How To Order Healthy Takeout Without Skimping On Flavor

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A Dietitian's Take On Healthy Takeout Aired March 11, 2019

Takeout is always considered a treat, but can it *ever* be healthy? (Is it too much to ask for the best of both worlds?!)

Well, dietitian, Nutrition Director for Good Housekeeping and author of the new book, Dressing on the Side (and Other Diet Myths Debunked), Jaclyn "Jackie" London says YES and shares her expert tips on just how to place a healthy, yet tasty, order.

"You want to start with a really flavorful, savory soup," Jackie says. "Something that is a clear broth." Her recommendation from an Asian-fusion restaurant? Egg drop soup, because she says it's less than 100 calories and has up to 4 grams of protein.

Edamame is another great way to start the meal, she goes on.

"They are high protein, they've got 8 grams each of protein and fiber per cup," the nutritionist says.

Now, for the main course, of course we know there are steamed options, like chicken and broccoli or shrimp and broccoli, but can you spice them up without venturing into the unhealthy zone?

Once again, Jackie says yes! Her trick?

Order a very flavorful sauteed veggie dish — like Szechuan, spicy garlic or sweet and sour broccoli — and mix the steamed main course with that flavor-bomb veggie dish.

So. Smart.

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