15 Healthier Chain Restaurant Meals Under 500 Calories

Eating out is fun. But it’s also notorious for high-calorie, sodium-saturated portions that leave you feeling bloated and guilty about breaking your clean-eating streak. Luckily, there are plenty of wholesome, healthy choices at popular chain restaurants that are all under 500 calories (and we’re talking about more than just salads). 15 Healthier Fast-Food Meals Under 500 Calories 1. Healthiest pick: Grilled Market Salad Why it made the cut: When you need a fast-food fix and you’re trying to eat 2. Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap (Without Dressing) This high-fiber wrap is a. 10 Healthy Fast Food Meals Under 500 Calories That Are Actually Pretty Great Turkey Chili and Asian Sesame Salad With Chicken at. Packed with protein and rather delicious—seriously, try it—this is Teriyaki Chicken and Mixed Vegetables at Panda Express. Serving up more than half your daily.

In the fast food world, it’s hard to find a meal under 500 calories that doesn’t contain the leanest of proteins, chicken. That’s why we’re ecstatic about Ruby Tuesday’s “Fit&Trim” Top Sirloin. Leaner and with fewer calories than other cuts of beef, this. 14 Chain Restaurant Breakfasts Under 500 Calories Denny’s Fit Slam. If you’re starting your day at America’s Diner, choose the Fit Slam over the Grand Slam.

The former Bonefish Grill California Omelet. For just 400 calories, you can dig into an omelet dish studded with crunchy applewood. The Healthiest Dishes at 30 Major Restaurant Chains. Applebee’s.

For calorie-appropriate portions, look for Applebee’s Lighter Fare, which are all under 700 calories per dish. Among the options are Arby’s. The classic offerings at this sandwich chain aren’t especially vegetable-heavy, so get.

25 Restaurant Meals Under 500 Calories. Read full article. December 17, 2015, 7:00 AM does have some healthy meal options.

One of the. Despite their low-calorie appeal, these recipes are actually really tasty — unlike other low-cal swaps you can only pretend to want to eat. Plus, they’re jam-packed with nutrients from whole grains, lean proteins, and all kinds of easy-to-cook vegetables. Here are 50 delicious recipes that are still under 500 calories. Choosing this protein-packed, low-cal sandwich over the chain’s Chicken Salad variety saves you over 100 calories and 10 grams of fat—leaving plenty of room for a healthy dessert if you’re still hungry.

We recommend grabbing a 50-calorie fruit cup to fill your belly and add immunity-boosting vitamin C to your meal. Here are nutriti-ish options from nine of your most beloved fast food joints that don’t kick passed 500 calories. 1. McDonald’s.

This is all you get for 500 calories—but it’s worth it, isn’t it? Photo: @raulc02 / Instagram. McDonald’s has a decent amount of burgers for under 500 calories.

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For example, you can have a large salad with 3 cups of mixed greens plus 1 cup of assorted veggies (including tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers) with grilled salmon and light vinaigrette dressing for around 250 calories.

“Glycemic Index Diet For Dummies” by Meri Reffetto
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Even though I will be eating mostly low-calorie vegetables, I still want to consume at least 600 calories in this meal.

“The Fully Raw Diet: 21 Days to Better Health, with Meal and Exercise Plans, Tips, and 75 Recipes” by Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram
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And many of the appetizers are loaded with calories.

“The DASH Diet Action Plan: Proven to Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Without Medication” by Marla Heller
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The Ham Salad and Turkey Breast Salad have 104 calories each.

“The 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition” by Dr Mike Moreno
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88 Budgetary constraints made it virtually impossible to provide so many calories from lean traditional foodstuffs — vegetables, tofu, seafood.

“Modern Japanese Cuisine: Food, Power and National Identity” by Katarzyna Joanna Cwiertka
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The more you do this, the better you’ll get at estimating calories and macros when eating out, and eventually, you’ll know at a glance what is and isn’t workable on just about any menu.

“Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body” by Michael Matthews
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It’s easy enough if you eat all of your meals at restaurants that print the calorie count of every entrée, appetizer, and side item right on the menu, but it’s much more difficult at home and elsewhere.

“Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance” by Fitzgerald Matt
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[Two large salads combined would likely contain not more than 1,000 calories: 600 from two avocados and up to 400 from vegetables—DG]

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by Douglas Graham
FoodnSport Press, 2012

The serving recommendations shown are for someone who needs 2000 kcal/day.

“Nutrition: Science and Applications” by Lori A. Smolin, Mary B. Grosvenor
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For a 2,500­calorie menu:Increase the fruits, nuts,and vegetables throughoutthe day by 25 percent, accordingtoyour preferences.

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Alexia Lewis RD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Heath Coach who believes life is better with science, humor, and beautiful, delicious, healthy food.

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