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15 Off-Menu Healthy Meals You Can Always Order

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15 Off-Menu Healthy Meals You Can Always Order

Barbecue
Opt for BBQ chicken breast accompanied by a baked potato and dinner salad. "Pull off the chicken skin if possible and ask for dipping sauce on the side," Hendel says.

Italian
You may think Italian cuisine equates to carb heaven, but you can still keep your meal light with to Carlucci's tips. Go for a half-sized portion of whole-wheat pasta primavera or cioppino, a hearty fish stew in a tomato and wine sauce.

Soul food
Request pinto beans, rice, and veggies. "It's a good protein meal," Hendel says.

American
"Order a burger without the bun, or remove one slice of the bun for an open-faced sandwich filled with tomato, lettuce, and onion," Carlucci says. Instead of French fries, ask for a baked sweet potato or side salad.

Middle Eastern
"I love Middle Eastern food," Stewart says. "Kebabs with grilled veggies is always a healthy choice."

Chinese
Greasy Chinese food doesn't have to be your downfall! Rivera suggests asking for steamed chicken, shrimp, or tofu with vegetables and brown rice.

Thai
Rivera says to ditch the pad thai (no matter how it good tastes!) and ask your server for tom yum soup, grilled lemongrass chicken or salmon, green papaya salad, or any steamed fresh fish.

Brunch
Stewart says that the key to eating healthy at brunch is portion control. "Choose small portions of your favorite entree or two, then fill the rest of your plate with fresh fruit and green salad with dressing on the side," she says.

Indian
Stewart recommends ordering the tandoori chicken, but giving it a kick of flavor with spicy chutney and mint cilantro sauce.

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