The Top Choice is… Kale Pesto Chicken Dinner at Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar
That’s right, we said sports bar! Catch your favorite team while you dig into marinated and grilled chicken breasts topped with diced Roma tomatoes and a flavorful kale pesto sauce and then served with a side of USDA organic quinoa and brown rice blend and grilled zucchini, peppers and eggplant. If you’re going to eat kale, this is a great way to do it!
Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar may be known for award-winning wings
The Best Fruits and Veggies to Throw On the Grill
By Jennifer Tuohy
Fire Up Those Fruits
The natural sugars in fruit caramelize from all the glorious heat the grill throws off, whether you’re using gas, electric or coal. The high temperatures turn those sugars a rich golden color, bringing out some sumptuous fiery flavor without turning the flesh to mush (as long as you’re careful). Grilled fruits pair well with frozen yogurt for a treat on a hot day or as an
Putting the NUT in NUTrition!
By: Kristen Castillo
Nuts can be a healthy part of your diet. Rich in protein, fiber and healthy fats, nuts are also cholesterol and sodium free. Plus they have a low glycemic index, making them diabetes-friendly. They’re a potential lifesaver too!
A Harvard study of 120,000 people over a 30 year period found that eating
The Top Choice is… La Flaca™ South Beach Omelet at Sergio's in Miami
Looking for something filling that will still keep you looking and feeling good? This omelet at Sergio’s in Florida is from their signature “La Flaca™” menu and is loaded with satisfying lean protein and fiber-rich veggies. Made with egg whites, diced tomatoes, onions, green peppers, fresh spinach, and lower sodium turkey, this omelet has all the good stuff without the extras
The Top Choice is…"Mr. M's" Eggs Benedict at Brookfields Restaurants
This breakfast classic is made with hickory smoked ham and topped with "Mr. M's" Mornay Sauce for a decadent and diet-friendly choice. Healthy Dining’s dietitians recommend requesting half the regular amount of Mornay Sauce and opting for fruit instead of potatoes on the side. These customizations help make this a pick with less fat and fewer calories.
Originally opened by Mr. M and his son, Sam, Brookfields Restaurant has since grown to three locations
The Top Choice is…Fire-Grilled Salmon Entrée at Fresh to Order
This choice is chock full of healthy fats like omega 3s. Omega 3s can be an important nutrient when it comes to boosting heart and brain health, and this F2O Healthy Dining choice is such a tasty way to get them! Enjoy grilled salmon with black bean and orange sauce, baby greens and roasted corn relish served with nutty wheat berry rice. Skip the ciabatta roll served on the side to keep this a Healthy Dining menu choice.
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Should You Order That Coffee?
By Sara Lucero
Are you a coffee lover? You may be wondering how that daily cup (or two or five) affects your health. It seems like the debate over coffee as a health food vs. a health vice is always raging. So, should you order that cup of coffee with breakfast or not?
The good news is that in recent years more and more experts and studies have backed coffee as a healthy part of the average person’s diet. Not that you have to run out and start drinking the
The Top Choice is… The Fatoush Salad Entrée at Pita House
Today’s featured choice is the Fatoush Salad Entrée at Pita House located in Schaumburg and Lombard, IL. This traditional and refreshing salad is a combination of crisp lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, onion and toasted pita bread and is served with an olive oil and vinegar dressing. It’s also a great way to get some extra servings of nutritious veggies into your day. Be sure to request
3 Leafy Green Recipes So Good You’ll Think They’re Bad
By Sara Lucero
Throughout the year, we hear about the benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables. This is even more true during September, Fruits and Veggies More Matters Month. Whether you are picking them fresh from your own garden, defrosting your favorites from the freezer or pulling out the can opener for a quick addition to your meal, making half your plate fruits
The Top Choice is… The Veggie Burger on a Multigrain Wheat Bun at MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes is ready to fuel your healthy diet with "better burgers" you'll love! Their delicious goal is simple, to “hit America's taste buds by serving the nation with the best burgers and fries – period.” This restaurant has taken the country by storm and today’s featured choice, the Veggie Burger on a Multigrain Wheat Bun, is one of the tasty reasons.
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The Top Choice is… The Side Spinach Salad at Fiorella’s Jack Stack BBQ
Today’s top choice is a crisp and refreshing, nutritious salad that’s perfect for pairing with your favorite barbecue picks. The Side Spinach Salad at Fiorella’s Jack Stack BBQ is made with fresh iron-rich spinach tossed with strawberries, toasted pecans, feta cheese, bacon, and red onion. Healthy Dining’s registered dietitians recommend requesting vinaigrette on the side (not
The Top Choice is...The Steamed Shrimp at Hooters
The Top Choice is… The Steamed Shrimp at Hooters
It’s football AND basketball season and what better way to watch a game than with good food at Hooters? This well-known chain boasts several dietitian-recommended Healthy Dining menu choices, including today’s top choice, the Steamed Shrimp appetizer. This 1/2 pound of lightly seasoned, peel and eat shrimp is served with cocktail sauce (request
The Top Choice is… El Mexicana at Muscle Maker Grill
Today’s top pick is the El Mexicana at Muscle Maker Grill. This dietitian favorite is made with savory fajita grilled chicken, onions, peppers, salsa, and low-fat cheese served over brown rice and beans. It's a recommended choice that has all the Mexican flavor without any of the guilt. The dish includes lean protein, veggies and whole grains all in one tasty and fiber-packed meal.
The Top Choice is… The Veggie Burger at Denny’s
Today’s top choice is the Build Your Own Veggie Burger at Denny’s proving that America’s Diner is so much more than just breakfast! This hearty choice is made with your health in mind. The Amy's Veggie Burger, made from fresh organic grains and vegetables with protein-rich soy, is topped with melted Pepper Jack cheese, fresh spinach, tomato and grilled mushrooms all on a whole wheat bun. Do request a side of balsamic vinaigrette dressing and Fit Fare® fresh
The Top Choice is… The Pasta e Fagioli Soup at Olive Garden
Today's top choice is a comfort food classic with Italian style. The Pasta e Fagioli Soup at Olive Garden White and red beans are simmered with ground beef, tomatoes and tubetti pasta in a savory broth and served hot and steamy to satisfy your hunger. Pair this warm and hearty classic Italian soup with a crisp salad or side of veggies for a meal that’s loaded with flavor and nutrition.
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