How to make eating out a healthier affair?
March 10, 2010 4:12am CST
With the longer and longer hours at work it seems a tall task to prepare our meals at home. The easier option will be to eat out for many people. However dining out does not normally equate to a healthy or well balanced diet. In fact it seems many of the food stalls sell foods that are laden with salt, oil, artificial flavourings and many other ingredients that do not quite agree to a healthy diet. Of course we can try to be more prudent in our choice of food when eating out. For example we can always request for less oil and salt by letting the waiter know about our preference. Also salad makes a great appetiser rather than those cholestrol-laden fanciful foie gras or caviar for starters. We can also keep to just a roll instead of indulging in the tempting array of breads in the basket. Besides all these are there any other means to make dining out a healthier affair?
• United Arab Emirates
3 Apr 10
Always ask dressings not to be spread on food but to be placed on a plate so that you can monitor the servings. Instead of eating you whole order of food, try to eat only half since servings are usually done in huge sizes. Take home the remaining half. You consume half the calories and you get to enjoy your meal the following day in the comforts of your own home.