Home > Food > Dining and Eating Out > Fast Food > Emergency Take-out Tips: Ideas for Healthiest Choices
|

Emergency Take-out Tips: Ideas for Healthiest Choices

There are times when even 10 minutes is too long to prepare a meal. Here are some ideas for the healthiest choices in fast food and take-out restaurants:

Fast Food

  • Fajita
  • Roast beef or turkey sandwich with low-fat mayonnaise or mustard
  • Plain hamburger (no cheese)
  • Grilled or broiled chicken sandwich + Vegetable roll-up sandwiches
  • Baked potato
  • Salad with low-fat dressing
  • Chicken Caesar salad with low-fat dressing
  • Low-fat frozen yogurt
  • Pizza with vegetable toppings and less cheese
  • Soft taco with less cheese and sour cream
Chicken
  • Rotisserie chicken without skin + Steamed vegetables
  • Zucchini marinara + New potatoes
  • Rice pilaf
Chinese
  • Steamed Peking ravioli
  • Hot & sour or wonton soups
  • Stir-fried vegetables with chicken or seafood
  • Chop suey or chow mein
  • Lo mein with vegetables, chicken, or seafood
  • Moo shi with vegetables, chicken, or seafood
  • White rice
Italian
  • Salad with low-fat dressing
  • Pasta e fagioli or minestrone soup
  • Pasta with marinara, seafood, or lemon sauce + Chicken piccata
  • Chicken cacciatore
Beverages

For beverage choices, most places offer low-fat milk or unsweetened iced tea instead of sweetened carbonated drinks.

|

From The Weeknight Survival Cookbook: How to Make Healthy Meals in 10 Minutes by Dena Irwin, R.D. Copyright 1998 by Dena Irwin. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

To order this book visit www.wiley.com.


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

7 Tips for Reading Aloud to Babies & Toddlers
The AAP advises reading aloud to babies and toddlers because it boosts brain power and has many other benefits. Get some tips for making the most of story time with your tot!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

How to Survive Summer Boredom
When the kids are home all day, every day, summer boredom strikes hard and fast. Learn the best summer boredom busters and tips for surviving until September.

12 Birthday Party Favors that Won't Get Thrown Away
The next time you're planning a birthday, forgo the penny candy and cheap toys. Send your guests home with one of these fun and creative party favor ideas!