How to Eat Healthy When Eating Out- Nutritious Takeaway Options

Discover nutritious takeaway options and expert tips on how to make healthier choices when dining out. Eating out doesn't have to derail your healthy eating goals.

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Eating out can be tricky if you’re a fitness freak or are vouching for nutrition. Well, the good news is it’s possible to eat healthy even when you order food from outside without having to compromise on the taste. No doubt fried food tastes good, but you’ll be surprised to know there are endless healthy takeout options for you without compromising on taste. 

When looking for healthy takeaway options, the key is to focus on dishes that are balanced, nutrient-dense, and lower in unhealthy fats, added sugars, and excessive sodium. Further, you can instruct the takeaway staff to personalise your order as per your preference. Restaurants and takeaways today cater to specific needs for their customers.

To be honest, it’s so easy and convenient to order food online these days, all you have to do is just eat and not worry about the calories and ingredients. 

Here are some healthier food choices you can consider ordering from restaurants and takeaways

1. Grilled Chicken or Fish

Craving fish and chips or crispy chicken? Why not opt for grilled fish instead of fried? Grilled options are generally lower in fat compared to fried choices and taste equally delicious. Also, grilled kebabs are a great way to combine taste with health.

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2. Salad with Lean Protein

Another dish you can indulge is salad. Sounds boring? Include lean protein sources like grilled chicken, turkey, shrimp, or tofu along with leafy greens. Avoid creamy dressings and opt for vinegrettes or dressings on the side. Trust me, you’ll love it and your tummy will feel good too.

3. Vegetable Stir-Fry

Stir-fries are a great way to incorporate veggies in your diet and they taste amazing as well. Along with the veggies, add your favourite grilled meat, seasonings of your choice and you are good to go.

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4. Sushi Rolls

Sushi rolls are popular not just for their unique taste but also for their health benefits. Since sushi is generally eaten raw and includes ingredients like avocado, cucumber, tuna, salmon, or other lean fish, it is considered a healthy choice for lunch or dinner. You can also opt for brown rice if available.

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5. Fresh Fruit Bowl

If you want to eat something delicious, filling and healthy, go for fresh fruit bowls or fruit salads as a healthier dessert option or even a light meal. 

6. Veggie-based Wraps

Wraps are an amazing choice for health watchers with endless fillings choices. You can choose your favourite main filling with lots of colourful veggies and lean protein. 

Tip- Go for whole-grain or wheat wraps for extra nutrition value. And do not forget to mention any allergies while placing your order.

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7. Brown Rice or Quinoa Bowls

don’t like wraps? No worries! Ever heard about naked burritos? Instead of a wrap, get all your favourite fillings in a rice bowl. Don’t forget to look for bowls that feature brown rice, quinoa, or other whole grains, along with vegetables and lean protein.

8. Grilled Veggie Sandwich/Panini

A sandwich with grilled vegetables, hummus, and whole-grain bread can be a tasty and healthy choice. Add low fat cheese and healthy sauces to add to the taste. 

9. Lentil or Bean Soups

Soups have high amount of liquid and are considered excellent source of nutrition without adding to harmful fats. Soups made with lentils, beans, or other legumes can be a great source of fibre and protein. So the next time you decide to eat healthy, do try your favourite soup.

10. Vietnamese Pho

Pho is a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup typically made with broth, rice noodles, herbs, and meat (usually beef or chicken). It is often served with bean sprouts, lime, and various sauces like hoisin and sriracha on the side. Since it’s made with rice noodles, it’s comparatively low in fat and is gluten-free. Plus you can add/remove toppings as per your choice to make it more nutritious and filling.

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11. Whole Grain Pasta with Tomato-Based Sauce

If you’re in the mood for pasta, choose whole wheat pasta with a tomato-based sauce and lean protein like grilled chicken or turkey. You can ask to add low fat cheese if you prefer. 

12. Greek Salad

A Greek salad with feta cheese, olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, and a light vinaigrette can be a nutritious and delicious option.

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Eating healthy is a choice and by doing minor changes in your diet, you can always add that extra nutrition to your body. Keeping the above tips in mind will help you to order healthy food options. Remember, a healthy meal is a combination of vegetables, meat and other ingredients. It depends on your taste and preference on what to choose to eat.


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