It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:24 am

Free Newsletter

Indian Restaurant - Healthy Options?

Anything and everything concerning weight loss.

Moderator: Moderators

Indian Restaurant - Healthy Options?

Postby loveat116 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:17 am

Im going out to dinner tonight at an Indian Restaurant. My FAVE FOOD OF ALL TIME is Indian butter Chicken with Rice and Garlic Naan.

Im pretty sure a meal would be 1000-1500 calories!

So.. anyone know any healthy options?

I have heard Chicken Tandoori is good for you, as it is roasted and skinless. Would this be served with or without rice?
And should I go for an Entree size?

Anyone be able to estimate calories of this?

AAAAND what kind of drink would be appropriate? Glass of red wine????

I want the butter chicken so bad though :(
Starting Weight: 62kg Current Weight: 55.0kg Goal Weight: 54kg

Goal Reached 22 February 2008, Must get down to 54kg again!
User avatar
loveat116
 
Posts: 1054
Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:34 pm
Location: Hobart, Tasmania

Re: Indian Restaurant - Healthy Options?

Postby hysterical_oliver » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:20 am

Calorie king? here's a rough guide i found (took me 5 seconds...)

http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/ca ... n_food.htm
14th September 2007 125kg
Current Weight 102kg
Goal Weight 60kg
User avatar
hysterical_oliver
 
Posts: 370
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:21 am
Location: Nagoya, Japan

Re: Indian Restaurant - Healthy Options?

Postby loveat116 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:48 am

Nah calorieking don't really have many meal calories...

And i cant find anything on tandoori chicken. I can get seperate pieces but i dont know the weights or anythign!
Starting Weight: 62kg Current Weight: 55.0kg Goal Weight: 54kg

Goal Reached 22 February 2008, Must get down to 54kg again!
User avatar
loveat116
 
Posts: 1054
Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:34 pm
Location: Hobart, Tasmania

Re: Indian Restaurant - Healthy Options?

Postby loveat116 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:48 am

hysterical_oliver wrote:Calorie king? here's a rough guide i found (took me 5 seconds...)

http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/ca ... n_food.htm


Thanks for that!
Starting Weight: 62kg Current Weight: 55.0kg Goal Weight: 54kg

Goal Reached 22 February 2008, Must get down to 54kg again!
User avatar
loveat116
 
Posts: 1054
Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:34 pm
Location: Hobart, Tasmania

Re: Indian Restaurant - Healthy Options?

Postby Tarz » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:51 am

Maybe your best option is to not eat much. Have something to eat before going and get a small sized meal. I know thats not fun and defeats the purpose of eating out but if your that worried... Maybe you can get a Dahl, its a vegiterian dish and is usualy nice. Or aim for one that isn't usualy made with coconut milk or cream.
Image
User avatar
Tarz
 
Posts: 1475
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:46 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: Indian Restaurant - Healthy Options?

Postby loveat116 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:18 am

Tarz wrote:Maybe your best option is to not eat much. Have something to eat before going and get a small sized meal. I know thats not fun and defeats the purpose of eating out but if your that worried... Maybe you can get a Dahl, its a vegiterian dish and is usualy nice. Or aim for one that isn't usualy made with coconut milk or cream.


Yeah I will go for one that is not cream based - they're the only ones offererd as an entree size anyway!
Starting Weight: 62kg Current Weight: 55.0kg Goal Weight: 54kg

Goal Reached 22 February 2008, Must get down to 54kg again!
User avatar
loveat116
 
Posts: 1054
Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:34 pm
Location: Hobart, Tasmania

Re: Indian Restaurant - Healthy Options?

Postby emmaline » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:29 am

The other week I had Malaysian/Indian at a takeaway shop with my boyfriend... and he got a GIANT plate of butter chicken (so cruel, it's my fave too!)
So I got a veggie curry that wasn't milk based
Still pretty tasty... and because I was being pretty good, I rationalised that half a plain naan wasn't so bad.
Hmmm haha... I can rationalise almost anything I think!
Good luck!
Image
emmaline
 
Posts: 125
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:08 pm

Re: Indian Restaurant - Healthy Options?

Postby loveat116 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:31 am

Does anyone know if Chicken Tandoori comes with or without rice???
If it comes with rice should I ask for no rice????

Im not going to get a naan anyway, i dont think they do gluten free anyway.

