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Restaurant foods that are shockingly healthy

Fat-soaked food options at restaurants can mercilessly deflate your weight loss goals. But shockingly, certain restaurant foods are healthier than you think they are.

Exercise & Fitness By Ariba Khaliq / Jun 25, 2014

Smart food choices

Whenever we go out to eat, the menu has at least one dish that is utterly indulgent and is authentically filled with guilty pleasure. But amongst all those fat-soaked choices of the newer major restaurant and fast-food chains, there can be some really smart food options that will let you shed pounds and walk away feeling better about your meal and your weight.

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Half baked frozen yogurt

Half a cup of this delightful yogurt has only 180 calories, 3 g fat, and 23 g sugars. Top it with chopped nuts and fresh fruit to make it the finest desserts you’ll ever encounter.

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Pasta fagioli with sausage soup

Most chefs use fatty ingredients sparingly and it usually is best to avoid meals that are based on sausage. But, this dish boasts of moderate nutritional servings. With 150 calories, 5 g fat, and 910 mg sodium, it can be a true delicacy to eat without any guilt.

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Sesame ginger chicken dumplings

Okay, so despite of this being an appetizer, you could even eat it as mains. These wonton chicken dumplings have a sprinkling of sesame seeds and green onions and are accompanied by ginger dipping sauce. They do have 465 calories but fat- it’s just 1 g.

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Oreo chocolate frozen custard sandwich

Imagine two massive Oreo cookies and custard filling in between them... sounds like heaven, doesn’t it? This crazily tasty Oreo custard sandwich only has 284 calories, 14 g fat and 22 g sugar. Gorge on it happily.

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Grilled chicken strips with zesty marinara sauce

Not frying the chicken strips helps you to avoid engorging on trans fat. 4 grilled strips of chicken contain 43 g protein, 275 calories, 7g fat, and 1270 mg sodium that leave your stomach feeling full for long.

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