Healthy Tips when Eating at Restaurants
Sometimes when people are on a diet or trying to eat healthy they avoid going to restaurants, however that is not always necessary. Follow these healthy tips for eating at restaurants next time you dine out. • Drink water instead of sugar based drinks. Order wine or beer instead of a cocktail unless it has no added sugars or juices. • Stay away from the bread basket. However if you must, replace the butter with olive oil. • Order a healthy starter such as a clear soup or salad. • Avoid fried foods. • Keep away from cheese and creamed or butter based sauces. • Order dishes that have lots of veggies. • Order dishes with no sauce. If you are ordering a salad order dressing on the side so you can control how much dressing the salad has. • Ask for healthy substitutions such as salad or veggies instead of fries. • Order meats that are roasted, grilled, broiled, steamed or baked. Avoid panfried, sautéed, battered, breaded or gratin and that come with sauces. • If you have any doubts, do not hesitate to ask your server how a dish is prepared. • Pass on dessert and instead order a coffee or tea. However, if you must have dessert, ask for fresh fruit, a sorbet, or share one with your dining partner. If you are trying to lead a healthier lifestyle please do not hesitate in contacting Bravura Chefs. We can help you design a personalized meal plan that will fit your goals and everyday life.