Taste portion crunchy California Roll

Beat Kitchen

  • Veggie burger bites

Lawrence Fisheries

  • Cocktail Shrimp

BJ’s Market & Bakery

  • Taste portion mustard fried catfish

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

  • Taste portion of Malnati salad

Brasserie by LM

  • Taste portion beet/apple gazpacho

O’Briens Restaurant

  • Roasted Celtic corn on the cob

Brazilian Bowl Grill

  • Taste portion of acai bowl

Taquero Fusion

  • Mini chicken taco
  • Mini veggie taco


Main Course

500 calories or less; 500 mg sodium or less; and less than 4 g saturated fat

Beat Kitchen

  • Veggie burger

Jin Ju

  • Chap Chae

Vee Vee’s

  • Jollof rice with plantain

BJ's Market & Bakery

  • Mustard-Fried Catfish

Kasia’s Deli

  • Chicken ke-bob and curry rice
    with vegetables

Brasserie by LM                 

  • Beet/apple gazpacho


  • Crunchy California roll
  • Beef yakiniku

Brazilian Bowl Grill               

  • Acai bowl

Lou Malnati’s Pizza

  • Malnati’s salad

Carbon Live Fire Mexican grill               

  • Grilled chicken taco
  • Grilled steak taco

Manny’s Cafeteria and Deli

  • Turkey leg

Chicago’s Dog  House               

  • Smoked alligator

Star of Siam                               

  • Grilled chicken satay with peanut sauce
    and cucumber salad

Connie's Pizza

  • Margherita Gluten Free Pizza

The Savoy               

  • Farro salad
  • Grilled shrimp po boy

Gino’s Steak House          

  • Chicken onion pepper lettuce wrap

The Smoke Daddy

  • Pulled chicken mini sandwich


  • Green with fried plantains
  • Taste portion of jerk chicken

Taquero Fusion

  • Gourmet chicken taco
  • Gourmet veggie taco



Fewer than 320 calories, 300 mg sodium and 2 g saturated fat

Caffe Gelato

  • Fruitti Di Bosco    
  • Lemon sorbet
  • Pina Colada gelato
  • Chocolate hazelnut gelato

Original Rainbow Cone

  • Taste of dream cup


Franco’s Ristorante

  • Italian Ice-lemon
  • Italian Ice –watermelon

Starfruit Café

  • Frozen mango kefir
  • Taste portion frozen mango kefir
  • Frozen original kefir
  • Taste portion frozen original kefir


  • Bissap sorbet

Star of Siam

  • Mango sorbet


  • Seedless watermelon

The Fudge Pot               

  • Dark chocolate banana baby
  • Chocolate dipped strawberry

Ms Tittle’s Cupcakes                               

  • Southern red velvet morsel of love

For more information about Humana’s offerings at Taste of Chicago please contact Cathryn Donaldson at CDonaldson@Humana.com or 312.441.5346.




Fact Sheet

Humana continues its commitment to health and well-being by sponsoring Taste of Chicago for the seventh consecutive year. The Louisville-based company is thrilled to announce that 29 Chicago-area restaurants share our commitment and collectively will be providing 52 foods that meet the Humana Healthier Choices nutritional criteria to Taste-goers. Representing nearly 20% of all Taste of Chicago menu items, Taste-goers will have a variety of healthy offerings and activities to enjoy throughout the five day food festival, which will be held July 9-13 in Grant Park.


Humana Healthier Choices Menu Items

  • Humana Healthier Choices is an extensive list of healthy fare for Taste-goers. In fact, this year represents the largest number of participating restaurants with an over 30% increase from the number of Humana Healthier Choices items from last year!
  • Restaurants participating in the 2014 Taste of Chicago were invited to submit menu items for consideration for the Humana Healthier Choices Guide by submitting nutritional details, including calories, sodium content, saturated fat and ingredients of foods being served at Taste. A panel of top Chicago-area physicians with expertise in diet and nutrition collaboratively judged each item to assure that nutritional criteria were met, and gave the thumbs up to healthy treats.


Humana Healthier Choices Passport Guide Provides Ticket to Healthy Activities

  • The Humana Healthier Choices Passport Guide allows Taste-goers to collect stamps by participating in activities or eating Humana Healthier Choices options. Once Taste-goers have their guide stamped, they can go to the Humana tent to be entered in a drawing for prizes. The winners will be announced on Sunday, July 13.
  • The Humana Healthier Choices Passport Guide is available for free at the Humana tent throughout Taste and downloadable at facebook.com/TheTasteOfChicago.


Charity Miles Partnership

  • Taste-goers are encouraged to download the free Charity Miles app from iTunes or Google Play Store, allowing them to wander Taste of Chicago and give back to a charity of their choice. Upon downloading the app, Humana will donate $.25 for each mile biked, walked or ran to the charity of the user’s choice.


Humana Power Hour with 93XRT

  • To promote healthy activities at Taste, 93XRT will be hosting a Power Hour from 12-1:00pm each day throughout Taste of Chicago at the Humana Tent, located on Columbus Drive southwest of Buckingham Fountain. 93XRT radio personalities will be on site to challenge consumers to “get off the couch” and participate in a Wii game, which will account for a Humana Healthier Choices passport stamp.