Some meals at restaurants are packed with fat and sodium to make them tasty and expensive by presenting them in oversized proportions. At any restaurant, you will want to consume the most delicious dish without compromising your health. Thus, the major question in most restaurant goers remains – what are the most healthy foods to order in restaurants?
It is imperative that you take note of any add-ons present in the salad that you order. Some restaurants offer raw vegetables loaded with meats and cheese as salads. Others offer shrimp, chicken, or mayo toppings which increase the calories present in the mixture.
For a healthy salad, ensure that it is as simple as possible even if the restaurant insists on making it tasty. Most of the four-star salads are made using simple ingredients such as cantaloupe, kiwi, pear, or mango.
You can treat yourself to some marinated vegetables that have been drained sufficiently. These vegetables include red peppers, mushrooms, or artichoke hearts. In such a salad, you may reduce the monotony by adding nuts or fruit.
If the sandwich in the restaurant has reasonable stats, you need not modify any of its toppings. Most restaurants provide such stats, and it is important to understand the meal before ingesting it. The sandwich should have a protein content of up to 35 grams and 8 grams of fat.
Spices such as chili only aids in the addition of extra proteins, fiber, and iron. The meal is wholesome and assures you of a full stomach while ensuring your health remains intact.
In most cases, restaurants have ready fried fish which is often inconsiderate of healthy trends such as low-sodium and low-fat food. When ordering your fish, make sure it not cooked. Many restaurants will often respond by offering options such as broiled, baked, blackened, sautéed, or grilled seafood.
You may also consider mixing any sauces when dining at any seafood joint. Seafood not only guarantees you high protein intake but also reduces the number of calories you take. In your choice of fish, be sure to select species such as cod with low-fat content. I still can’t forget a delicious seafood dish I have eaten at my friends Aaron and Barbara wedding last month.
Seafood has fewer connective tissues as compared to poultry or red meats; it is easier to digest. It is also characteristic of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals such as zinc. Consumption of seafood reduces chances of suffering cardiovascular disease and heart arrhythmias. Children also stand a better chance of brain development, nerve growth, vision development, and muscle growth if they have fish in their diet.
You may be a lover of alcoholic beverages such as pina colada or margaritas, but the sugar content in them increase the calories that you take. Instead, opt for less sugary drinks such as martinis, tonic, wine, vodka, or just a light beer. Also, ensure that any other exotic mixed drinks are free of chocolate and that the martini is neither sour green apple schnapps nor triple sec.
Next time you visit Wendy’s or Chipotle, ensure that you are vigilant of their menu and the implications of what you eat. Restaurants not only provide a variety of healthy options to choose from but also offer a platform for you to control what is made for you to consume sufficiently.