The Premium Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich at McDonald's comes in at 300 calories IF you have them leave off the mayo dressing and substitute a bit of mustard.
I've also had good luck at Chipotle (Veggie Burrito Bowl with black beans, no rice, vegetables, salsa, and a 1/2 order of guacamole) and Panera in the past month. The trick is to visit the company's website BEFORE you go and look at the nutrition information online; then figure out what option is best for you so that it's not a guessing game when you're hungry and standing at the counter to order.
Finally, last month during a business trip I ended up eating at Applebee's and observed that many of the entrees that it labels as "healthy" are unreasonably expensive. I settled for the salad and soup, but I wasn't very happy with the company and hope I don't have to go back!
Why can't there be a restaurant that serves healthy food, in a reasonable portion size, for a reasonable price?
I also agree with the reader who said that sodium levels are often too high at all of these restaurants.
- 5/2/2013 8:36:27 AM