"The grilled chicken Caesar salad. or the sides like mashed potatoes w/gravy, or the chilli"
Doodles, Caesar salad is almost always a horrible choice, and adding the chicken does not make it healthier, it just adds more calories. Try a plain salad instead.
If you have mashed potatoes, only eat ONE portion, not the many they will give you... and NO gravy!
Chili varies so much, I would just avoid it. Especially since most restaurant soups have way too much sodium.
How about the smallest grilled steak, side salad and steamed veggie?
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