Rush here, rush there—By the time your day is done, you’re exhausted and just want to … you know, “Have A Break Today!” and grab something to eat on the way home.
Take heart. You can give yourself a break, and still stay on your healthy eating plan. Here are a few healthy eat-out options:
Applebees: Offers low-point (Weight Watchers) choices in appetizer, dessert and entree categories.
Chili’s: Nutritional information for lower-fat Guiltless Grill selections are listed on the menu.
Jack in the Box: The chicken fajita pita has only 10 grams of fat. Without the shredded cheese it plummets to 3 grams.
Olive Garden: Offers whole wheat linguine, which has three times more fiber and about 17% fewer carbohydrates than traditional pasta.
Pizza Hut: Fit N Delicious Pizza, which contains less cheese and more sauce, contains as little as 3.5 g fat per slice.
- Zesty albacore tuna wrap—311 calories, 7 g fat
- Chinese chicken salad—127 calories, 3 g fat
- Fresh fruit salad—123 calories, 1 g fat
Taco Bell: Ordering your entrée “fresco style” (salsa instead of cheese and sauce) cuts fat and calories by about 25%.
Wendy’s: Grilled chicken without the mayo contains just 310 calories and 8 grams of fat.
So on those nights when you just can’t stand the thought of cooking on top of everything else you’ve done all day, go ahead. Give yourself a break. 😉 Just take a minute to check your options and make a healthy choice.