Healthy Eating on the Run
Americans eat out a lot.  Whether it’s carry-out, cafeterias or sit-down restaurants, there are smart choices you can make.  Here are some tips.

  • Think and plan ahead where you will eat and consider what options are available.  Look for places with a wide range of menu items.

  • Many places now offer special “healthier” choice options on their menus.
  • Look for these terms which usually mean less fat and calories: baked, braised, broiled, grilled, poached, roasted, and steamed. Avoid these terms: batter-fried, pan-fried, buttered, creamed, crispy, and breaded.
  • Order the regular or child-size portions to avoid mega-sized portions.  You can also order a salad and appetizer in place of the main course. 
  • Need something sweet?  Order one dessert for the table with enough forks for everyone at the table.  Often we just need a taste to satisfy our craving.
  • Start your day with a game plan when it comes to eating.  If you’re planning to go to a special restaurant in the evening, eat a lighter breakfast and lunch.
  • Working all day?  Pack a healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks in a cooler bag.  Not only will you eat healthier, you’ll save money as well.