Healthy Eating at Mall Food Courts

Holding Court

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Mall hunger: it can happen to anyone. One minute, you’re drooling over the newest pair of Jimmy Choos, and the next you realize that same salivation is actually prompted by the wafts of buttermilky goodness drifting over from Hot Dog on a Stick.

But before you succumb to the olfactory overload of a typical food court, take a second to consider these healthy alternatives. You can thank us after you’ve had a delish, filling lunch without having to lay down to get into that coveted pair of skinny jeans!

20130617_mallfood_jamba_thumb Jamba Juice: The Five Fruit smoothie packs in a delish whirlwind of wholesome goodness that will leave you feeling healthy, energized and peachy keen. Calories: 240; Protein: 2g; Fat: 0.5g; Carbs: 58g

20130617_mallfood_starbucks_thumb Starbucks: Skip the latte and go for a filling Chicken & Hummus snack plate instead, which will energize without causing a caffeine crash later. Calories: 250; Protein: 17g; Fat: 9g; Carbs: 27g

20130617_mallfood_panda_thumb Panda Express: The mushroom chicken may run high in sodium content, but the chicken, zucchini and mushrooms level the playing field. Pair with steamed brown rice for a well-rounded entree. Calories: 600; Protein: 23g; Fat: 13g; Carbs: 97g

20130617_mallfood_subway_thumb Subway: Select from any of the “Fresh Fit” meals for a sandwich that’s delish and waistline-friendly. Our personal fave? The Turkey & Spinach with Avocado… mmm. Calories: 280; Protein: 18g; Fat: 3.5g; Carbs: 46g

20130617_mallfood_mcdonalds_thumb McDonald’s: You can visit the land of the golden arches without becoming a total burger queen. The Grilled Chicken & Ranch McWrap offers a filling combo of veggies and protein (just be sure to avoid eye contact with those ever-tempting McFlurries!). Calories: 420; Protein: 30g; Fat: 16g; Carbs: 41g

xx, The FabFitFun Team

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