Eat healthy when you are eating out

By: Alyssa Baird

Facts

  • Start meal with salad that has lots of veggies, Ask for dressing on side.
  • Try to pick main dishes that have vegetables such as stir fry, kebobs, or pasta with tomato sauce.
  • Order steamed, grilled, or broiled dishes instead of fried or sauteed
  • Choose smaller portions.
  • For beverages ask for water, fat-free or low-fat milk, unsweetened tea, or drinks that are not sugary.
  • Ask for whole wheat bread instead of other breads, that it may come with.
  • On long rides or if you are going to be gone somewhere for a while pack fresh fruit, cut up vegetables, low-fat cheese sticks or unsalted nuts.
  • Half you're plate should be fruits and vegetables.
  • Make half the grains you eat whole grains.
  • Compare sodium in food