Fitness Minutes: (14,484)
61 4/1/14 11:05 A
We usually stay clear of chain restaurants but one of my favorite local spots is Akai Hana which has excellent sushi. I also love a local Irish pub for their grilled chicken sandwich. I swap fries for veggies (although I will steal a couple off my husband's plate so I'm not too deprived).
For a nice dinner out, I'll go where there is a nice piece of beef. I rarely eat red meat and a perfectly cooked steak is a joy. :) Something like a filet mignon. It has been YEARS though! I am usually outvoted and we end up with Thai. Then I usually order garlic pork or papaya salad. But I suppose if we go now, I will most definitely pass on the sweet and spicy hot wings!
This will only be helpful for someone who lives in my area....but there's a place in the food court of our local mall called Fish n' Chix. They sell a grilled fish combo that's a nice fillet of white fish, a good-sized serving of salad (I always get the Greek), fries, and a drink. I eat the fish and salad, get a bottle of water instead of soda, and have just a few of the fries. Much better and much tastier than most food court offerings.
I like seafood restaurants, and Japanese steakhouses. I also love Genghis Grill™, because I can load my bowl up with what *I* want, and don't have to take the rice or noodles or whatnot they'd usually serve it with. Lots of veggies instead! yum
Fitness Minutes: (29,419)
850 3/31/14 3:22 P
For fast food, I also like Chipotle. Very high in sodium, but as I don't generally get close to my the top of my range, going over every once in a while doesn't bother me. (The bowl I get is 625 calories, per their nutrition calculator, and is just one meal for me.)
For real eating out (which, to me, isn't fast food), I prefer non-chain restaurants. There are a few near me that I like a lot, and it isn't hard to pick out something reasonably healthy--usually a grilled chicken or seafood dish with veggies.
Panera Bread, lots of good, healthy options. I go with a plan, that's my secret.
Fitness Minutes: (5,015)
44 3/31/14 11:57 A
So...what is your favorite place to eat out for dinner and what do you do before hand to prepare yourself? I looked at the SP Guide and found it very helpful!! I am now more conscience of what I am putting in my mouth and how much of it! One of the biggest surprises I found was the caloric value of a taco salad vs a regular taco!! I'm going for the taco from now on!!!
I hope you are all having a wonderful Monday! Keeping Sparking!!
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