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Restaurant Meals You Can Eat Without Guilt

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Afraid you won’t be able to find anything diet-friendly on the menu when you head out for a meal at your favorite nosh nook? We can help.

Check out some of the mouth-watering—and healthy!—dishes you can order at these nationwide restaurants without wrecking your waistline.

(Not near any of these? Plug in your Zip code at or (also available as an app on iPhone, Android device and BlackBerry) and find restaurants in your area, along with suggested healthy options at each.)

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

  • Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps (Gluten Free): 477 Calories, 12 g fat, 31 g protein 63 g carbs, 7 g fiber
  • Cantonese Shrimp: 330 calories, 12 g fat, 33 g protein, 21 g carbs, 4 g fiber
  • Moo Goo Gai Pan: 535 Calories, 19 g fat, 54 g protein, 32 g carbs, 4 g fiber


  • Guiltless Cedar Plank Tilapia: 199 calories, 4 g fat, 34 g protein, 8 g carbs, 5 g fiber
  • Guiltless Carne Asada Steak: 371 calories, 10 g fat, 46 g protein, 11 g carbs, 6 g fiber

Olive Garden

  • Minestrone: 100 calories, 1.5 g fat, 19 g carbs, 3 g fiber
  • Venetian Apricot Chicken: 380 calories, 4 g fat, 32 g carbs, 8 g fiber
  • Linguine alla Marinara (dinner portion): 430 calories, 6 g fat, 76 g carbs, 9 g fiber

Chevy’s Fresh Mex

  • Original Famous Chicken Fajitas (without tortillas, rice, sour cream or guacamole): 566 calories, 13 g fat, 62 g protein, 49 g carbs, 15 g fiber
  • Santa Fe Chicken Salad (order without cheese or bacon): 318 Calories, 11 g fat, 39 g protein, 28 g carbs, 9 g fiber

Sizzler Steakhouse

  • Grilled Salmon (with broccoli): 425 calories, 20 g fat, 49 g protein, 13 g carbs, 6 g fiber
  • Double Hibachi Chicken: 430 calories, 8 g fat, 75 g protein, 11 g carbs, 5 g fiber

Red Lobster

  • Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail: 120 cal, 1g fat, 0g sat. fat., 590mg sod., 9g carbs
  • Rainbow Trout (with fresh broccoli): 225 cal, 9.5g fat, 2.5g sat. fat., 390mg sod., 6g carbs
  • Live Maine Lobster (1 1/4 lb, steamed, without butter): 45 cal, 0.48g fat, 0.12g sat. fat., 350mg sod., 0g carbs

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