Help’s on the way for traveling dieters

Filed under: Traveling — Tags: — @ March 16, 2004

USA Today has an excellent roundup of great places to dine for low-carb dieters on the road:

bq. Airlines like Northwest, America West and United’s Ted have either been selling or giving away low-carb candy. United also sells low-carb salads through a deal with the Au Bon Pain bakery chain.

Wyndham will introduce several low-carb entrees to all 100 hotels by April 30 in restaurants and room service.

Sofitel launches a low-carb menu next month at its 10 U.S. hotels. Included: a low-carb chocolate banana brownie with strawberry yogurt pudding.

The penne pasta made with low-carb soy noodles is outselling the higher-carb four-cheese tortellini at the trendy Mosaic Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., says executive chef Rich Wood.

T.G.I. Friday’s, the casual dining restaurant, says sales of the nine Atkins-approved entrees are higher at its 21 airport restaurants than the rest of the chain.

Northwest eliminates the high-carb pasta entree choice in international business class on June 1. To reduce carbs, it’s slicing the bread thinner.

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