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The Healthiest Options at Your Favorite Restaurants

  • Order Grilled Shrimp on the Barbie without butter and seasonings and with cocktail or BBQ sauce.
  • Try Tangy Tomato (fat free), Mustard Vinaigrette, Olive Oil & Red Wine Vinegar dressings.
  • Order Grillers without butter or glaze during preparation.
  • Order Outback Lamb without sauce.
  • Order Chicken on the Barbie without butter. Request BBQ sauce to be used during preparation.
  • For Botany Fish of the Day and Salmon, order with cocktail sauce or fresh lemon instead of Remoulade Sauce.
  • For Barbie Chook ‘n Bacon , order prepared without butter or bbq sauce, and without the bacon and cheese.
Panera Bread
  • The Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad is a seasonal favorite.
Pei Wei
  • Edemame (2 servings per dish) 156 calories, 8 grams fat
  • Wonton Soup (cup, multiply by 2 for a bowl) 110 calories, 1.5 grams fat
  • Hot & Sour Soup (cup, multiply by 2 for a bowl) 150 calories, 9 grams fat
  • Vietnamese Chicken Salad Rolls (3 servings per dish) 80 calories, 4 grams fat
Pizza Hut
  • Fit N Delicious Pizza (less cheese, more sauce) as little as 3.5 g fat per slice.
Red Lobster
  • When ordering a baked potato, try pico de gallo sauce instead of butter and sour cream.
  • Low fat, low calorie and low carb diners can find options in the Light House Selections menu.
  • Zesty Albacore Tuna Wrap has only 311 calories and 7g fat.
  • Chinese Chicken Salad has only 127 calories and 3g fat.
  • Fresh Fruit Salad has only 123 calories and 1g fat.
Sweet Tomatoes
  • Several vegetarian menu options, including salads, soups, pastas.
  • Low-fat menu items and fresh fruit desserts are also available.
Taco Bell
  • Order entrée “fresco style” meaning salsa instead of cheese and sauce, saving about 25% of calories and fat.
  • A host of healthy menu options are available from this restaurant chain, with complete nutritional information available online.
  • Grilled chicken without mayo has just 310 calories 8 grams of fat.
Zoe’s Kitchen
  • Grilled Chicken Pita No.1 (chicken and Zoe's slaw on pita bread) and a side of fresh fruit. Only about 400 calories.

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