The holiday season means hours of shopping for most people, including visits to the local mall. Taking breaks to eat at the food court is a common occurrence, and one that can easily injure your Phentermine 37.5mg efforts due to the many sugary, high-fat options available. Take a moment to learn about some of the healthiest picks at mall food courts to help you maintain your weight throughout the holidays.
Panda Express Mixed Veggies Side
This side of mixed vegetables features 80 calories as well as 3 grams of fiber to keep you full during your holiday shopping sprees. The one downside of this dish? It contains 540 milligrams of sodium, so you may want to skip it if your intake is already high for the day. If you wish to pair your veggies with a grain, opt for the half serving of brown rice.
“A regular serving is 1/2 cup but Panda Express serves 10.5 ounces, which is a little more than a cup,” says Jennifer Glockner, RDN. “Steamed brown rice has more fiber and protein than the steamed white rice, which has no fiber at all. The fiber will keep you full longer.”
Subway 6″ Rotisserie Chicken Sandwich
Order this sandwich on whole grain bread with plenty of veggies such as lettuce, tomato, green pepper, and cucumbers.
“For condiments, I try to keep it low on empty calories and high on nutrition and flavor with mustard, hot sauce, and avocado, if they have it,” says Christy Brissette, RD. “I love knowing that the chicken is raised without antibiotics and is all white meat. All this for 350 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 29 grams of protein to keep me feeling fuller longer.”
Sbarro Garden Salad
“Sbarro actually has salads!” notes Ilyse Schapiro, RD. It’s possible to order the fast food restaurant’s Garden Salad for 130 calories, 7 grams of carbohydrates and 5 grams of sugar.