Restaurant foods that are shockingly healthy

Fat-soaked food options at restaurants can mercilessly deflate your weight loss goals. But shockingly, certain restaurant foods are healthier than you think they are.

Ariba Khaliq
Written by: Ariba KhaliqPublished at: Jun 25, 2014

Smart food choices

Smart food choices
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Whenever we go out to eat, the menu has at least one dish that is utterly indulgent and is authentically filled with guilty pleasure. But amongst all those fat-soaked choices of the newer major restaurant and fast-food chains, there can be some really smart food options that will let you shed pounds and walk away feeling better about your meal and your weight. Image Courtesy: Getty  

Half baked frozen yogurt

Half baked frozen yogurt
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Half a cup of this delightful yogurt has only 180 calories, 3 g fat, and 23 g sugars. Top it with chopped nuts and fresh fruit to make it the finest desserts you’ll ever encounter. Image Courtesy: Getty  

Pasta fagioli with sausage soup

Pasta fagioli with sausage soup
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Most chefs use fatty ingredients sparingly and it usually is best to avoid meals that are based on sausage. But, this dish boasts of moderate nutritional servings. With 150 calories, 5 g fat, and 910 mg sodium, it can be a true delicacy to eat without any guilt. Image Courtesy: Getty  

Sesame ginger chicken dumplings

Sesame ginger chicken dumplings
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Okay, so despite of this being an appetizer, you could even eat it as mains. These wonton chicken dumplings have a sprinkling of sesame seeds and green onions and are accompanied by ginger dipping sauce. They do have 465 calories but fat- it’s just 1 g. Image Courtesy: Getty  

Oreo chocolate frozen custard sandwich

Oreo chocolate frozen custard sandwich
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Imagine two massive Oreo cookies and custard filling in between them... sounds like heaven, doesn’t it? This crazily tasty Oreo custard sandwich only has 284 calories, 14 g fat and 22 g sugar. Gorge on it happily. Image Courtesy: Getty  

Grilled chicken strips with zesty marinara sauce

Grilled chicken strips with zesty marinara sauce
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Not frying the chicken strips helps you to avoid engorging on trans fat. 4 grilled strips of chicken contain 43 g protein, 275 calories, 7g fat, and 1270 mg sodium that leave your stomach feeling full for long. Image Courtesy: Getty

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