This has been one of the biggest challenges for those who are trying to have a healthy diet especially when they decide to eat in a local restaurant. Eating out has challenges like not knowing how a food was prepared, how much fat it has, and whether or not healthy ingredients were used.
There are a lot of restaurants that are working hard to meet the demand of healthy menus. Most of the time, it is a fact that healthy menus are unappealing. For you to eat healthy menu at restaurants, make sure to be proactive. You must not be afraid to ask how a food is prepared. A good chef is willing to answer questions about their restaurant menus.
Below are some tips for healthy eating in restaurants:
Make sure to order meat that is grilled, baked or broiled. Avoid deep fried dishes. If you are not sure how a food is prepared, you can ask their staff.
Try to select leaner cuts of meat or fish because this is a way to eat healthier.
Select side dishes that are steamed. Avoid vegetables that are fried, au gratin, or prepared in cream or butter sauces.
Select a fat-free salad.
Select broth based soups. A vegetable soup is also a low-fat alternative.
Make sure to stick on tomato based sauces and avoid cream or heavy Alfredo sauces. A pesto sauce without meat is a great choice for pasta dishes.
When eating at oriental restaurants, make sure to have steamed rice and stir fried vegetable meals. Do not go with heavy sauces. You may also request that your meal is prepared with less oil. Try also to select dishes with less meat and more on fresh vegetables.
A light dessert of fresh fruit is suggested. When ordering desserts, be sure to order one and share it with your partner.
Finally, when eating at a fast food restaurant, it is very important to avoid the temptation of having supersized meals. Fast food restaurants are known for making their meals into larger portions to make it more attractive and pricing them competitively.