Seven Tips for Healthy Takeout

Take a break from cooking without sabotaging your diet

 These days, you might be getting takeout meals or food deliveries more frequently than you used to, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Although a homemade meal is usually the healthiest choice, ordering in can be helpful during stressful times, or even when you just don’t feel like cooking.

Fortunately, with a few smart strategies, you can maintain healthy eating habits even when you’re ordering a meal to go. These tips will help.

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Illustration: Chris Philpot

Amy Keating

I am a registered dietitian and have been evaluating food products and providing nutrition advice at Consumer Reports for over a decade. I'm passionate about getting my kids to eat healthfully, and I love growing, cooking, and even composting food!