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Enjoy a healthy diet at Gran Hotel Sol y Mar

In this hotel, you can enjoy delicious, healthy bites at any time of the day and in any of the hotel’s gastronomic spaces; either in the Food Gallery, the Abiss, the 360º or the Beach Club. Even more, you can enjoy delicious, healthy bites in your room. Below, we explain how to get the most out of this healthy experience.

Breakfast (more)

It is recommended that a balanced breakfast includes –at least– one main food from each of these three food groups:

  • Fresh fruit.
  • A low-fat dairy product or an equivalent one (such as, soy drink).
  • Wholegrain cereals or by-product (such as, brown bread, wholegrain breakfast cereals, etc.).

Breakfast Food Gallery

In the Food Gallery breakfast, you will find the following every morning:

  • A hand picked fresh seasonal fruit. The fruit can be either whole fruit, cut fruit and freshly squeezed juice from delicious oranges.
  • You can choose between delicious wholegrain bread, oat flakes and/or Italian whole-wheat pasta in order to cover the recommended portion of wholegrain foods.
  • The Food Gallery offers you low-fat dairy products (milk or yoghurt), vegetable drinks (soy-based drink) in order to finish off your healthy breakfast.

Furthermore, these options can be supplemented with some other fatty food (walnuts, almonds and olive oil), vegetables and some protein-rich food (such as, ham). Yet, if lunch or dinner includes meat, fish or eggs, it is recommended that you limit the consumption of proteins in the morning.

If you have a sweet tooth, we suggest that you choose low-fat jam.
If you need to wake up, coffee or tea can be a great help. Both drinks can be lightened with skimmed milk or with vegetable drinks (soy based drink), and you can also sweeten them with zero-calorie sweeteners.

Breakfast in the room

If you prefer to have breakfast in your room, you should choose the Healthia room breakfast, which includes a wide selection of healthy choices to start your day in a wholesome way. The breakfast includes the following: assorted fresh fruit, oat flakes, brown bread with light jam, natural low-fat yogurtnuts among other cravings. You have a selection of breakfast beverages available, such as natural orange juice, herbal teas or coffees. You can season these drinks with skimmed milk or vegetable drinks (soy based drink), and you can also sweeten them with zero-calorie sweeteners.

Enjoy your meal and have a good day!

Lunch (more)

A balanced meal includes a wide variety of healthy food in specific proportions. In order to enjoy a healthy menu, it is required to combine food from the following food groups:

  • Vegetables.
  • Cereals (rice, pasta, legumes, potatoes or bread).
  • High-protein food (meat, fish or eggs).
  • Fresh fruit and/or skimmed dairy products.
  • A drink (preferably water).

Do you think there are too many items for a single meal? You just have to choose some food and combine them in a suitable way. Below, we explain how to do it.

Food Gallery

The Food Gallery has spectacular views unbeatable to the Bay of Calpe and the majestic Peñón de Ifach. You choose the specialty, although we suggest that you bear in mind the following recommendations in order to enjoy a balanced meal:

  • If you fancy a lighter menu, choose a starter in which the main ingredients are vegetables. For instance, you can prepare your own vegetable salad or choose one of our Healthia salads that have been prepared by the chef. You can also choose the daily creamy vegetable soup.
  • If you feel hungry and you need a heartier meal, we suggest that you take daily whole-grain cereal or legumes.
  • Choose fresh fish or lean white meats cooked using culinary techniques with very few fats rather than red meats. For example, you will always find fish and chicken, turkey or rabbit as the specialty or in the cooking show depending on the recommendation of the day. Additionally, eggs can always complement your meal.
  • Choose side dishes of vegetables. Every day, different side dishes of vegetables (grilled, stewed, etc.), legumes, cereals or tubers are offered.
  • Fresh fruit would be the final touch to finish your healthy lunch. Remember that it is preferable to choose fresh fruit as your usual dessert while avoiding having cakes or sweet confectionery. Yet, if you fancy a dairy product, there are always 0% fat yoghurts at your disposal.

If you are looking for a vegetarian lunch, we suggest that you opt for the following combination:

  • Salad or creamy vegetable soup as the starter.
  • Pasta, rice o tubers with vegetables or any other vegetarian option that includes legumes as the main course.
  • A delicious fresh fruit as the dessert.

