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Friday, July 24, 2015

Survival Tips for Eating Away from Home

Survival Tips for Eating Away from Home
Hungry for pizza.  Order a thin curst or flatbread pizza.  Select a whole wheat crust if this is an option. When choosing ingredients ask for extra vegetables and less meat.
Fried seafood – especially perch is very popular in Northeast Wisconsin.  Rather than ordering fried fish, ask for it to be baked, broiled, grilled or steamed.
Instead of a hamburger and French fries, order a grilled chicken sandwich or vegetable burger.  Add a side salad or fruit if this is an option.
Determine if you are really hungry before ordering food.  When at the mall or movie theatre, it is easy to order food like popcorn or other snacks because the food looks and/or smells good and you see others eating.    
Order from the light menu if possible.  A number of restaurants have “lighter” options available.
Rather than ordering a 16 ounce steak, look for an 8 ounce option.  This will reduce calories consumed along with fat and saturated fat grams. 
Share a meal or take leftovers home. Often portion sizes are larger than what we need to consume, so sharing is an option as well as taking leftovers home.         

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