Dr Oz: How To Eat Healthy At Applebee’s, Red Lobster & Ruby Tuesday

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Dr Oz: How To Eat Healthy in Restaurants

No matter how many easy recipes you have, it’s almost impossible to cook at home every single night. But eating out doesn’t have to be an excuse to eat poorly. That is why Doctor Oz invited Food Critic Danyelle Freeman and Restaurateur Scott Conant to share their favorite healthier choices when eating out.

Dr. Oz assigned the pair to check out five national chains and report back on the tastiest, healthiest menu options. They came back with recommendations from Applebee’s, Olive Garden, Ruby Tuesday, Red Lobster, and Pizzeria Uno.

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Dr Oz: Healthy Restaurant Meals

Eating healthy doesn't have to mean giving up flavor at your favorite restaurants.

Dr Oz: Applebee’s Sizzling Asian Shrimp & Broccoli Review

  • Price: $11.30
  • Calories: 470
  • Fat: 9 grams

Many restaurants now highlight healthier options in a special section on their menu, and taht’s where you’ll find this dish at Applebee’s.

Scott recommended it based on portion size and taste, calling it delicious and healthy. He said he would order it again on his next visit.

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Dr Oz: Olive Garden Venetian Apricot Chicken Review

  • Price: $14
  • Calories: 400
  • Fat: 7 grams

Danyelle said she fell for the combination of sweet Apricot Sauce and savory chicken. The plate came with two vegetables, and Danyelle complemented the Italian seasoned tomatoes.

Dr Oz: Pizzeria Uno Mediterranean Pizza Review

  • Price: $11.50
  • Calories: 310
  • Fat: 16 grams
  • (with Low Calorie Thin Crust)

Almost everyone loves pizza, but it can also be a high calorie danger food that will wreck your diet. Danyelle said this pizza contained Eggplant, which helped give it a meaty feel. She also enjoyed the Sun Dried Tomatoes, while Scott commented on the freshness, the five-grain crust, and the Feta Cheese.

Dr Oz: Red Lobster Rock Lobster Tails Review

  • Price: $30
  • Calories: 150
  • Fat: 4 grams

From the restaurant’s Light House Menu, this dish was the low calorie winner among the five surveyed. Scott and Danyelle both complimented the meal’s high protein value and low caloric content.

Danyelle called the tail moist and fluffy, and it’s seasoned with Paprika and Lemon for a sweet finish.

Dr. Oz: Ruby Tuesday Spaghetti Squash Marinara Review

  • Price: $11
  • Calories: 257
  • Fat: 12 grams

Check out the Fit & Trim section of their menu for this and other healthy choices. Scott loved the spicy sauce and fresh flavor of this dish.

Did your favorite restaurant make the grade? Are you ready to try one of these dishes the next time you go out for dinner?

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