Dish of the Day: Whole Wheatery's spinach- and ricotta-stuffed shells

by Leslie Turk

Whole Wheatery Eatery's spinach- and ricotta-stuffed shells are a filling way to maintain your waistline.

Whole Wheatery Eatery, located in the Oil Center at 326 Travis St., serves up two offerings for plate lunches every day: a meat lunch and a vegetarian lunch. One of its vegetarian lunches is the spinach-and ricotta-stuffed pasta shells with a surprising minty kick that's so good it's Tuesday's EatLafayette Dish of the Day.

Along with the main course, diners can choose two sides; pictured here are the red cabbage, braised in apple cider, garlic and onions, and the salad with housemade balsamic vinaigrette, cilantro and dill.

Co-owner Jean Goodman boasted that almost all of the plate lunches fall under 500 categories, and most of the sandwiches are under 400 calories. Visit Whole Wheatery Eatery for plate lunches Monday through Friday and on the weekends for its sandwich menu from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check out the Facebook page,, for each day's offerings.