Choose brown bread rather than white bread and remember:  water is the healthiest drink.

Enjoy your meal!

Abiss Restaurant

Enjoy a carefully prepared menu of dishes made with top quality ingredients, a traditional cuisine of authentic origin that will delight your palate.

In order to enjoy a balanced lunch, we suggest that you bear in mind the following recommendations when choosing your dishes in the Abiss restaurant:

  • If you fancy a lighter menu, choose a starter in which the main ingredients are vegetables. For instance, the fresh vegetables salad with pumpkin seeds vinaigrette or the texturized tomato soup, marinated romain hearts and fresh sprouts.
  • If you feel hungry and you need a heartier meal, we suggest that you choose the leeks stewed, lentil vinaigrette and puree or the vegetable cilli with black beans and mexican corn tortillas as the starter.
  • Choose fish, lean white meats or eggs cooked using culinary techniques with very few fats rather than red meats. For example, we suggest that you choose the grilled eggplant with cockles and hints of curry, the fish of the day in a roasted squash sauce and crispy rice or the 65° egg with Asian chocrout and ginger.
  • The red fruits soup with basil would be the final touch to finish the healthy lunch. Remember that it is preferable to choose fresh fruit as your usual dessert while avoiding having cakes or sweet confectionery.

If you are looking for a vegetarian lunch, we suggest that you opt for the following combination:

  • Fresh vegetables salad with pumpkin seeds vinaigrette or the texturized tomato soup, marinated romain hearts and fresh sprouts as the starter.
  • Vegetable pasta with zarangallo and grilled squash stock as the main course.
  • The delicious red fruits soup with basil as the dessert.

However, if you wish an authentic gastronomic experience, we suggest that you choose the healthy (and vegan) menu.

Choose brown bread rather than white bread and remember:  water is the healthiest drink.

Enjoy your meal!

Abiss Gastrobarra

Enjoy a carefully prepared menu of dishes made with top quality ingredients; a traditional cuisine of authentic origin that will delight your palate.

In order to enjoy a balanced lunch, we suggest that you bear in mind the following recommendations when choosing your dishes in the Abiss Gastrobarra:

  • If you fancy a lighter menu, choose a starter in which the main ingredients are vegetables. For instance, the sautéed tamarillo, canons and japanese onion (negui) vinaigrette or the mezclum salad with apples, curried cashews and sesame vinaigrette.
  • If you feel hungry and you need a heartier meal, we suggest that you choose the sautéed potatoes with green mojo from canary islands or the braised leeks, lentil vinaigrette and puree.
  • Choose fish, lean white meats or eggs cooked using culinary techniques with very few fats rather than red meats. For example, we suggest that you choose the fish of the day with vegetables sautéed or the 65º egg with Asian chocrout and ginger.
  • The fruit punch with eucalyptus jelly and apple or the red fruit soup with basil would be the final touch to finish the healthy lunch. Remember that it is preferable to choose fresh fruit as your usual dessert while avoiding having cakes or sweet confectionery.

If you are looking for a vegetarian lunch, we suggest that you opt for the following combination:

  • Sautéed tamarillo, canons and japanese onion (negui) vinaigrette or the mezclum salad with apples, curried cashews and sesame vinaigrette as the starter.
  • Sautéed potatoes with green mojo from canary islands or the braised leeks, lentil vinaigrette and puree as the main course.
  • The delicious fruit punch with eucalyptus jelly and apple or the red fruit soup with basil as the dessert.

Choose brown bread rather than white bread and remember: water is the healthiest drink.

Enjoy your meal!

360º

Located on the Hall of Gran Hotel Sol y Mar, you can enjoy the incredible views of the Arenal beach in any of its panoramic corners.

In order to enjoy a balanced lunch, we suggest that you bear in mind the following recommendations when choosing your dishes in the 360º:

  • If you fancy a lighter menu, choose a starter in which the main ingredients are vegetables. For instance, the cucumber and tomato salad with basil and nuts, the veggies and green salad, the aubergine and tomatoes with Moroccan inspiration or the cold gazpacho soup. If you prefer to share, choose the grilled vegetables with charcoal infused thyme oil.
  • If you feel hungry and you need a heartier meal, we suggest that you choose the Neapolitan spaghetti.
  • Choose fish, lean white meats or eggs cooked using culinary techniques with very few fats rather than red meats. For example, we suggest that you choose the grilled catch of the day fish with potatoes and veggies scented with garlic and parsley oil or a French omelette and salad.
  • The fresh seasonal fruit would be the final touch to finish the healthy lunch. Remember that it is preferable to choose fresh fruit as your usual dessert while avoiding having cakes or sweet confectionery.

