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Take a Bite: Surviving the Mall Food Court

Updated 9:19 AM CDT, Mon, Nov 29, 2010

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping. Don’t let your next trip to the mall sabotage your healthy eating & weight loss efforts.

Here are the smartest choices to satisfy your food court cravings:
Breakfast at Starbucks
Best: Protein Artisan Snack Plate 
- 370 calories, 6g saturated fat, 4g fiber, 17g sugar
Worst: Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha (venti, 2% milk, whipped cream) 
- 660 calories, 15g saturated fat, 0g fiber, 95g sugar

Lunch at Panda Express
Best Panda Bowl: String Bean Chicken & Mixed Vegetables
- 260 calories, 2g saturated fat
Worst Panda Bowl: Beijing Beef* & Fried Rice
- 1260 calories, 12g saturated fat
*Also worst - Sweet & Sour Pork and Orange Chicken
Lunch at Corner Bakery
Best (Combo): Tomato Basil Soup (no croutons) + Mom’s Roasted Chicken Sandwich (mustard, no mayo)
- 350 calories, 1g saturated fat
Worst: Chopped Salad with Roll
- 910 calories, 18g saturated fat
Best 1/2 Pizza: Thin Crust Artichoke & Spinach
- 427 calories, 9g saturated fat
Worst 1/2 Pizza: California Club Pizza*
- 780 calories, 13g saturated fat
*Also worst - Cheeseburger w/ Bacon Pizza and Tostado w/ Steak Pizza
Best: Auntie Anne’s Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel (no butter)
- 380 calories, 0g saturated fat, 29g sugar
Worst: Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll
- 880 calories, 17g saturated fat, 59g sugar

Food on the Go While Shopping

Food on the Go While Shopping

Food on the Go While Shopping

First Published: Nov 29, 2010 1:21 AM CDT
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