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Eat Healthy While Dining Out

Eat healthfully when dining out with real-world advice from nutrition experts.

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Healthy Restaurant Lunches

Best Restaurant Lunches

It’s a minefield of high fat, high calorie, super salty choices at some lunch joints while others offer at least a few healthy options. Here’s a quick look at the best restaurant lunches.


Best Fast Food Burgers and Sandwiches

Best Fast Food Sandwiches

These grab-and-go bites are the ultimate convenience foods, but choose wisely to avoid a diet downfall.


Starbucks: Protein Bistro Box

Healthiest Fast Food Breakfasts

Next time you’re in a hurry, fuel up with these quick yet healthy fast food breakfast options.


Best Vegetarian Meals

Best Meatless Meals at Restaurants

Going meatless can be a delicious change of pace when you dine out on tasty vegetarian offerings at these chain restaurants. Text: Maureen Callahan, MS, RD and Karen Ansel, MS, RD


Kids' Menu Choices

Best and Worst Kids' Menus

We reviewed 7 popular chain restaurants throughout the country and give you the inside scoop on what your little one should order to keep calories, fat, and sodium in check.


Fast Food Drinks

Healthy Fast Food Drinks

Liquid calories can add up quickly. Keep yours under control with our top picks at fast food restaurants or local coffee shops in your neighborhood.


Restaurant Snacks

Restaurant Snack Menus

Snack menus are popping up at restaurants everywhere. But how healthy are they? We reveal the best and worst picks.


Panera Bread Salad Nutrition

Restaurant Salad Shockers!

We navigate the best and worst restaurant salads and share our top picks.


Italian Appetizers

Best & Worst Italian Appetizers

Find our picks for healthy choices and splurge-only starters at Italian restaurants.


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Menu Navigator

Trying to eat healthy when dining out? We'll show you what to order at a typical restaurant.


Hungry Restaurant Diner

Healthier Restaurant Food

After years of dabbling in healthier options, restaurants are diving in.


Fast Food Nutrition: Women in Food Court

What to Eat at the Food Court

Try one of these healthy options next time you're navigating the food court. By: Katherine Brooking MS, RD and Holley Grainger, MS, RD


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Leftovers vs. Lunch Out

We crunched the numbers to learn the real cost of eating out. See what lunches from leftovers can save your waist (and your wallet). By Katherine Brooking, MS, RD


Cooking Light Chicken Strips

The Truth About Chicken Strips

You'd think fat would be the problem with chicken strips. Not so.


Mother and son at airport

Healthy Airport Eats

Dodging too-rich preflight meals and snacks is much easier at these five airports where fresher, healthier selections are always on the menu.

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