Tag: take-out

Ordering Food Online Might Mean Consuming More Calories

by in Dining Out, Food News & Trends, October 18, 2012

pizza on a computer screen
Ordering food online is as easy as a click of a button. Plus you avoid the long lines and there’s no human interaction. But a recent study found that ordering your meals online isn’t so good for your waistline.

The Study
A 2012 study by Ryan McDevitt, an assistant professor at the University of Rochester’s Simon Graduate School of Business, examined the patterns of people who ordered food by phone or at the counter from a franchised pizza establishment compared with those who ordered online. They looked at over 160,000 orders made by over 56,000 unique customers over 4 years. The most notable differences between those who ordered online compared to those who ordered over the phone or in person included:

  • Customers ordering online spent $0.61 more (4%), on average, though they ordered fewer items. The increase in cost was due to increased toppings.
  • The items ordered online were 15% more complex and had 6.1% more calories.

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Katie’s Healthy Bites: Homemade Take-Out Meals

by in Uncategorized, September 10, 2011
Skip the taco stand -- homemade tacos are healthier and cheaper.

All this month we are Brown Baggin’ it at Healthy Eats. For those of you who eat out on a regular basis here are some healthy DIY options for your favorite cuisines.


Caesar Salads are a lunch staple for many and you can enjoy it guilt-free. This version is made with shrimp which cook up in minutes. Remember to pack your dressing on the side so the lettuce doesn’t get soggy.

If you plan ahead and make lunch for dinner you save time. So feed the family this healthy version of pasta with meatballs, then save a few meatballs to pack for lunch with a crusty whole grain roll and some shredded parmesan for a satisfying meal the whole office will envy.

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