06 Nov Your Guide To Dining Out And Staying Healthy!
It’s November, which means that many of us find ourselves in the thick of growing family commitments and the quickly approaching holiday time. With such busy schedules, it’s likely that there are times during the week when we find ourselves looking for shortcuts in our meal planning! The challenge we often run into with increased busyness is finding healthy shortcuts to take if we’re purchasing pre-made foods or eating out.
Below are a few guidelines to help you!
• If indeed you must stop at a fast food restaurant because it’s all that is available, then make wise choices. Select fresh ingredients when possible, opting for salads, soups, or a baked potato. Instead of fried foods, select a grilled option. If you’ve packed a cooler ahead of time you can always pair up your grilled chicken sandwich with the veggies and hummus you brought from home.
• Remember that you are your own advocate – speak up! A menu at any restaurant is to be used as a guide but is not set in stone. If you see salmon on the menu from one meal, and asparagus included in a different meal, ask the server to have the chef pair the two up for you along with a side salad for your lunch. You can create anything you’d like as long as they have the ingredients available; while there may be an extra charge to do so, it’s worth it in the long run. This rule applies whether you’re pulling into Subway because it’s the only place available for miles, or the finest restaurant you’ve ever visited.