To cook or not to cook – that is often the question. While cooking meals at home gives you more control over what you eat, there are many reasons to dine out – including saving time and trying new cuisine. There are many ways you can enjoy dining out without compromising your healthy-eating progress.
1) Review the restaurant’s menu and select healthy options prior to arriving at the restaurant (most have an online menu).
2) Choose baked or steamed foods over those breaded or deep-fried.
3) Ask for whole grain bread or buns.
4) Ask for salad dressing on the side and use only as much as you need.
Developing healthy routines is certainly an important factor in improving your health but you shouldn’t be afraid to fall out of routine once in a while.