Im so hungry now, talking about all thsi indian food!
Starting Weight: 62kg Current Weight: 55.0kg Goal Weight: 54kg

Goal Reached 22 February 2008, Must get down to 54kg again!
User avatar
loveat116
 
Posts: 1054
Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:34 pm
Location: Hobart, Tasmania

Re: Indian Restaurant - Healthy Options?

Postby emmaline » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:40 am

I always think of chicken tandoori without rice as its a fairly dry dish already
Like its not in sauce or anything, so I'm not sure
But maybe specify you odn't want rice in case

I'm starving too!
Image
emmaline
 
Posts: 125
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:08 pm

Re: Indian Restaurant - Healthy Options?

Postby MagicGirl79 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:49 pm

I've just done a quick look through the WW website and here are their recommendations for Indian food choices (by the way if the points mean nothing to you, the average person will eat approx 20 points per day, so 7/20 would be about 35% of your daily calorie intake):

Vegetable Korma - 7 points
Pappadums (4 pieces) - 1 point
Prawn Masala (entree) - 4.5 points
Dahl - 1 point
Paneer Kulcha (ricotta cheese dish) - 4 points
Chicken Tikka (4 pieces) - 4 points
Tandoori Chicken (1/4 chicken, no rice) - 8 points


Foods to avoid:

Pork Vindaloo - 14.5 points
Chicken Biryani - 20 points
Lamb do Piaza - 17 points
Rogan Josh - 12 points
Butter Chicken - 13 points
Creamed Chicken - 25 points


Hope this helps!
Cheers,
Kate
MagicGirl79
 
Posts: 368
Joined: Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:10 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: Indian Restaurant - Healthy Options?

Postby Moomoo » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:13 pm

I would definately avoid Nann bread.
It's shocking amount of WW points - I don't know what the calories are like though. I love garlic nann. I would quite happily skip the actual meal and just eat garlic nann!
User avatar
Moomoo
 
Posts: 204
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:15 pm
Location: Perth

Re: Indian Restaurant - Healthy Options?

Postby loveat116 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:34 pm

Moomoo wrote:I would definately avoid Nann bread.
It's shocking amount of WW points - I don't know what the calories are like though. I love garlic nann. I would quite happily skip the actual meal and just eat garlic nann!


Garlic Naan is awesome huh?

I would go ALL DAY without food just to eat Butter Chicken, Rice and Naan.

Definatly going to go with the Chicken Tandoori, im guessing they are the points for a main course, so it would be a few points less for a entree...
Starting Weight: 62kg Current Weight: 55.0kg Goal Weight: 54kg

Goal Reached 22 February 2008, Must get down to 54kg again!
User avatar
loveat116
 
Posts: 1054
Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:34 pm
Location: Hobart, Tasmania

Re: Indian Restaurant - Healthy Options?

Postby ali76 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:41 pm

OMG...I'm STARVING reading this!!!
SW - 75.9
CW - 68
Happy weight - 68 (I MADE IT!!!)
GW - 65 (for now - and until I conceive!)
User avatar
ali76
 
Posts: 1794
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:37 pm
Location: Adelaide

Re: Indian Restaurant - Healthy Options?

Postby hysterical_oliver » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:56 pm

How did you go? In the grand scheme of things one meal isn't going to do that much damage so I hope you enjoyed it rather than worrying about all the calories :D
14th September 2007 125kg
Current Weight 102kg
Goal Weight 60kg
User avatar
hysterical_oliver
 
Posts: 370
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:21 am
Location: Nagoya, Japan

Re: Indian Restaurant - Healthy Options?

Postby Chaypeta » Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:24 pm

How did you go? i take it the indian was last night.

I know I'm a bit late but tandoori chicken is one of the best indian choices for a chicken dish. Rice is okay as long as it's steamed basmati rice. (we only ever keep basmati rice at home because of the GI benefit) Eat nothing battered or fried and keep a million miles away from samosas and curry puffs (both things I have a real weakness for.)

Another tip before eating out is to do the opposite of what your mother told you and eat something healthy and filling and low calorie before you go. You won't be dying of starvation waiting for your meal at the resturant and will be inclined to order and eat less.

And finally, another rule of your mothers to disregard: You don't have to eat everything on your plate!!! Eat slowly and as soon as you're feeling full stop. Don't be bothered by leaving stuff on your plate. It's a resturant, nobody's going to care. And what you leave could save you hundreds in calories.
[url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/w9otB50/]
Image
[/url]

TERINU Australia's own Sci Fi Web Comic: http://www.terinu.com
Chaypeta
 
Posts: 46
Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:52 am
Location: Victoria, AUS.

Next

Return to Weight loss Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 2 guests