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Best Takeaway options, to keep you trim while travelling

By admin | August 12, 2016

Being away from home usually means eating out. This doesn’t have to mean fat laden meals and holiday weight gain. We have picked the most popular chains & cuisine across QLD with the healthier options to choose.

Based on the Healthy Food Guide website we have the best options below.

Subway

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A well-known healthy alternative. However not everything on the menu is as slimming as the rest

Best Options: 6 inch low- fat sub menu. Choose lean means and add lots of salad to add flavour.  Avoid the cheese and cream based dressings. Ensure you choose the multigrain or honey oat bread.

McDonald’s

Despite its bad reputation there are some healthier menu items available.

Best Options: The grilled chicken wraps are certainly the best option. They are tick approved by the heart foundation which means it meets the serving size, sodium, saturated fat and fibre requirements. Avoid the fries and Caesar salad.

KFC  

Not as many healthy options as others, but:

Best Options: The best option but by no means a healthy choice is the Original Recipe Fillet Burger. Its serving size is appropriate and only contains 4.5 g of saturated fat.

Japanese

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Best Option: Sushi & Sashimi are by far the best options. Low in fat, served in small portions and with a variety of healthy fillings, including omega-3 rich fish. Seaweed is also a good source of fibre and iodine. But don’t drown your meal in soy sauce – just one teaspoon contains 370mg sodium.

Italian

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Best Option:  Pasta is low in fat and has a lower GI than most bread and rice. Napolitano and marinara sauces are both traditionally tomato-based and lower in fat. Avoid meat, cream or cheese-based sauces. consider ordering the entrée as a main, and don’t be afraid to ask for extra vegies!

Chinese

Best Option:  Many Chinese dishes are very high in sodium – but steamed fish is an exception. Add steamed rice and Pak choy.

 

While Takeaway is one of the luxuries of travelling, cooking your food is the only way to know the nutrition and ingredients of your meal. At ULTIQA Resorts all of our accommodation is self-contained with kitchens in the apartment.  Another great reason to stay at an ULTIQA Resort.

 

For more information, visit: http://www.healthyfoodguide.com.au/articles/2010/december/best-and-worst-takeaway#sthash.73B2deBf.dpuf

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