Originally Posted by Michelle86
Hello chickies! I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on what to eat for lunch on the diet if you didn't have time to make lunch at home? Like a salad at mcdonalds with their fruit and walnut salad for your fruit? Or salad at subway? I'm just getting tired of the same thing and we have a ton of fast food resturaunts here and there are times when I can't make my lunch..
Got these from my Center, hope it helps.
Applebees or bar and grill type places. When ordering salad be specific abut what vegetables you want. Grilled meats can be ordered with steamed vegetables, no butter and no oil. examples: Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad: no dressing, croutons or cheese, add tomatoes and cucumbers if you'd like.
Garlic Herb Salmon: no garlic herb butter and choose seasonal vegables as side.
Grilled sirloil: ask for your sirloin to be dry grilled (no butter) with side of steamed veggies.
Olive Garden...eg. Venetian Apricot Chicken: no sauce, with steamed broccoli, no butter (no breadsticks).
Olive Garden's salad is great: omit the onions, olives, croutons adn salad dressing. Add grilled chicken or salmon on the side for a great meal.
Outback Steakhouse...eg. Joey's special: the sirloin from the kids' menu is perfect. Order with a side of steamed veggies and bring your melba toast.
Royal Port Tilapia: served with seasonal veggies. Request your entree with no creole sauce, cooked without butter or oil.
Red Lobster....eg. grilled fish of the day served with sreamed veggies. They also have a lighthouse menu full of grilled seafood items with vegggies.
Mexican....eg...grilled chicken salad: add extra tomatoes, leave off anything not on program. At dinner, add black beans.
Asian....ask directly for steamed chicken or shrimp with steamed veggies. Ask for no sauce and no rice.
Indian...Tandori chicken, fish, shrimp or lamb and ask for steamed veggies instead of rice.
Burger King--Grilled chicken garden salad, no carrots. Bring your dressing. Ask for 2 orders of apple "fries" at lunch for your fruit serving.
Capt. D's--Grilled tilapia, salmon or skewered shrimp. Comes with 2 sides--select broccoli or double side salad. No rice or breadsticks.
Subway--oven roasted chicken or turkey salad. Add any program veggies you enjoy and sprinkle with oregano and pepper. Top with slash of oil adn vinegar (as much as you like), or bring own dressing. Ask for side of sliced apples at lunch.
Chick-fil-A--Chargrilled Chicken Garden Salad. Remove the carrots. Don't use any condomints offered. At lunch, order medium fruit cup and don't eat the grapes. Half packet of light italian dressing or bring your own dressing.