Eating Healthier at Chain Restaurants

Eating at restaurants can be full of pitfalls. How do you know what's healthy and tastes good, as well? Dr. Gourmet is visiting common restaurant chains and testing the healthiest options so that you can eat out with confidence. See the list »

Dr. Gourmet's Wall of Shame

When we looked at the Nutrition Information for the restaurants listed below, we could not find a single main course item or entree item (excluding kids' meals) that met our criteria. In many cases the issue was not the fat, but the sodium. We must advise those who are trying to eat healthier to avoid eating at these restaurants.

  • Applebee's
  • Chili's
  • Checker's
  • Dairy Queen
  • Potbelly Sandwich Works
  • Rally's

 

Eating Healthy at Fast Food Restaurants

HamburgerI have to admit that I seldom eat at fast food joints. I much prefer to eat great food and it's worth the time to either cook it myself or find a better alternative to fast food.

If you are going to eat at fast food restaurants, use these lists to find the best, healthiest options at the different fast food restaurants.

I have kept it pretty straightforward and the only information included is calories, fat, sodium, and fiber. The items listed fall generally under 400 calories or so, under 15 grams of fat, and under about 600 milligrams of sodium. If you are going to be stuck eating at such restaurants this is a fairly good guideline to use for any meal.

Healthier Choices at Fast Food Restaurants