If you’re like me, you have the best intentions when it comes to cooking meals for yourself and your family, but it seems that time gets away from you and you end up deciding to dine out instead. Eating out can be a time saver but it can also be a challenge to make healthy choices when you’re not cooking things yourself.
The good news is, with a little planning you can make educated choices before you even leave your house! Here are my top 5 tips for dining out.
1. Plan ahead. This applies to both where you’re eating and what you’re ordering. Have a list of go-to restaurants where you know the menu well so you don’t have to spend a ton of time deciding what to choose. Have your family create a list of several places everyone likes and use that as a rotating list of places to go in a pinch. You can even add a new place you want to try once in a while. Many restaurants have their menus posted online so you can determine if it’s the right choice for you before you head out.
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