Eating Out

Best Fast Food & Takeout Choices

 

Despite our best laid plans, we sometimes have to make-do with fast food or take-out offerings. When all else fails, look for these healthier options.

 

Best Overall Family Restaurant Takeout

Panera Bread

Cheesecake Factory

 

Both Panera Bread and the Cheesecake Factory offer enticing, satisfying, seasonal salad and soup options.

 

Burger & Sandwich Joints

Top Choice: Subway

 

Oatmeal. (Hold the sugar.)

Whole grain subs with fresh vegetables and guacamole.

Baked potato side.

Salad bar vegetables with light dressing, beans, seeds, nuts and dried fruit.

Side salads with light dressing.

Apple slices, applesauce or fruit cup sides.

 

Convenience Stores

Top Choice: Sheetz

 

Fresh fruit.

Dipping vegetables packets.

Vegetable salads.

Sunflower seeds.

Almonds.

V-8 juice.

 

Coffee Shops

Top Choice: Starbucks

 

Oatmeal with dried fruit & nuts.

Packets of dried fruit and nuts.

Fresh fruit.

 

Mexican Fast Food

Top Choice: Chipotle

 

Salad with beans, brown rice, corn salsa, salsa and guacamole.

Side of beans and salsa.

 

Chinese Takeout

Top Choice: P.F. Chang’s

 

Buddha’s Feast, Buddha’s Delight or other vegetable and tofu dishes. Ask to have them steamed instead of stir fried, and substitute light soy sauce for the sauce.

 

Japanese Takeout

 

Brown rice vegetable sushi.

Seaweed salad.

Edamame side.

 

Mediterranean, Indian & Takeout

 

Ask for the bean and vegetable dishes with the least oil.

 

 

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What’s your favorite healthy fast food or takeout choice? Leave a Reply below.

 

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