Food courts have become a common food environment for most of us. Whether we are at work during lunchtime, or just out and about. We are now having 1 or more take away meals per week.

Finding low carb friendly options in food courts has become easier in the last few years too. It is a pain at times when some places charge you more when you are asking for less. But you can still find a budget-friendly option.

Low Carb Food Court and Takeaway Options:

  • Sumo salad Create your own, choose a leafy base and your fave low carb vegetables and a protein of choice. The red wine vinaigrette is the lowest cal dressing. (any “build your own meal” sort of place is a good choice for a low carb meal actually)
  • Grill’d – Low carb Burger bun or naked burger with no bun.
  • Thai or Chinese. Always go for a stir fry with extra vegetables and No rice. or Thai beef/prawn salad.
  • Vietnamese – Vietnamese Pork/ Chicken Roll – In a Bowl – minus the Bun. Lots of fresh ingredients, chilli and lean protein.
  • Mad Mex/ GYG – Naked Burrito or a Fajita Bowl. – ask for no rice or beans and extra meat, and Guac, because mmmm guacamole 😀
  • Mc Donalds, as we saw with Anna’s Post  – meat or chicken Patties and a garden salad.   Or the Lettuce leaf bun option for burgers.
  • Kebab/ Lebanese -Always go a plate – chargrilled meats with extra salad and say no to the bread. Similar to Greek food places.
  • Standard take-away – Grilled fish/ BBQ chicken with salad -Avoid all the deep fried options. If it’s a sandwich shop. Ask for the ingredients of a sandwich in a container.
  • Le Wrap – Chicken or Beef salad bowls or Plate with no rice
  • Oporto/ Nandos: Chicken Tenders or 1/4 chicken – with a side salad or coleslaw – watch for dressings.
  • Subway – easy one. Subway salad bowl, but double the meat – trust me on this. The single serve is tiny 😛
  • Roast meat carvery – Most Roast meats with a side of steamed/ grilled veggies – just skip the mash and baked potatoes.
  • Another sneaky tip, if you are walking by a supermarket. Coles or Woolies -The pre-made salad section offers some great options that at times can be so much cheaper. Obviously, if there are croutons and heavy creamy dressings, ditch them. Teaming these with 1/4 BBQ chicken, or visit the deli section for some ham, feta or turkey.

I hope you have found these suggestions helpful when aiming to eat low carb when you are out and about.

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Jo x 🤓

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Joanne Salerno
Jo struggled with obesity as a teenager. She decided that she needed to take control of her health, and embarked on a 3.5-year journey to lose 56kg’s and get healthy, This involved a combination of cutting out a lot of unhealthy foods, reducing carbs and exercising. Educating herself on the value of nutrient-rich foods was a key factor. Throughout this, Jo became passionate about helping as many people feel as good as they can, so they could enjoy life with those that they love. Joanne started with the business in Customer Service, and due to her passion for Low Carb as well as experience as a Weight Loss Coach – quickly progressed and was promoted to Community Manager.

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