Some of you might remember this post that I did on Tips for Eating Well While Eating Out.
While my general philosophy is to just enjoy eating out and get whatever you’re craving, I’ve gotten requests for some sort of a guide when eating out in order to make more balanced, nutrient-dense choices, so I wanted to put that together for you.
I was recently at Disney World (as those of you who follow me on Snapchat know!) and I found myself in a situation where I was staying at a hotel and unable to make my own meals for a good week straight. In those situations, I can understand wanting some sort of a guide (like this one here) to navigating those situations when trying to eat better. To build on that guide, I’m focusing on specific restaurants here and picking out a few options for you.
Chipotle: Burrito bowl with a scoop of brown rice, grilled chicken or black beans, salsa, fajita vegetables, lettuce, guacamole and hot sauce
Panera: Avocado, Egg White & Spinach Breakfast Power Sandwich and a seasonal fruit cup, Seasonal Greens Salad with Grilled Chicken or a Turkey Sandwich on Whole Grain with seasonal fruit or a side salad
Chick-fil-A: Grilled Chicken Sandwich or Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap with fruit cup or side salad
Starbucks: Classic Whole Grain Oatmeal (using 1/4 – 1/3 the packet of brown sugar) or Hearty Blueberry Oatmeal, Reduced-Fat Turkey Bacon & Cage Free Egg White Breakfast Sandwich and a fruit cup, Cheese & Fruit, PB&J on Whole Wheat or Protein Bistro Boxes, Hearty Veggie & Brown Rice Salad Bowl
Subway: 6-inch Veggie Delite (with swiss cheese, olive oil & vinegar) or Oven Roasted Chicken Sandwich with a side of apple slices
Jason’s Deli: Super Slaw Salmon Salad, Zucchini Grillini or Spinach Veggie Wrap with side of fresh fruit
Papa John’s: 2 slices of Plain Cheese Pizza or Papa’s ‘Lighter Choices’ Chicken & Veggie
Olive Garden: Cup of Minestrone Soup and Garden Salad, Herb Grilled Salmon
Have a restaurant I didn’t include that you’d like to see highlighted? Let me know below in the comments and I’ll happily add it in!
You can also look at my Gilmore Girls Revival-Inspired Guide to Healthier Takeout.7