Healthy Menu – Tips For Staying On Track When Dining Out

As my friends and family know I am famous for asking questions, substituting foods, and ordering dressings and sauces on the side. I know some people are embarrassed to do this or think they are somehow putting the food server out. I have never had a problem, in fact servers are always happy to help and often times give me ideas on how to make what I am ordering a little healthier.

Even though you are probably trying to lose weight, you can still have fun dining out and make healthy choices. Here are some tips:

You can call ahead or ask your server if the restaurant will:

  • Trim visible fat from poultry or meat
  • Serve dressings and sauces on the side
  • Accommodate special requests
  • Use less cooking oil when cooking

Now it’s up to you to order healthy options:

  • Steamed
  • Broiled
  • Baked
  • Roasted
  • Poached
  • Lightly sauteed

Remember ordering healthy does not mean it will be tasteless. Also, remember my most important tip. Tip your server well.

Happy Dining!

Karen Hummel

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