Nutrition Made Easy

Our nutrition experts and registered dietitians translate the latest nutrition research into tips you can use to eat healthier every day.

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. By: Maureen Callahan, MS, RD and Karen Ansel, RD.

McDonald’s Hamburger
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Here are some scary stats, one burger at a popular restaurant chain has over 3600mg sodium, 100 grams of fat (43g sat), and 1400 calories. That doesn’t even include fries!

Instead, go for a McDonald’s Hamburger at 250 calories, 9 grams of fat (3.5g sat) and 490 milligrams of sodium. At such low numbers, this burger leaves room for a 20-calorie side salad (add a serving of Newman's Own Low Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette for only 35 calories if you prefer) and small fry (230 calories, 11 grams fat (1.5g sat) and 160mg sodium).

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