When we eat out, it can be so easy to take in more kilojoules, saturated fat, salt and sugar, than we realise – especially when compared to cooking at home. And many times, we end up eating more than if we’d served up our own portions.
Sure, we often indulge in sugary and high-fat foods when it’s a special occasion, but eating out has also become a more frequent activity for many of us.
This means that it’s important to think about healthier choices even when we’re not eating at home.
– Swap creamy or cheesy sauces for tomato or vegetable based sauces
– Swap fried or crumbed foods for grilled, steamed or fresh foods
– Eat slowly, take your time. Enjoy and savour one bite at a time. Put your fork down between bites, or take a sip of water.
– Concentrate on being mindful about your food as well as the conversation, this takes some practice but you will get better at it.
– Avoid “all-you-can-eat” places.
– Unhealthy preparation words on the menu = buttery, breaded, buttered, fried, pan-fried, creamed, scalloped, au gratin, a la mode.
-Healthy preparation words on the menu = grilled, baked, steamed, broiled, poached, stir-fried, roasted, blackened.
Have an amazing day peeps!