By Ann Brown
As more and more Nigerians adopt a Western lifestyle, the country is losing the battle to promote healthy eating habits. In fact, according to the Global Burden of Disease study from the University of Washington, obesity is growing in Nigeria.
But restaurant entrepreneur Madey Adeboye has a goal to provide healthier eating options, and her efforts are catching on. Her Lagos-based Green Grill House cafe has a loyal and growing following.
Adeboye is a lawyer by trade, but entered the food business in 2012 when she started offering catered meals which she delivered to customers. That service then grew into a full-blown cafe, opened last year.
The cafe has attracted Lagos’ young professionals who are interested in healthy eating and fitness–and who don’t have much time to cook at home. What makes the food at Green Grill House unique is that it serves up healthy versions of traditional Nigerian favorites, along with other health food staples.
The menu offers more than the standard health food salads, though they do have them for sale. There is Moi moi (bean pudding), but it is made with less oil; yaji, Click here to read entire article