Tasty Cafeteria-Style Dietitian Picks at Luby’s

Fast food and fine dining are great, but sometimes you just need a good home-style meal. When you can get that home-style meal on your plate in a hurry with great customer service and no clean up on your part, it’s even better! That’s where cafeteria-style restaurants like Luby’s come in.

Luby’s locations can be found throughout Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, and they serve up quality food, priced for value, all cafeteria-style. Take the family for dinner, spend some time over good food with friends, or stop by for a quick lunch on your own. Luby’s has a variety of choices that are ready and waiting for you.  Healthy Dining’s dietitians worked with the restaurant to identify and feature the best choices for a healthy lifestyle.

These are just some of the delicious Healthy Dining-recommended menu choices you can choose from at Luby’s:

A La Carte: Lemon Basil Salmon Salmon is an excellent way to add healthy omega-3 fats to your diet for heart and brain health. This salmon is seasoned with the fresh flavors of lemon and basil and cooked to juicy perfection. Pair this lean protein entrée with a vegetable side, like spinach or fresh broccoli.

Rosemary Chicken Livin’ Smart Combo Meal Salmon isn’t everyone’s first choice and Luby’s offers plenty of alternatives. This combo includes juicy chicken seasoned with rosemary, pan seared to seal in flavor and served with Tuscan white beans and either Brussels sprouts or carrots for a combo of lean protein and healthy veggies that can help you stick to your diet and reach your health goals. Look for this combo on Mondays to get your week started off on the right foot. 

A La Carte: Grilled Chicken Frontera This is one hearty and flavorful choice any day of the week! Seasoned and grilled chicken is an easy choice for lean protein and can be paired with sides like broccoli or buttered carrots to help meet MyPlate recommendations for a healthy meal. Don’t forget to request the Chile Con Queso on the side; it’s not included in the analysis and will add extra calories and fat.

Sirloin Skewers Livin’ Smart Combo Meal This Sodium Savvy choice is a combo of lean beef, whole grains, and veggies that is loaded with nutrition. Tender lemongrass beef skewers are served over brown rice with a side of asparagus. Brown rice is a good whole grain option for added fiber and manganese, and studies indicate it may help to prevent diabetes and lower cholesterol. This menu choice is available on Thursdays at Luby’s.