FoodMar 21 - 2018

Your Guide to Eating Out

Let’s face it, we all like to indulge and eat out at a restaurant every once in a while. Unfortunately, restaurants aren’t always the most health conscious places. With oversized portions and sometimes not the best quality ingredients, restaurants can be hard to navigate.

Here are some tips for eating out!

When ordering, always ask for the dressing on the side and easy on the oil when cooking. A good trick to use in order to make sure your order comes as requested is to play the “I’m allergic” card, works every time! They’ll pay attention and deliver on your request.

Breakfast

This is the most important meal to set you on the right track for the rest of the day. Here are guidelines for ordering.

Best Choices:
-Omelettes (whole eggs with veggies is ideal, ask for them to go was on the oil for your omelette or make it with butter, no margarine!)
-Boiled or poached eggs
-Fresh fruit
-Whole grain bread
-Beans
-Natural yogurt (unflavoured)
-Raw veggies on the side

Lunch & Dinner

It’s all about balance, not restriction. If you fuel yourself right, you’ll be satisfied and not famished, so the food will not be your focus.

Best Choices:
-If you are eating buffet ora la carte, find your protein source (chicken, beef, pork, fish).
-Serve with your choice of vegetables and salad.
-Try to find healthy carbs such as brown rice, whole grain pasta sweet potato, whole grain wraps or pita.
-Watch your portions at any buffet.

Tip: Plan to have your carbs at breakfast or lunch every single day.

Stay away from: Anything fried, creamy, processed (hot dogs, deli meat), covered in sauce, unidentifiable.

Beverages

Best choice:
-WATER!!

For alcohol, your best choices are
-Red wine
-Straight spirits (tequila, vodka, white rum) mixed with sparkling water, fresh lemon/lime.

 

With these guidelines and tips you should be able to conquer any restaurant visit!

Contact your local Simply For Life location to find out about Simply For Life approved restaurants.

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