If you are looking for a vegetarian lunch, we suggest that you opt for the following combination:

  • Cucumber and tomato salad with basil and nuts, the veggies and green salad, the aubergine and tomatoes with Moroccan inspiration, cold gazpacho soup or the grilled vegetables with charcoal infused thyme oil as the starter.
  • Neapolitan spaghetti as the main course.
  • The fresh seasonal fruit as the dessert.

If you would like to eat a quick, healthy lunch, we suggest you to order the cucumber and tomato salad with basil and nuts, the veggies and green salad or the cold gazpacho soup and you take it with a wholegrain sandwich, such as the Healthia vegetable sandwich with avocado and hard-boiled egg or, if you are looking for 100% vegetarian options, the Healthia vegan sandwich. Complete your choice with fresh seasonal fruit.

Remember, water is the healthiest drink.

Enjoy your meal!

Room Service

In order to enjoy a balanced lunch, we suggest that you bear in mind the following recommendations when choosing your dishes in the room:

  • If you fancy a lighter menu, choose a starter in which the main ingredients are vegetables. For instance, the cucumber and tomato salad with basil and nuts, the veggies and green salad, the aubergine and tomatoes with Moroccan inspiration or the cold gazpacho soup. If you prefer to share, choose the grilled vegetables with charcoal infused thyme oil.
  • If you feel hungry and you need a heartier meal, we suggest that you choose the Neapolitan spaghetti.
  • Choose fish, lean white meats or eggs cooked using culinary techniques with very few fats rather than red meats. For example, we suggest that you choose the grilled catch of the day fish with potatoes and veggies scented with garlic and parsley oil or a French omelette and salad.
  • The fresh seasonal fruit would be the final touch to finish the healthy lunch. Remember that it is preferable to choose fresh fruit as your usual dessert while avoiding having cakes or sweet confectionery.

If you are looking for a vegetarian lunch, we suggest that you opt for the following combination:

  • Cucumber and tomato salad with basil and nuts, the veggies and green salad, the aubergine and tomatoes with Moroccan inspiration, cold gazpacho soup or the grilled vegetables with charcoal infused thyme oil as the starter.
  • Neapolitan spaghetti as the main course.
  • The fresh seasonal fruit as the dessert.

If you would like to eat a quick, healthy lunch in your room, we suggest you to order the cucumber and tomato salad with basil and nuts, the veggies and green salad or the cold gazpacho soup and you take it with a wholegrain sandwich, such as the Healthia vegetable sandwich with avocado and hard-boiled egg or, if you are looking for 100% vegetarian options, the Healthia vegan sandwich. Complete your choice with fresh seasonal fruit.

Remember, water is the healthiest drink.

Enjoy your meal!

Dinner (more)

A balanced dinner includes a wide variety of healthy food in specific proportions. By way of illustration, we suggest to enjoy the following menu for dinner:

  • Starter: vegetables.
  • Main course: meat, fish or eggs with a starchy or vegetables as side dish.
  • Dessert: fresh fruit or a skimmed dairy product.
  • Accompanied by: brown bread and water.

It is preferable to have a light dinner in order to help your digestion and to be drift into a deep sleep.

