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Healthy Holiday Living: Eating Out

Posted By Margaret G. Ritchie, Thursday, December 8, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Follow these eat right tips when you are dining out during the holiday season:

  1. If you can, choose restaurants with healthier menu options and order those options.
  2.  Try out a vegetarian option, such as a grilled vegetable Panini or wrap with fresh vegetables and hummus. Avoid vegetarian options that are overloaded with cheese (lots of calories and fat).
  3.  Order a salad with the dressing on the side. Watch out for main dish salads with a lot of cheese or fried meats and toppings. Ask for less cheese and grilled meats.
  4.  Opt for grilled meat, fish, and poultry rather than fried.
  5.  Order the smallest sandwich. Skip anything called “double.” Go for the 6-inch sub rather than the foot-long option. Ask if whole wheat is an option for buns and bread.
  6.  Opt for fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, or low-fat yogurt as side dishes.
  7.  Order broth-based vegetable or bean soup rather than creamy soups.
  8.  Choose sugar-free drinks, such as water (best choice!), unsweetened tea, coffee, or diet soda.

These tips are provided by the American Diabetes Association. 

Tags:  eating out while traveling  healthy choices  Healthy eating  healthy holidays  Holidays  traveling 

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