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Low Calorie Menu Choices from Popular British Restaurants

Low Calorie Menu Choices from Popular British Restaurants

Following the exante meal replacement diet can help you achieve your weightloss goals. We have 3 diet plans: exante 800, exante 1200, and exante 5:2 which all follow the principles of a very low-calorie diet in order to help you lose those extra pounds.

However, we do realise that whilst following the exante diet plan you still may want to celebrate birthdays or anniversaries, or you may be invited out with your friends or out for a work lunch, for example, and this may lead to some confusion and stress about what you can eat at popular British restaurants. Whilst these menu options are arguably a little more indulgent than the exante diet plan, making smart choices when you are out at a restaurant can also help you maintain a very low-calorie diet plan, and we wanted to help you make these smart choices.

To help you, we have picked out six British restaurant chains and highlighted low-calorie options to choose from that can help you stay on track with your very low-calorie diet.

Low Calorie Options at Zizzi

Zizzi is an Italian inspired restaurant based across England and Ireland, but can you still go to an Italian restaurant and make smart low-calorie choices? Of course. Here are a few options on the Zizzi menu that are low calories. (1)

  • Skinny Margarita Pizza (431 calories per serving)
  • Skinny Gamberone & Chorizo Pizza (416 calories per serving)
  • Ravioli di Capra (494 calories per serving)
  • Chicken and Prosciutto Salad (333 calories per serving)
  • King Prawn Linguine (498 calories per serving)

Low Calorie Options at Nandos

Nando’s is a very popular British restaurant for people who love chicken, and for those who love that Portuguese spice! Here are a few options from the menu with their calories that you can choose from that will help you stay on track of your very low-calorie diet. (2)

  • Medium ¼ Chicken – Leg & Thigh (185 calories per serving)
  • Medium ¼ Chicken – Breast & Wing (282 calories per serving)
  • Medium Boneless Chicken Thighs (301 calories per serving)
  • Regular Mixed Leaf Side Salad (123 calories per serving)
  • Regular Side Corn On The Cob (90 calories per serving)
  • Regular Side Chargrilled Vegetables (118 calories per serving)

Low calorie options from restaurants

Low Calorie Options at Wagamamas

Wagamama is a British restaurant chain that serves Asian food, based on Japanese cuisine, but what are the low-calorie meal choices on the menu? (3)

  • Chicken Harusame Glass Noodle Salad (440 calories per serving)
  • Chicken Ramen (473 calories per serving)
  • Pulled Pork Steamed Gyoza (231 calories per serving)
  • Tofu Harusame Glass Noodles (437 calories per serving)
  • Pad Thai Salad (349 calories per serving)

Low Calorie Options at Prezzo

Another British favourite is Prezzo that serves Italian cuisine, and Prezzo features on their menu a ‘Smaller & Lighter’ option for those who are trying to be more calorie-conscious which is brilliant and will make it a lot easier for those who are trying to follow a very low-calorie diet. Here a few selections from their menu that you could choose from: (4)

  • Smaller & Light Chicken Primavera Pizza (534 calories per serving)
  • Smaller & Lighter Pancetta, Pea & Mushroom Penne (492 calories per serving)
  • Grilled Chicken Breast with Mushrooms (384 calories per serving)
  • Rocket Side Salad (93 calories per serving)
  • King Prawn & Salmon Risotto (471 calories per serving)
  • Chicken, Bacon & Avocado Salad (512 calories per serving)

Low Calorie Options at Yo! Sushi

Yo! Sushi is another very popular British restaurant that many people enjoy going to with their friends and family, it is a truly socialable experience as you pick and choose the variety of dishes that pass you on the conveyor belt. To help you, we have picked out some low-calorie options from Yo!Sushi that you can chose from that can prevent you being derailed from your very low-calorie diet. (5)

  • Avocado Nigiri (110 calories per serving)
  • Coriander Seared Tuna Sashimi (93 calories per serving)
  • Glazed Aubergine Nigiri (70 calories per serving)
  • Beetroot Cured Salmon Sashimi (111 calories per serving)
  • Stir Fried Pak Choi & Garlic (86 calories per serving)
  • Mixed Maki Plate (196 calories per serving)
  • Tuna Mayo Roll (127 calories per serving)
  • Chicken and Tangerine Salad (148 calories per serving)
  • Chicken Katsu (225 calories per serving)

Low calorie menu choices from popular British restaurants

Low Calorie Options at Bella Italia

Bella Italia is a popular traditional Italian restaurant loved by many people and families in the UK, and they do have a variety of low-calorie options on the menu for you to choose from so you can still get involved with the fun and the celebration, without it being detrimental to your weightloss.

  • Gamberoni Spirali (259 calories per serving)
  • Bolognese Spirali (282 calories per serving)
  • Lenticchie Spirali (299 calories per serving)
  • Pollo Lenticchie (335 calories per serving)
  • Insalata Giardiniera Salad (265 calories per serving)
  • Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables Side (64 calories per serving)
  • Mixed Salad Side (98 calories per serving)

Everyone loves to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, achievements and special moments! We know that going out for dinner with your family and friends probably plays a key part in this celebration, and we don’t want you to miss out on these moments.

Whether you are following the exante 800 or the exante 5:2 plan, counting your calories is so important for your weightloss, so if you do go out for dinner for a celebration remember to try and make smart choices to continue your progress.

  1. https://9to5strength.com/zizzi-nutrition-information-and-calories/
  2. https://www.nandosperiperi.com/what-is-peri-peri/calculator
  3. https://www.wagamama.com/our-menu/salads
  4. https://www.prezzorestaurants.co.uk/globalassets/pdfs/allergen-menus/d57470—prezzo-main-menu-allergen-may-19-lr—v2-may19.pdf
  5. https://yosushi.com/menu
  6. https://www.bellaitalia.co.uk/nutrition-values

All nutritional information correct as of 10th September 2019.

Aimee Heeran

Aimee Heeran

Writer and expert

Aimee graduated from the University of Bristol in 2019. It was during her time at University that her love of fitness and nutrition truly began. She’s always loved an active lifestyle from a small child. Aimee frequently enjoys going to the gym, regular hot yoga classes and going for long country walks. She loves trying new activities and in the last 12 months has tried jet skiing, horse riding, and her first 10K race.