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Get all the yummy without all the tummy.

Besides being delicious, Eat Fit menu items are prepared to meet healthy guidelines set by the Ochsner Eat Fit team. 

Look for the Eat Fit seal on restaurant menus to designate which items meet the following criteria:

Appetizer, Soups, Side Salad

  • Less than 300 calories
  • Less than 400 mg sodium
  • Less than 10% calories from animal saturated fats
  • 0 g white refined carbs and trans fat
  • Less than 5 g added sugar

Entree or Entree Salad

  • Less than 600 calories
  • Less than 800 mg sodium
  • Less than 10% calories from animal saturated fats
  • 0 g white refined carbs and trans fat
  • Less than 5 g added sugar
  • Preferably 20 g protein

Eat Fit KIDS

  • Less than 400 calories
  • Less than 600 mg sodium
  • Less than 10% calories from animal saturated fats
  • 0 g white refined carbs and trans fats
  • Less than 5 g added sugar
  • Preferably 20 g protein, 1 cup vegetable
    • Whole grain, whole fruit or non-fat dairy also encouraged

Breakfast

  • Less than 300 calories
  • Less than 400 mg sodium
  • Less than 5 grams added sugar
  • Less than 10% calories from animal saturated fats
  • 0 white, refined carbs and trans fats
  • At least 15 grams protein + fiber + fat

Snacks

  • Less than 250 calories
  • Less than 300 mg sodium
  • Less than 10% calories from animal saturated fats*
  • 0 g white refined carbs and trans fat
  • Less than 5 g added sugar
  • Combination 10 g protein + fiber +fat

Juices

  • At least 75% vegetable base
  • No sugar added

Smoothies

  • Less than 300 calories
  • Less than 400 mg sodium
  • Less than 5 g added sugar
  • Less than 10% calories from animal saturated fats
  • 0 white refined carbs and trans fats
  • Preferably 20 g protein
  • Preferably no fruit juices (even 100%)
    • Maximum allowed is 2 ounces

Cocktails, Desserts, Sides and Coffee

  • Less than 150 calories
  • Less than 300 mg sodium
  • Less than 10% calories from animal saturated fats
  • 0 g white refined carbs and trans fats
  • Less than 5 g added sugar

 

*Although foods like hard-boiled eggs and snack-size cheese exceed 10% calories from animal saturated fat, they are rich in other nutrients and therefore are Eat Fit-approved as a standalone snack.

Molly's Restaurant Tips

Simple strategies to make your restaurant meal nutritious & figure-friendly

Our general "formula" for an Eat Fit menu item is a lean protein with a salad and/or a non-starchy veggie.

Splitting an entrée can be a good option. And don’t think that you’re in the clear if you order “just an appetizer.” Apps can top 1,000 calories.

Ask for dressings and sauces on the side and extra veggies in place of starches, whenever possible.

If you’re looking to treat yourself, try to limit that splurge to one “extra.”

When it comes to alcohol, keep things simple with beer, wine, a martini, or any other mixed drink with a low-sugar mixer.