Choose these foods to stay healthy while hitting the shops

Food courts have healthy options if you know where to look.

Fresh rice paper rolls

Fresh rice paper rolls
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Vietnamese rice paper rolls are packed with veggies, fresh herbs and protein such as prawns, or chicken. Skip dipping sauces, which are often high in salt and sugar.


Packed full of veggies and meat, a souvlaki can be a healthy option. Choose chicken over pork, ask for it without the large pita wrap and don’t forget to swap the side of chips for a Greek salad.

Breakfast for lunch

egg on toast
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You can’t go wrong with eggs on wholemeal toast – swap the bacon with avocado for good monounsaturated fatty acids.


Probably one of the best options available in the food court, this lunch is full of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

Mexican burrito bowl

mexican burrito bowl
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Note the all-important word ‘bowl’, which is a burrito minus the wrap. Keep the fat low in this protein-rich lunch by taking it light on the sour cream, guacamole, and sauces.

Grilled fish and salad

This is a much better option than its beer-battered friend. You could even choose grilled calamari or prawns for a low-kilojoule, protein-packed lunch.


Article originally published on New Idea.

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