Thursday, May 23, 2013

You can still Eat Out and Eat Smart!!!

  OMG! ( Hope all this helps)!

People go all craz when it comes to eating out, when they are going thru their lifestyle changes!!!
Not meeeeeee!! I'm here to share with you some healthier options that I've found for us at our POPULAR local places that won't wreck your day, and your workout, that I know you all did today!! (;

This is in no order, because I'm lazy!! HAHA!!!

1.  Chipotle Mexican Grill
 ( I'm already salivating, just typing this)!

Not so great choice:
Burrito, with carnitas, cilantro-lime rice, sour cream, roasted chili corn salsa, and cheese: “On the surface it’s not that bad, but anything with a burrito-size flour tortilla and sour cream has a lot of calories, sodium, and fat,” Kleiner says. A burrito built this way clocks in at 910 calories, 40 grams of both fat and cholesterol, and almost a full day’s worth of sodium.

Ahhhh.... Now that's Better: 
Burrito bowl, with steak or chicken, brown rice, black beans, fajita veggies, guacamole, and green salsa: The best meal at Chipotle is one that skips the tortillas. This burrito bowl is a square 510 calories, 17 grams of fat, and an impressive 22 grams of fiber. “It’s got lean protein and heart-healthy fats that will give you a full feeling for longer. This is pretty good meal,” says our expert. Be sure to ask for half the normal amount of guacamole, as the dollop tends to be generous.

2.  (Love them)

No No:
Almond & Cashew Chicken (very high calories, outrageously high sodium)
Crispy Honey Chicken (extremely high calories)
Sesame Chicken (very high calories, extremely high sodium)
Beef with Broccoli (very high calories, extremely high sodium)

Buddha’s Feast, Steamed
Two 9-ounce servings, each with:
210 cal, no sat fat, 2g total fat, 80 mg of Sodium
, 39g carbs, 5g fiber, 10g protein
Asian Grilled Salmon*
Two 9-ounce servings, each with:
320 cal, 1g sat fat, 6g total fat, 575mg sodium, 44g carbs, 3g fiber, 22g protein

3. ( We all love this place, and if you're like me, you probably crave it the most on the one day of the week when it's CLOSED Sunday, I'm telling you I do that every time, lol)

Sad...But it's a NO NO (once my fav too)

Chicken Nuggets 8 count-  270  calories
Medium Fries-   400 calories
Lg. Sweet Tea-  220 calories

Grand Total:   890 calories    Whoooo! Man O Man

Happy choices and Calorie Savers!!

#1: The Chick-fil-A Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich
The Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich is made with a generously-sized boneless chicken breast that's marinated in seasonings. It's served on a whole wheat bun with lettuce and tomato. Just skip the packet of BBQ sauce to keep your sugar and calories down. The Chick-fil-A Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich (without the flavoring packet) contains 260 calories, 3 grams of fat and 7 grams of fiber. It's also a great source of protein, weighing in with 27 grams per sandwich.
#2: Chick-fil-A Chargrilled Chicken Cool Wrap
If you're in the mood for a wrap instead of a sandwich, pick up the freshly-prepared Chicken Cool Wrap made with grilled chicken breast, shredded carrots, tomato, lettuce and a sprinkling of cheese. The Chick-fil-A Chargrilled Chicken Cool Wrap contains 410 calories and 12 grams of fat. You'll also get 33 grams of protein from this tasty wrap, and it's a low in saturated fat (just 4 grams). Turn this into a healthy meal with a side salad and light Italian dressing.
           Don't Eat this:
You would have to walk 7 hours straight to burn off a Super Sized Coke, fries and Big Mac!!! UUMMMM No thanks. A Big Mac and Large fries and a Super Sized coke is a total of 1130 calories!!!!! OMG! enough said!!! 
Eat this instead: 
Hamburger - 250 calories - 9g fat (3.5g sat) - 520mg sodium

Grilled Ranch Snack Wrap - 270 calories - 10g fat (4g sat) - 830mg sodium (watch the Sodium)

Chicken McNuggets (6pc) - 280 calories - 17g (3g sat) - 600mg sodium

Don't eat this:  

Burgers, which is what I used to pick.
An OLDTIMER is 1260 calories!!!! WHOOO

Pick this instead: 

Lighter Choice Grilled Salmon

Served with all steamed veggies.

27 g
saturated fat
5 g
400 mg
39 g
5 g
48 g
0.75 cup

* Don't Be Afraid to ask your waiter/waitress to hold the seasonings and butter/oils* Avoid heavy creams also!!!