Lesson 7: How To Eat Healthy in Restaurants

If you have a busy lifestyle, eating in a restaurant may be the norm.  How can you maintain your healthy eating habits when you have to eat out on a regular basis?

It is easier than you may think!


Here are some tips on how to find healthy selections when dining out:

  • Look for protein on the menu.  Do they offer grilled chicken breast, lean beef, shrimp, tuna or beans?  These are healthier options;
  • Look for ways to add veggies to your meal.  Are there salads available?  Can you add or substitute veggies as a side?
  • Combining these two strategies will help you get healthy proteins and veggies in your meal;
  • Watch the appetizers.  They tend to typically be large portions.  Pick one or two smaller ones instead;
  • Remember that soups and salads are always great options!

Start keeping a list of restaurants that have healthy menu options.  Check out the posts below that may help you.

Tips For Eating Healthy When Eating Out –  ChooseMyPlate.gov

25 Healthiest Restaurant MealsThe Daily Beast

Keeping your healthy goals in place while eating in a restaurant does not have be a challenge.  Many restaurants today are offering much more healthy options.

Tomorrow our topic is for frequent travelers.

Stay tuned!



About Kate Piscopo, NCTMB, CFT, SFN

Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Fitness Trainer, Specialist in Fitness Nutrition and Natural Solutions Wellness Advocate
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