“Hmmm, that Caesar’s salad with grilled chicken, dressing and those scrumptious croutons looks so good! But what’s in that dressing? Can I still get that and eat a healthy meal at a restaurant?”
The answer is yes. While the dressing on a Caesar’s salad isn’t the healthiest choice, if you ask the server to bring it “on the side,” you can control the amount of dressing you eat. The same goes for the entree--ask the server how the meat is prepared. Is it grilled, baked or fried? Rather than getting a side of fries, ask for a baked potato and hold the sour cream.
Chances are, you have an “all-you-can-eat” buffet or cafeteria-style restaurant in your city. If you are not able to resist all the offerings these establishments offer, avoid them. Instead, visit restaurants where you know the food is prepared with an eye toward healthy eating. Mediterranean restaurants grill their meats and offer a healthy serving of vegetables along with the entree. Learn more about healthy dining out by reading our Bright Hub guides.
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