Step 2: Order In and Eat Right
Take-out and delivery restaurants can provide the laziest of us with delicious and healthy meals, so long as you know what to order. Here are three suggestions, all of which are under 500 calories, low in carbs, and provide 30 or more grams of protein so you can feel full longer.
Pizza: Chicken and cheese pie. Be sure to order whole wheat or thin crust, add as many veggies as you’d like, and ask them to go light on the cheese to cut back on the fat.
Mexican: Black bean burrito. It’s important to incorporate plant sources of proteins, like beans, into your diet. Order this bean burrito with corn and spinach to add extra protein, brown rice for extra nutrients, and go light on the cheese. This option is so healthy, you can even get a side of guacamole and salsa.
Chinese: Beef and oyster sauce with mixed vegetables. Oyster sauce is a great option in any Asian meal, as it’s the lowest calorie Asian sauce. Be sure mixed vegetables make up half the meal.