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. By: Maureen Callahan, MS, RD and Karen Ansel, RD.
Healthy Restaurant Lunches
That bling-worthy lunch tote may pull in the compliments, but sometimes it’s hard to feel the love about what’s inside, particularly if it’s last night’s leftovers. Feeling the urge to dine out instead? We’ve canvassed nutrition numbers at top-selling restaurant chains to zero in on the healthiest options.
Our guidelines for good: 600 calories or less; not more than 6 grams saturated fat (the American Heart Association suggests a daily limit of 17g) and about 900 mg sodium or less.