By Morgan Higgins
Food is such a big part of memories and togetherness. Can you imagine a birthday party without cake? Or your first trip to the movies without popcorn?
Eating is a wonderful social activity and going to restaurants and cafes should be enjoyed. Just because you are trying hard to stay healthy and eat balanced meals does not mean that you cannot enjoy a meal out with friends and family.
In every type of cuisine there are always healthy options to be found, you just need to know what to look for. This list highlights the foods that will provide the best nutrition when you are choosing a meal in a restaurant.
Satisfy your thirst before you go out for a meal
Have a glass of water while eating your meal
Consider an entree sized meal or smaller serve
You can always ask to have extra vegetables or salad with your meal
Have dressings and sauces separate so that you can control portions
Choose lean cuts of meat
Go for grilled, poached or steamed options rather than deep fried and battered options
Consider sharing a desert you are wanting to have one
Most of all, savour and enjoy each mouthful!
*IMAGE sourced from #HoustonFitnessNutrition
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