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GOLO Friendly Restaurant and Quick Service/Fast Food Options

Yes, you can eat out on GOLO!! This time of year, eating out is not only more common but sometimes unavoidable. Want some tips on where to go and what to eat when you get there? Keep reading…

Many times, local (non-chain) restaurants will serve healthier options, so always keep that in mind, but in order to assist our customers, we have scoured the menus of popular restaurants to come up with some decent dining out options. Keep in mind that not all of these meals are going to be perfect and whenever you eat in a restaurant, you are going to consume excess sodium but we have listed below the best options at each of the restaurants listed.

Sit-down dining options:

Applebee’s

  • Sweet & Savory Grilled Chicken– grilled chicken served on a bed of cranberry-pecan rice and quinoa with a Granny Smith apple cucumber relish and lemon vinaigrette, add a side of veggies
  • Grilled Chicken Breast– Add a baked potato and veggies on the side
  • Balsamic Chicken Apple Salad grilled chicken on a bed of fresh greens tossed with honey balsamic vinaigrette and topped with sliced almonds, Granny Smith apples, Parmesan cheese and balsamic glaze
  • Big Tex Chicken Taco Salad– chipotle seasoned chicken, black bean corn salsa, a blend of Cheddar cheeses, house-made pico de gallo and chopped cilantro – all topped with sour cream and guacamole
  • 6 oz. top sirloin– Add potatoes and broccoli on the side

California Pizza Kitchen

  • Bahn Mi Bowl– quinoa, baby kale, cilantro & mint topped with grilled chicken, watermelon radishes, avocado, cucumbers, carrots, bean sprouts, scallions and sesame seeds. Served with house made chili-lime vinaigrette and serrano peppers
  • Shanghai Bowl – Seared shrimp with black heirloom rice, baby broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, carrots and watermelon radish
    • Ask for the Shanghai sauce on the side
  • Santa Fe Bowl – Cilantro farro and spinach topped with lime chicken, tomatoes, sweet corn, black beans, red cabbage, fresh avocado, poblano peppers and toasted pepitas.
    • Ask for the Pobalno Ranch dressing on the side
  • California Veggie Pizza – Broccolini, eggplant, Cremini mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted corn, red onions and Mozzarella.

Chili’s

  • Mix & Match Fajitas
  •  Bacon Avocado Grilled Chicken Sandwich – ask for the cilantro-pesto mayo on the side
  • California Turkey Club – ask for the cilantro-pesto mayo on the side
  • Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Buffalo Wild Wings

  • Snack-size traditional wings– buffalo wings, add extra carrots and celery on side
  • Street Tacos– tortillas, grilled chicken, pico de gallo, southwestern ranch, cilantro. Add a side salad.

Red Robin

  • Veggie Burger– ancient grain & quinoa patty, swiss cheese, tomato bruschetta salsa, avocado, garlic aioli, romaine on a multigrain bun, bottomless steamed broccoli on the side.
    • You can also order this burger with a lettuce leaf bun

Ruby Tuesday

  • 6 oz. Top Sirloin– steamed broccoli, grilled zucchini, or green beans and a baked potato on the side
  • Chicken Fresco– grilled chicken topped with tomatoes, lemon butter and balsamic vinaigrette. Steamed broccoli, grilled zucchini or green beans and a baked potato on the side.
  • Grilled Salmon– steamed broccoli, grilled zucchini, or green beans and a baked potato on the side

Carrabba’s

  • Shrimp Parmesan– jumbo shrimp coated with breadcrumbs, pomodoro sauce, romano and mozzarella, add a side salad
  • Tomato Basil Salmon– wood grilled and topped with tomato basil vinaigrette, add mashed potatoes and broccoli on the side

Any Pizza Restaurant

  • Pizza– thin crust, with veggies (1 slice and add a side salad)

Any Steakhouse (Outback, Texas Roadhouse, Longhorn etc.)

  • 6 oz. steak, add vegetable and baked potato on the side

Quick Serve / Fast Food options:

Chipotle

  • Burrito Bowl– chicken/steak/carne asada, brown rice, black beans, guacamole, cheese, fajita veggies, romaine lettuce

Moe’s Southwest Grill

  • Quinoa Bowl– quinoa, brown rice, zucchini, sweet potato, & chicken. Add guacamole for extra veggies.
  • Burrito Bowl– rice, beans, olives, cilantro, corn pico, onions, tomatoes, guacamole, pico de gallo, cheese, lettuce, steak/chicken

Pei Wei

  • Signature Chicken Lettuce Wraps– chicken, shiitake mushrooms, water chestnuts, scallions, garlic and soy sauce, served over crispy rice sticks with iceberg lettuce.
  • Asian Chopped Chicken Salad– white meat chicken with mixed greens, carrots, tomatoes, red bell peppers, cilantro, scallions, crispy wontons and sesame seeds in a ginger sesame vinaigrette. Add brown rice on the side.

