Finding a casual, family-friendly restaurant that serves delicious, healthy food that doesn’t break the bank is a tall order, but Tender Greens delivers the goods. Bring the whole clan over to the Pasadena location of this popular chef-inspired health food restaurant for a tasty meal that the kids will love just as much as their parents. Let the youngsters pick their favorite colorful drink, maybe a mint lemonade or an agua fresca. They’ll have fun sipping these all-natural treats in the relaxed open dining room, and the kitchen’s “slow food cooked fast” mantra won’t keep them waiting long for the first bite. The cooks use local produce and ingredients in all their recipes, as well as line-caught tuna, cage-free chicken, and beef from cows that are hormone- and antibiotic- free. This humane farm-to-fork ethos lets moms and dads know they’re feeding the family the best they can, and it sets a good example that eating right can still be fun. After an awesome steak or some tender barbecued chicken, it’s time to give the kids what they’ve been waiting for: dessert. Tender Greens creates unique masterpieces that are perfect for rewarding good behavior. Freshly baked cupcakes, cookies, and bars will have you and your spouse laughing at the squeals of delight you’re hearing. The menu changes often, which is all the more reason to come back again and again. After your meal, keep the good times rolling by heading to the ArcLight Cinemas across the street. It makes for a fun ending to a wholesome outing.