Healthy Eats at the Mall Food Court

If you're watching your weight, mall food can be a nutritional minefield. Use these tips to help find healthy options at the food court.

By Jane Schwartz Harrison, RD, Contributing Writer

If you're watching your weight — not to mention your health — malls can be a nutritional minefield. There are a lot of choices and most are fast food, which is often loaded with fat, calories and sodium. Since avoiding the mall may not be an option, it's important to find ways to pick and choose healthier options.

Check out the following tips before your next mall outing.

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Have to make a decision? Check out some of the following choices:

In the end, there is nothing wrong with avoiding the food court altogether and toting along a bagged lunch or healthy snack. It's often perfectly acceptable to sit at one of the food court tables and indulge in your very own homemade (healthy) fare.