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Here’s How To Eat Healthy When You’re Going Out For A Meal On The High Street

Because eating out when you're trying to be healthy can be hard AF.

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Eating out can be a minefield of high-fat, high-calorie foods and a shitload of temptation when you're trying to healthy. It's hard out there.

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So we asked dietitian Anna Daniels, a spokesperson for British Dietetic Association, to give us advice on what to order when eating out. We ask her to pick the healthiest meals from a bunch of restaurants that are pretty much on every high street. The meals had to be healthy and cheap, and not bland. Because flavour is a major key. *DJ Khaled voice*

Here's what she said. Good news: Pizza is included!

At Zizzi's, go for the Skinny Pizza King Prawn Diavola.

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The diavola is under 600 calories – for a pizza, that's pretty good going. "Because it's a skinny pizza, it has smaller portions of white refined carbs," Daniels said. "The toppings include protein and fibre, which assist in slowing release of glucose into bloodstream."

If you want a vegetarian option, try the skinny pizza primavera, which has goat's cheese, roasted aubergine, artichokes, peppers, slow roasted tomatoes, olives, and fresh oregano. It's only 503 calories, and the vegetables make it a healthier option.

At Nando's, choose the Chicken Breast Fillet in Pita With Macho Peas.

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"It's chicken so it's packed with protein. plus it's grilled which means it's low in fat. The peas contain fibre and a variety of vitamins; including vitamin A, potassium, and vitamin B6."

For a meat-free option, try the veggie burger with a side of chargrilled veggies. "The soya in the burger is a complete protein, and it's low in saturated fat and cholesterol. The chargrilled vegetables are also rich in antioxidants."

Go for the Warm Tofu Chilli Salad at Wagamama.

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"The 503-calorie salad is high in protein because of the the tofu, and the added chillies are known to increase the metabolism."

For a meaty option, go for the sirloin and shitake salad. "The sirloin steak is rich in iron and the shitake salad is rich in vitamin B which will give you energy."

At Pizza Express, go for the Leggera Superfood Salad.

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"This nutritious dish is full of vitamins and minerals. It's also high in fibre which assists heart health." You can add chicken to it for some protein, or eat it meat-free.

If you fancy pizza – this is Pizza Express, after all – go for the Leggera pizza. "It's 500 calories and comes with a ring of salad in the middle of it. This thin pizza means you are eating a smaller portion of white refined carbs."

At Giraffe, go for the Beef Patty With Red Pepper and Harissa Hummus.

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"For a burger packed with protein, go for a no-bun burger at Giraffe. You can go beef, chicken, or falafel. Swap the chips for a colourful salad of quinoa, edamame, avocado, and tomato. It's healthy and not bland."

Choose the Oak-Roasted Salmon at Prezzo.

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"A salad filled with baby potatoes and a lot of good stuff, including green beans, cherry tomatoes, olives, and free-range egg. The salmon is high in protein, and a good source of fatty acids.The added green beans and cherry tomatoes also contain antioxidants.

"For a vegetarian option go for the arrosto salad, which contains all the goodness of the salmon salad."

At GBK, choose the Handmade Falafel With Coleslaw.

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"The handmade falafel with coleslaw is full of fibre. The carrots in the coleslaw are also rich in beta-carotene, which is a well-known antioxidant. If you fancy a meat option, go for the chargrilled chicken burger and ask for the lettuce cup in place of bread. This is a lighter option that is low in fat and high in protein."

Go for the Skinny Base Chicken Supreme at Pizza Hut.

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"At Pizza Hut, go for the skinny base chicken supreme or the skinny base veggie supreme. With pizza it's all in the portion size, so ensure you have two to three slices max, with a side salad."

Go for the Speck Pizza Vita at Bella Italia.

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“At under 600 calories, the speck pizza vita is one of the lowest calorie meals at Bella Italia. It represents a balanced meal, combining carbohydrate with a high-quality protein source and vegetables. It’s low in fat and is high in protein, which can help to keep you fuller for longer.”

Get the Grilled Chicken Caesar at Frankie & Benny's.

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"Go for the grilled chicken Caesar or the salmon Caesar salad. The grilled chicken is high in protein, and the salmon is packed with polyunsaturated fatty acids, keeping your heart healthy. Give the dressing a miss to make it a healthier meal.

"For a meat-free option go for the Napoli salad. The mixed salad is packed with folic acid and a variety of vitamins."

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