The Healthiest Mall Foods
How to avoid the food-court diet danger zone!
If a mall shopping trip has left you on edge, especially this time of year, the food court is going to look absolutely fabulous at lunchtime. Giant cinnamon buns, mega-slices of four-cheese pizza, coffee drinks that are basically coffee-flavored milk shakes. Is there any healthy food at all in here?
Yes. In fact, the website www.health.com has come up with a list of the 10 healthiest food-court choices:
*Asian Grilled Salmon with Brown Rice (P.F. Chang’s China Bistro) – 230 calories for ½ the entree
*Moroccan Chicken Salad (California Pizza Kitchen) – 412 calories for1/2 portion
*Chicken on Flatbread with Hummus Artisan Snack Plate (Starbucks) 250 calories for entire portion
*Roasted Eggplant, Spinach and Feta Multigran Pizza (Uno Chicago Grill) 290 for 1/3 of pizza
*Mayan Chicken Harvest Rice Bowl with Brown Rice (au Bon Pain) 510 for entire portion
*Broccoli Beef with White Rice (Panda Express) 340 calories for entire portion
*Asian Sesame Chicken Salad (Panera Bread) 400 calories for entire portion
*6-inch Veggie Delight with Swiss (Subway) – 330 calories for entire portion
*Snack Size Fruit and Walnut Salad (McDonald’s) 210 calories for entire portion
*Soft Serve Chocolate Frozen Yogurt (TCBY) 110 calories for ½ a small size
For higher-calorie foods on the list, you can exercise portion control by asking for a doggie bag or sharing with your fellow shopper. For nutritional info, check out the story at health.com.
Jane Farrell is a senior editor at BettyConfidential.