You may be wondering how Hooters made it onto HealthyDiningFinder.com, but for those of you who are long-time fans of our website, you know that Hooters has been showing off their healthier choices on our site for years!
They have several dietitian-approved menu choices that meet our Healthy Dining nutrition criteria and are great options, whether you’re there to hang out with friends, watch a game or just to enjoy the, uh, atmosphere, décor and top notch service.
In addition to much of the philanthropic work that the restaurant does through its Hooters Community Endowment Fund, such as raising money for the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research, Make-A-Wish Foundation, the U.S.O., Operation Homefront, Special Olympics, American Diabetes Association, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and Muscular Dystrophy Association, in their tradition of exceptional service, the Hooters team is also a big believer in offering good-for-you choices alongside their more decadent classic wings. Here are some of the Healthy Dining choices that you can order up from the beautiful Hooters Girls that will help you stick to your healthy diet without feeling deprived:
Dozen Raw Oysters (115 calories, 4 g fat)
Suck it up and eat healthy, literally, with these dozen raw oysters on the half shell. They’re a good lean protein choice and are loaded with zinc to help boost immunity. Skip the drawn butter and cocktail sauce, which are not included in this analysis, to keep calories and fat lower. Round out your meal by pairing these with a side of coleslaw or a side garden salad
Steamed Shrimp (230 calories, 3 g fat)
If you’re missing the mess of wings but still love a good dish of seafood, these shrimp are just the thing. They’re lightly seasoned, ready to peel and eat. Like the oysters, they’re served with butter and sauce, but those are not included in this nutrition information. Pair these savory little guys with a side salad for added vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Grilled Chicken Garden Salad (265 calories, 4 g fat)
It’s a complete meal in a dish with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, cukes, onions, carrots and croutons, topped with slices of grilled chicken – in other words, lean protein and veggies, so you can focus on the game and not a tight waistband. Request your choice of dressing on the side and add sparingly or opt for a wedge of lemon or salsa to add flavor with fewer fat and calories.