What 5 Dietitians Order at TGI Fridays
Finding healthy options on the menu at this haven of pub food can be tricky, but as our experts show, it's possible.
Okay, , we understand the holiday season is upon us,Â but is a really the right way to celebrate?
Drinks with flair aside, digging up healthy options at this haven of pub food can be as tricky as, well, pairing pumpkin spice with liquor. Still, as our team of pro nutritionists show, it's possible! Deliciously possible, in fact. Here is what dietitians order (spoiler:Â notÂ the pumpkin spice martini).
If you'd like some Southwestern flavor
"Opt for the Chipotle Yucatan Chicken Salad, with a few modifications: Get the tostadas and dressing on the side, and go light on the cheese. Plus, ask for a little extra vinegar on the side, and add some to the dressing. It'll cut the calories and fat, and I find it usually tastes better, too."
â, RDN, author of Read it Before You Eat ItÂ ($12, )
If you'd likeÂ something light and fresh
"Go with the Sizzling Chicken and Spinach. It weighs in at just 410 calories. Plus, you get a mozzarella and tomato salad. Yum!"
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If you just needÂ aÂ burger
"I like to order a turkey burger on greens because it's suchÂ a great source of lean protein! With a salad it makes for a very satisfying option."
If you feel like pizza
"Nab a spinach florentine flatbread starter as an entree, and pair it with a side of broccoli. It feels like a lot of food, but it has only 430 calories total."
â and author of The Flexitarian DietÂ ($15, )
If you'd like to chow down on a hearty salad
âYou can order a lunch-size salad even at dinner, which will cut down on calories and unhealthy ingredients. The lunch-portion Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad will fill you up, and when you top it with the low-fat balsamic vinaigrette dressing, youâll clock in at 420 calories, 28 grams of fat, and 1,030 mg of sodiumâstill a bitÂ high in fat and sodium, but not too bad.â
â, author of Eat Right When Time is TightÂ ($12, )
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