Dining Out Healthfully

Posted by Jennifer (the student)
 
 

 

Going out to a restaurant with friends or family is always fun social experience. If you are trying to eat healthy then restaurants can be a challenge. Here are few tips to help you navigate restaurants.

  • Before heading to a restaurant, check their menu online. Find a few healthy items that sound good to you.
  • Avoid buffets.
  • Drink water, tea, coffee or another zero calorie drink.
  • Limit alcohol.
  • Skip the bread and chips.
  • Order an appetizer for your entrée
  • Request that sauces, gravy and salad dressings be served “on the side”
  • Order steamed, grilled, baked or broiled dishes instead of dishes that are fried or breaded.
  • Trim the fat from meats and remove any skin from chicken.
  • Just because it is a salad does not mean it is always the best choice. Carefully read the ingredient list.
  • If you have a hard time with portion control, ask for a doggie bag when you order. That way you can divide the dish in half before you even start to eat.
  • Once you have made your healthy choice, sit back and enjoyed the time you have with friends and family.

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