food court survival guide

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last minute shopping at the mall will kill you! with the jam-packed crowds, kids crying, strollers bumping into you, pushing, shoving, and all the other hellish delights that go along with it, the mall is chaotic before the holidays.  it’s even more difficult to eat healthy.  try to save yourself with this ingenious ‘FOOD COURT SURVIVAL GUIDE’ brought to you by fitsugar.com:

A long shopping day means you’re going to need to refuel. With all the wonderful treats around you don’t want to waste precious calories on run-of-the-mill food court fare. I have found a few items that are lower in calories and saturated fat and though may not be the healthiest choices overall, like celeb trainer Valerie Waters says, sometimes you just have to make the better choice.

From Subway:

  • 6″ Veggie Delite: 230 calories, 1 g saturated fat
  • 6″ Turkey Breast: 280 calories, 1.5 g saturated fat
  • 6″ Oven Roasted Chicken Breast: 310 calories, 1.5 g saturated fat

Not into those choices? Then read more.

From McDonald’s:

  • Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken: 320 calories, 3 g saturated fat
  • Premium Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken: 220 calories, 3 g saturated fat
  • Snack Size Fruit & Walnut Salad: 210 calories, 1.5 g of saturated fat

*Opt for no dressing or choose from these two:

  • Newman’s Own Low Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette: 40 calories, 0 g saturated fat
  • Newman’s Own Low Fat Family Recipe Italian Dressing: 60 calories, 0 g saturated fat

From Wendy’s:

  • Chicken Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken Fillet: 490 calories, 7 g saturated fat
  • Broccoli and Cheese Potato: 340 calories, 1.5 g saturated fat
  • Grilled Chicken Go Wrap: 250 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat
  • Ultimate Chicken Grill: 350 calories, 1.5 g saturated fat
  • Side of Mandarin Oranges: 80 calories, 0 g saturated fat

From Taco Bell:

  • Fresco Bean Burrito: 340 calories, 2.5 g saturated fat
  • Regular Style Ranchero Chicken Soft Taco: 270 calories, 4 g saturated fat
  • Regular Style Spicy Chicken Soft Taco: 170 calories, 2 g saturated fat
  • Fresco Burrito Supreme Chicken: 340 calories, 2.5 g saturated fat
  • Fiesta Taco Salad NO Shell: 460 calories, 8 g saturated fat

From Dunkin’ Donuts:

  • Multigrain bagel w/ reduced fat vegetable cream cheese: 520 calories, 8 g saturated fat
  • Original Chicken Wrap: 230 calories, 3 g saturated fat
  • Garden Salad: 180 calories, 3 g saturated fat
  • Chicken Noodle Soup: 130 calories, 1 g saturated fat

From Sbarro:

  • Slice of thin-crust cheese pizza: 460 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat

Another great option is to pack your own healthy snacks or sandwiches. You’ll know it’s low in calories and fat, will save you money, and you won’t have to wait in those long lines.

❤ kt

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