DINING OUT HEALTHY IN LOS ANGELES

DINING OUT HEALTHY IN LOS ANGELES

DINING OUT HEALTHY IN LOS ANGELES

DINING OUT IN A COSMOPOLITAN CITY LIKE LOS ANGELES, WITH SO MANY FOOD OPTIONS, CAN BE A CHALLENGE WITHOUT THE RIGHT KNOWLEDGE SO WE’VE PUT TOGETHER A LIST OF SOME TIPS ON HOW TO DINE OUT HEALTHILY.

We all strive to cook homemade meals. Sometimes however, our lives are too consumed by work, family, and our social lives, so we tend to eat out or on the go. And let’s face it, there are plenty of fast food and chain restaurants that make it easy for us to get the energy we need at affordable prices.

So you’re trying to eat healthier and maybe even shed a few pounds. How do you go about cutting down calories and/or fat but get the protein, fruits, and veggies recommended by the US dietary guidelines?

We’ve evaluated the nutrition contents of some popular menu items at restaurants and decided there are ways to eat healthily after all! We researched our favorite causal restaurants in Los Angeles and came up with some surprisingly healthy meal options.

Island’s
No blame Grilled Veggies Tacos
  • 480 calories
  • 130 calories from fat
  • 15 grams of fat
  • 15 grams of protein
  • 52 grams of carbohydrates
  • 9 grams of dietary fiber
  • 13 grams of sugar
Starbuck’s
Zesty Chicken Black Bean Salad Bowl
  • 360 calories
  • 130 calories from fat
  • 15 grams of fat
  • 14 grams of protein
  • 38 grams of carbohydrates
  • 8 grams of fiber
  • 9 grams of sugar
Chin Chin’s
Classic Chicken Salad (2.5 cups)
  • 230 calories
  • 63 calories from fat
  • 7 grams of fat
  • 28 grams of protein
  • 15 grams of carbohydrates
  • 4 grams of dietary fiber

You can make educated decisions while dining out in Los Angeles too, just request to see the full nutrition facts sheet from the restaurants before placing your order. And remember, light on the sauces and condiments!

 

Find out more about how Nutrition Journey Meal Plans can still include your favorite restaurants and foods!!

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About the Author
Anna Baker

Once a victim of chronic illness and fatigue, Anna found a deep passion and respect for nutrition after proper diet and key lifestyle changes transformed her health, giving her a fresh and energized new outlook on life.

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