Healthy Takeout Food: I’d think again

And a turkey burger, mentioned in the piece, can be just as fatty as a regular burger depending on whether dark meat turkey was used in it, which it is in most commercial pre-made turkey burgers. My nutritionists warned me off those.

Any article that talks about healthy restaurant food gets my attention, so I was drawn to this piece headlined: “Healthy Takeout Cheat Sheet.” Unfortunately the recommendations left me sadly disappointed.

I've come up with a relatively low-salt, low-fat pizza, but any takeout will have both too much salt and too much fat in the cheese, even without adding meats.
I’ve come up with a relatively low-salt, low-fat pizza, but any takeout will have both too much salt and too much fat in the cheese, even without adding meats.

Basics like don’t get meat on pizza to save on fat are fine if you’re in your 20s or 30s and not all that concerned about fat or salt intake. But for anyone watching fat and salt, pizza is basically off the table, literally. I’ve come up with my own homemade version that cuts fat but is still borderline high in sodium. It’s light years better than any takeout pizza, however.

Not ordering fries and staying with egg whites for breakfast also seems pretty basic. A half-pound burger, even without fries, is out if you’re on a low-salt, low-fat diet. And a turkey burger, mentioned in the piece, can be just as fatty as a regular burger depending on whether dark meat turkey was used in it, which it is in most commercial pre-made turkey burgers. My nutritionists warned me off those.

So thumbs down on this article. If you eat out, ask for things to be made to your requirements as I do. Check my eating out page for places that are ok doing that.
John

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Healthy Takeout Food: I’d think again”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.