Panera Bread

  • Green Goddess Cobb Salad with Chicken (dressing on the side)
  • Modern Greek Salad with Quinoa (dressing on the side)
  • Caesar Salad (dressing on the side)
  • Roasted Turkey Apple and Cheddar Sandwich
  • Roasted Turkey and Avocado BLT
  • Toasted Tuscan Grilled Chicken Sandwich
  • Modern Caprese Sandwich

Starbucks

  • Coffee– regular coffee, cappuccinos, lattes (no flavored syrups – whole milk or half & half)
  • Protein Boxes– fruit, eggs, nuts cheese
  • Lentils & Vegetable Protein Bowl w/ Brown Rice lentils, butternut squash and roasted tomatoes are served over brown rice with lemon-tahini dressing, then topped with crunchy sunflower seeds.
  • Chicken & Quinoa Protein Bowl w/ Black Beans & Greens grilled chicken tossed with a medium-spiced chili vinaigrette mixed with fresh greens, tomatoes, roasted corn, black beans, jicama, paprika and cotija
  • Spinach, Feta & Egg White Wrap egg whites, spinach, feta cheese and tomatoes inside a whole wheat wrap

Honeygrow

  • Stirfry Sesame Garlic, Spicy Garlic, Harvest Soba, Create-Your-Own
    • Order your sauce on the side so you can control the amount you add
  • Salads– Walnut St. Noodle, Cobb, Waldorf, Create-Your-Own

Noodles & Company

  • Zucchetti Garlic & Wine Sauce with Grilled Chicken– zucchini noodles and spaghetti in white wine garlic sauce with grilled chicken, roasted zucchini, Roma tomato, spinach, onion and basil, with parmesan and lemon.
  • Zucchini Pesto with Grilled Chicken– zucchini noodles with basil pesto and garlic, cream, grilled chicken, mushrooms, tomato and parmesan.
  • Pad Thai– Rice noodle stir-fry with scrambled egg, napa and red cabbage, citrus, peanuts, green onions and cilantro.

Zoë’s Kitchen

  • Chicken, Salmon, Steak, Shrimp Kabobs
  • Cauliflower Rice Bowl– chilled cauliflower rice with tzatziki, Israeli skhug, feta, cucumber, and fresh dill
  • Greens & Grains Bowl– rice, romaine, and kale, topped with cherry tomato, cucumber, marinated slaw, feta, tzatziki, crispy chickpeas, and Lemon Herb Tahini
  • Power Grain Bowl– quinoa, lentils, and farro, topped with roasted vegetables, marinated slaw, feta, and Lemon Herb Tahini
  • Modern Greek Salad– romaine and kale topped with crispy chickpeas, cherry tomato, cucumber, red onion, olives, feta, and Greek Vinaigrette

Five Guys

  • Little cheeseburger– lettuce, onion, tomato, mushrooms, green peppers

Jason’s Deli

  • Nutty Mixed-Up Salad chicken breast, organic field greens, grapes, feta, nuts, dried cranberries, raisins, pumpkin seeds, organic apples
  • Mesa Chicken Salad chicken breast, mixed salad greens, cheddar, grape tomatoes, chopped avocado, roasted corn and black bean mix
  • Amy’s Turkey-O Sandwich– Roasted turkey breast, sliced avocado, jalapeño pepper jack, red onions, Roma tomatoes, leafy lettuce, stone-ground mustard, on a toasted onion bun, add the salad bar on the side
  • Bigger, Better BLT– Bacon, lettuce, Roma tomatoes, egg, mayo, avocado slices, toasted multigrain wheat.
  • Salad bar – choose from their large salad bar to create your own salad

Wendy’s

  • Grilled Chicken Wrap– grilled chicken breast wrapped in a flour tortilla with crisp spring mix, shredded cheddar cheese (dressing on the side)
  • Baked Potato
  • Side Caesar or Garden Salad

Jack in the Box

  • Chicken Fajita Pita– whole grain pita filled with grilled chicken, cheddar cheese, grilled onions and tomatoes with a side of fire roasted salsa

McDonalds

  • Egg McMuffin– English muffin with egg, cheese and Canadian bacon
  • Side Salad – order dressing on the side
  • Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad – order dressing on the side

Panda Express

  • Broccoli Beef– sides: half steamed veggies and half brown rice
  • Mushroom Chicken – sides:add half steamed veggies and half brown rice
  • Grilled Teriyaki Chicken – sides:half steamed veggies and half brown rice
  • Eggplant Tofu – sides: half steamed veggies and half brown rice

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