Eating + Shopping = ?

Holiday Mall Food Court Challenges brought to you by Margaret Moses, RD from ACAC Fitness and Wellness Center.

Those all day shopping marathons might be good ways to complete your holiday shopping, but those pesky food courts can pose a challenge to eating healthy – after all, shopping works up an appetite!

Watch for these less-than-preferable choices at mall eateries:

1 Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookie = 250 calories

1 McDonald’s large chocolate shake – 1030 calaories

1 Dunkin’ Donuts chocolate glazed cake donut – 340 calories

1 medium movie theater popcorn = 900 caloires

1 slice Cheesecake Factory original cheesecake = 710 calories

Healthier options include salads from fast food eateries (but watch the amount of salad dressing) , ordering a slice of pizza with half the cheese, fresh fruit cups, chicken soup, or a kid’s cup of yogurt.