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Well at Work

What to Eat When Ordering Out at Work

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Bringing healthy, home-cooked food to the office is one of the best ways to keep your nutrition on track, but sometimes marathon meetings and late nights make ordering out hard to avoid. So we've pulled together a list of what to order and what to steer clear of at some popular restaurant chains. When you look at the nutrition facts, you'll see that salads and other foods you might expect to be healthy aren't always the best options, so keep this list handy to choose the healthiest menu items every time.


Order it: 

  • Margarita Grilled Chicken (600 calories, 13g fat, 72g carbs)
  • Guiltless Classic Sirloin (370 calories, 16g fat, 47g carbs)

Skip it: 

  • Jalapeno Smokehouse Burger with Ranch (2160 calories, 138g fat, 132g carbs)
  • Shiner Bock BBQ Ribs (1750 calories, 84g fat, 167g carbs)


Order it: 

  • Napa Almond Chicken Salad Sandwich on Semolina Bread (690 calories, 26g fat, 90g carbs)
  • Fuji Apple Chicken Salad (520 calories, 31g fat, 35g carbs)

Skip it: 

  • Chipotle Chicken Sandwich (830 calories, 37g fat, 72g carbs)
  • Steak and Blue Cheese Salad (850 calories, 64g fat, 26g carbs)


Order it: 

  • Chicken Romaine Salad with Black Beans, Veggies, Tomato Salsa (375 calories, 8g fat, 37g carbs)

Skip it: 

  • Burrito with Rice, Cheese, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Dressing, Chips 
    (1050 calories, 68g fat, 89g carbs)

California Pizza Kitchen

Order it:

  • Half Chinese Chicken Salad (376 calories, 12g fat, 49g carbs)
  • Mahi Mahi with Veggies (586 calories, 30g fat, 31g carbs)

Skip it: 

  • Avocado Club Egg Rolls (1172 calories, 84g fat, 58g carbs)
  • Pesto Cream Penne with Shrimp (1562 calories, 103g fat, 91g carbs)


Order it: 

  • Small Honey Bourbon Chicken Sub (315 calories, 4.5g fat, 48g carbs)
  • Small Turkey Cuban Sub (400 calories, 17.5g fat, 41g carbs)

Skip it: 

  • Regular Chicken Taco Chopped Salad (880 calories, 72g fat, 19g carbs)
  • Small Double Cheese Cheesesteak Sub (700 calories, 42g fat, 43g carbs)


Order it: 

  • 2 Slices Veggie Pizza (460 calories, 20g fat, 60g carbs)
  • 2 Slices Chicken/Veggie Pizza (400 calories, 14g fat, 50g carbs)

Skip it 

  • 2 Slices Meatzza Feast (560 calories, 28g fat, 54g carbs)
  • 2 Slices Cali Chicken Bacon Ranch (640 calories, 36g fat, 50g carbs)


Order it: 

  • 6" Oven Roasted Turkey on 9-Grain Bread (320 calories, 4.5g fat, 49g carbs)
  • 6" Low-Fat Buffalo Chicken with Light Ranch on 9-Grain Bread
    (370 calories, 6g fat, 54g carbs)

Skip it: 

  • Footlong Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki (760 calories, 9g fat, 120g carbs)
  • 8" Sausage Pizza (820 calories, 34g fat, 97g carbs)

Tags: Health, Eating Out, Weight Loss, Food, Work, Lunch