**********Uno's Chicago Grill *****************
Recently this "chain" [ please don't run away just yet ] was rated #1 by Health magazine of a survey of restaurants for "healthy offerings" on their menus.
The link to the complete article is below.
They are in MANY states and quite popular around the northeast at least. I eat in them often and completely agree with the rating as far as I can tell.
Their menu [ of course linked to here and in the article ]has numerous "Zone friendly" options but perhaps more importantly they will for all practical purposes prepare your food any way you want within reason and allow any combination of substitutions off of the menu.
When you walk in [ at least around here ] there is ALWAYS a huge bowl of fresh fruit such as apples and you are welcome to take as many as you want - coming OR going.
I am a cerfified pizza lover and their "deep dish" version is excellent but unfortunatly - too excellent.
However - they have another totally different variety called "flatbread pizza" which is VERY ZONE FRIENDLY.
TWO versions of this variety are "balanced" DEAD ON per serving :
Serving Size(g) 155g Servings 3
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 100
Total Fat 11g
Total Carbohydrates 36g
Dietary Fiber 1g
MY THAI CHICKEN
Serving Size(g) 150g Servings 3
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 60
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Total Carbohydrates 28g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Link to complete "Flatbread Pizza" section of menu with nutritional analysis http://www.unos.com/kiosk/nutritionUnos.html
America’s Healthiest Restaurants: Our List of the Best Casual Dining Spots
Uno Chicago Grill http://www.unos.com/index.html
If you haven’t been to your local Uno’s recently, you’re in for a great surprise. Sure, its famous deep-dish (read high-fat) pizzas still hold court, but nutrition has become the word of the day with a completely trans fat–free menu and plenty of grilled entrees (including antibiotic-free chicken). Adding to the healthy variety: whole-grain pasta and brown rice, organic coffee and tea, and flatbread pizzas that have half the calories of deep-dish ones. Plus, you can add a salad to your pizza for half-price because, according to the menu, “We want you to get some greens in your diet.” Now that’s a blue-ribbon commitment to health. Another reason Uno’s is at the top of our list: You know what you’re eating. In the lobbies of most of the restaurant’s locations, there are Nutrition Information Centers that detail ingredients, fat and sodium contents, and calories and fiber of every item, in addition to gluten-free options.
Danger zone: Deep-dish pizzas can pile on the fat.
We love: The Penne Bolognese—just 16 grams of fat (well within the daily recommended max of 65 grams of fat for a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet).
Complete article with links to other rated "chains"
America’s Healthiest Restaurants: Our List of the Best Casual Dining Spots http://eating.health.com/2008/04/23...o-eat-out/
... from your local "Uno's Zone"