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
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.
Top Choice: Sheetz
Dipping vegetables packets.
Top Choice: Starbucks
Oatmeal with dried fruit & nuts.
Packets of dried fruit and nuts.
Mexican Fast Food
Top Choice: Chipotle
Salad with beans, brown rice, corn salsa, salsa and guacamole.
Side of beans and salsa.
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.
Brown rice vegetable sushi.
Mediterranean, Indian & Takeout
Ask for the bean and vegetable dishes with the least oil.
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