Food Gallery

The Food Gallery has spectacular views unbeatable to the Bay of Calpe and the majestic Peñón de Ifach. You choose the specialty, although we suggest that you bear in mind the following recommendations in order to enjoy a balanced dinner:

  • If you fancy a lighter menu, choose a starter in which the main ingredients are vegetables. For instance, you can prepare your own vegetable salad or choose one of our Healthia salads that have been prepared by the chef. You can also choose the daily creamy vegetable soup.
  • If you feel hungry and you need a heartier meal, we suggest that you take daily whole-grain cereal or legumes.
  • Choose fresh fish or lean white meats cooked using culinary techniques with very few fats rather than red meats. For example, you will always find fish and chicken, turkey or rabbit as the specialty or in the cooking show depending on the recommendation of the day. Additionally, eggs can always complement your meal.
  • Choose side dishes of vegetables. Every day, different side dishes of vegetables (grilled, stewed, etc.), legumes, cereals or tubers are offered.
  • Fresh fruit would be the final touch to finish your healthy dinner. Remember that it is preferable to choose fresh fruit as your usual dessert while avoiding having cakes or sweet confectionery. Yet, if you fancy a dairy product, there are always 0% fat yoghurts at your disposal.

If you are looking for a vegetarian dinner, we suggest that you opt for the following combination:

  • Salad or creamy vegetable soup as the starter.
  • Pasta, rice o tubers with vegetables or any other vegetarian option that includes legumes as the main course.
  • A delicious fresh fruit as the dessert.

Choose brown bread rather than white bread and remember:  water is the healthiest drink.

Enjoy your meal!

Abiss Restaurant

Enjoy a carefully prepared menu of dishes made with top quality ingredients, a traditional cuisine of authentic origin that will delight your palate.

In order to enjoy a balanced dinner, we suggest that you bear in mind the following recommendations when choosing your dishes in the Abiss restaurant:

  • If you fancy a lighter menu, choose a starter in which the main ingredients are vegetables. For instance, the fresh vegetables salad with pumpkin seeds vinaigrette or the texturized tomato soup, marinated romain hearts and fresh sprouts.
  • If you feel hungry and you need a heartier meal, we suggest that you choose the leeks stewed, lentil vinaigrette and puree or the vegetable cilli with black beans and mexican corn tortillas as the starter.
  • Choose fish, lean white meats or eggs cooked using culinary techniques with very few fats rather than red meats. For example, we suggest that you choose the grilled eggplant with cockles and hints of curry, the fish of the day in a roasted squash sauce and crispy rice or the 65° egg with Asian chocrout and ginger.
  • The red fruits soup with basil would be the final touch to finish the healthy lunch. Remember that it is preferable to choose fresh fruit as your usual dessert while avoiding having cakes or sweet confectionery.

If you are looking for a vegetarian dinner, we suggest that you opt for the following combination:

  • Fresh vegetables salad with pumpkin seeds vinaigrette or the texturized tomato soup, marinated romain hearts and fresh sprouts as the starter.
  • Vegetable pasta with zarangallo and grilled squash stock as the main course.
  • The delicious red fruits soup with basil as the dessert.

However, if you wish an authentic gastronomic experience, we suggest that you choose the healthy (and vegan) menu.

Choose brown bread rather than white bread and remember:  water is the healthiest drink.

Enjoy your meal!

Abiss Gastrobarra

Enjoy a carefully prepared menu of dishes made with top quality ingredients; a traditional cuisine of authentic origin that will delight your palate.

In order to enjoy a balanced dinner, we suggest that you bear in mind the following recommendations when choosing your dishes in the Abiss Gastrobarra:

  • If you fancy a lighter menu, choose a starter in which the main ingredients are vegetables. For instance, the sautéed tamarillo, canons and japanese onion (negui) vinaigrette or the mezclum salad with apples, curried cashews and sesame vinaigrette.
  • If you feel hungry and you need a heartier meal, we suggest that you choose the sautéed potatoes with green mojo from canary islands or the braised leeks, lentil vinaigrette and puree.
  • Choose fish, lean white meats or eggs cooked using culinary techniques with very few fats rather than red meats. For example, we suggest that you choose the fish of the day with vegetables sautéed or the 65º egg with Asian chocrout and ginger.
  • The fruit punch with eucalyptus jelly and apple or the red fruit soup with basil would be the final touch to finish the healthy lunch. Remember that it is preferable to choose fresh fruit as your usual dessert while avoiding having cakes or sweet confectionery.

If you are looking for a vegetarian dinner, we suggest that you opt for the following combination:

  • Sautéed tamarillo, canons and japanese onion (negui) vinaigrette or the mezclum salad with apples, curried cashews and sesame vinaigrette as the starter.
  • Sautéed potatoes with green mojo from canary islands or the braised leeks, lentil vinaigrette and puree as the main course.
  • The delicious fruit punch with eucalyptus jelly and apple or the red fruit soup with basil as the dessert.

