Nutrition Made Easy

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

Nutrition Showdown:
Homemade vs. Restaurant Lunch

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

Grilled Vidalia Onion and Steak Sandwiches recipe
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Lunch Option 1: Steak Sandwich

Restaurant Meal: T.G.I. Friday's Chipotle Grilled Steak Sandwich―$11.39
Homemade Alternative: Grilled Vidalia Onion and Steak Sandwiches―$3.78

A delicious steak sandwich for less than $4? You bet! But the real savings here is for your waistline. T.G.I. Friday's Chipotle Grilled Steak Sandwich (with cheese) is a heavyweight, packed with 900 calories. Our chipotle-seasoned steak sandwich has 72 percent fewer calories and just 3.3 grams of saturated fat. With 30.5 grams of protein, plus iron and calcium your body needs, this meal is plenty substantial.

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