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Healthy Choices

  • Grilled cheese (ask for half as much cheese) on rye or whole wheat with a bowl of broth based soup or green salad
  • Grilled chicken sandwich
  • Club sandwich minus the bacon and mayo on whole wheat or rye
  • Veggie burger with no mayo
  • Sirloin Steak or grilled chicken dinner
  • Side baked potato with a green salad
  • Vegetarian Chili
  • Turkey burger (only if they use lean meat- ask!) without mayo or cheese
  • Chinese Chicken Salad without the fried noodles and dressing on the side.  Make sure chicken is not “crispy.”


  • Ask for a side of steamed veggies!
  • Look into senior or kid portions- they’re smaller and cheaper!
  • Order fruit or green salad instead of fries or creamy salads (potato, coleslaw, macaroni).
  • Modify cobb or chef salads by choosing to keep only one high-calorie/fat item and leaving off the rest.  For example, skip the blue cheese and bacon on a cobb but keep the heart healthy avocado.
  • Skip the sour cream and butter on the baked potato and try salsa or lemon and chives instead.