Choose brown bread rather than white bread and remember: water is the healthiest drink.

Enjoy your meal!

360º

Located on the Hall of Gran Hotel Sol y Mar, you can enjoy the incredible views of the Arenal beach in any of its panoramic corners.

In order to enjoy a balanced dinner, we suggest that you bear in mind the following recommendations when choosing your dishes in the 360º:

  • If you fancy a lighter menu, choose a starter in which the main ingredients are vegetables. For instance, the cucumber and tomato salad with basil and nuts, the veggies and green salad, the aubergine and tomatoes with Moroccan inspiration or the cold gazpacho soup. If you prefer to share, choose the grilled vegetables with charcoal infused thyme oil.
  • If you feel hungry and you need a heartier meal, we suggest that you choose the Neapolitan spaghetti.
  • Choose fish, lean white meats or eggs cooked using culinary techniques with very few fats rather than red meats. For example, we suggest that you choose the grilled catch of the day fish with potatoes and veggies scented with garlic and parsley oil or a French omelette and salad.
  • The fresh seasonal fruit would be the final touch to finish the healthy lunch. Remember that it is preferable to choose fresh fruit as your usual dessert while avoiding having cakes or sweet confectionery.

If you are looking for a vegetarian dinner, we suggest that you opt for the following combination:

  • Cucumber and tomato salad with basil and nuts, the veggies and green salad, the aubergine and tomatoes with Moroccan inspiration, cold gazpacho soup or the grilled vegetables with charcoal infused thyme oil as the starter.
  • Neapolitan spaghetti as the main course.
  • The fresh seasonal fruit as the dessert.

If you would like to eat a quick, healthy dinner, we suggest you to order the cucumber and tomato salad with basil and nuts, the veggies and green salad or the cold gazpacho soup and you take it with a wholegrain sandwich, such as the Healthia vegetable sandwich with avocado and hard-boiled egg or, if you are looking for 100% vegetarian options, the Healthia vegan sandwich. Complete your choice with fresh seasonal fruit.

Remember, water is the healthiest drink.

Enjoy your meal!

Room Service

In order to enjoy a balanced dinner, we suggest that you bear in mind the following recommendations when choosing your dishes in the room:

  • If you fancy a lighter menu, choose a starter in which the main ingredients are vegetables. For instance, the cucumber and tomato salad with basil and nuts, the veggies and green salad, the aubergine and tomatoes with Moroccan inspiration or the cold gazpacho soup. If you prefer to share, choose the grilled vegetables with charcoal infused thyme oil.
  • If you feel hungry and you need a heartier meal, we suggest that you choose the Neapolitan spaghetti.
  • Choose fish, lean white meats or eggs cooked using culinary techniques with very few fats rather than red meats. For example, we suggest that you choose the grilled catch of the day fish with potatoes and veggies scented with garlic and parsley oil or a French omelette and salad.
  • The fresh seasonal fruit would be the final touch to finish the healthy lunch. Remember that it is preferable to choose fresh fruit as your usual dessert while avoiding having cakes or sweet confectionery.

If you are looking for a vegetarian dinner, we suggest that you opt for the following combination:

  • Cucumber and tomato salad with basil and nuts, the veggies and green salad, the aubergine and tomatoes with Moroccan inspiration, cold gazpacho soup or the grilled vegetables with charcoal infused thyme oil as the starter.
  • Neapolitan spaghetti as the main course.
  • The fresh seasonal fruit as the dessert.

If you would like to eat a quick, healthy dinner in your room, we suggest you to order the cucumber and tomato salad with basil and nuts, the veggies and green salad or the cold gazpacho soup and you take it with a wholegrain sandwich, such as the Healthia vegetable sandwich with avocado and hard-boiled egg or, if you are looking for 100% vegetarian options, the Healthia vegan sandwich. Complete your choice with fresh seasonal fruit.

Remember, water is the healthiest drink.

Enjoy your meal!

What to drink between meals (more)

There is nothing like water for slaking your thirst. Water does not require digestion and the body takes advantage of it effortless. Yet, if you need a “little flavour”, you can choose zero-calorie drinks in order to avoid an extra dose of sugar, such as:

  • Light or sugar-free soft drinks.
  • Coffee, tea and infusions with little or no sugar or with a zero-calorie sweetener. If you prefer coffee or tea with milk, you should order skimmed milk.
  • It must be considered that cola soft drinks, coffee, as well as tea contain caffeine. Consequently, they are not recommended if you have sleep disorders or problems.

Natural fruit juices –that is to say, fresh-squeezed juices– are an alternative. It must be highlighted that whole fruit should not be substituted for fruit juices systematically –even if when it is fresh-squeezed juice–.
It is very important to remember that alcoholic beverages contain alcohol and calories to such an extent that it is preferable to get into the habit of drinking sugar- and alcohol-free drinks.

Dorée gin & Sea

Dorée Gin & Sea by Gran Hotel Sol y Mar is a space designed to relax and experience the spectacle of the fabulous Mediterranean sunset. It has modernist indoors and the most privileged area is the terrace with Balinese beds open onto the Mediterranean.

If you want to take care of yourself and avoid some extra sugar intake, enjoy the moment with mineral water, fresh orange juice, sugar-free soft drinks or alcohol-free beer. Also, if you want to slake your thirst with a more singular choice, you will find in the menu the following options: the frappe cappuccino Healthia, the sugar-free mocktail pink sea or the alcohol-free appetizer doble A.

Remember, water is the healthiest drink at any time of the day.

360º

In order that you live every moment with joy, enjoy your stay from the first sip until the last drop in the 360º located in the lobby. Take water, a fresh orange juice, a sugar-free soft drink, a sugar-free mocktail (such as the pink sea), or an alcohol-free appetizer (such as doble A) before the check-in or while you are resting.

Remember, water is the healthiest drink at any time of the day.

Mini Bar

This offers you healthy drink options at any time of the day. Such offer includes mineral water and sugar-free soft drinks.

Remember, water is the healthiest drink at any time of the day.

What to eat between meals (more)

Contrary to what is often believed, snacking between meals can be a healthy habit, for example, to take the edge off your appetite. In fact, eating often (five times a day) is related to a healthy body weight, whereas you tend to choose more high-calorie food if you are very hungry (such as, after a fast).

However, it is obvious that eating high-calorie food between meals –such as, chocolate bars, pastries or ice creams– is not advisable.

That being so, when you are hungry between meals, you should choose healthy snacks ––such as, fruit, skimmed yoghurt, corn cakes, etc.–. You can also take any of these options with a drink, preferably water or zero-calorie drinks –such as, infusions–. This can help you to feel satiated and calm your appetite for a while.

360º

If you feel like having a healthy snack, you can choose the following healthy alternatives in the 360º (with no regrets at all!):

  • Almonds
  • Fresh seasonal fruit
  • Baked apple with plain low fat yogurt
  • Cucumber and tomato salad with basil and nuts.

If you feel like having a heartier meal, we recommend the Healthia sandwich or the Healthia vegan sandwich.

The 360º offers different sugar-free drinks so that you can refresh yourself during your stay without having to worry about the intake of extra calories. In this way, you will always find mineral water, zero-caffeine coffee and infusions (with skimmed or soy milk), sugar-free soft drinks, alcohol-free beer and mocktails.

Remember, water is the healthiest drink at any time of the day.

Room Service

If you feel like having a healthy snack, you can choose the following healthy alternatives in the Room Service (with no regrets at all!):

  • Almonds
  • Fresh seasonal fruit
  • Baked apple with plain low fat yogurt
  • Cucumber and tomato salad with basil and nuts.

If you feel like having a heartier meal, we recommend the Healthia sandwich or the Healthia vegan sandwich.

Mini Bar

You can ask for the Healthia minibar, which includes:

  • Thin rye crispbread
  • Wholemeal rice cakes
  • Nuts
  • Fresh fruit.

Likewise, you will always be able of taking care of yourself at any moment of the day.

Lobby

At the reception of the Gran Hotel Sol y Mar you will always have juicy, fresh apples at your disposal.

During the afternoon, you can enjoy a snack buffet, which includes:

  • Fresh fruit
  • Wholegrain rice cakes
  • Plain skimmed yoghurt
  • Nuts and dried fruit .

To your health!

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