Healthy Guide to Eating Out
3 Health Busters to Avoid
Table Talk. Since bread baskets and fistfuls of chips can ruin even
the most nutritious meal, tell your server once you're seated, "No bread [or
chips] for us tonight, thanks."
Sneaky Salads. Encourage your kid to dip veggies into mild salsa or
vinaigrette dressing instead of the ubiquitous ranch dressing that turns up at
many eateries; 2 tablespoons pack 146 calories and 16 grams of fat.
Sweet Defeat? Order fresh fruit with ice cream or whipped cream and
share it for dessert. Restaurants' baked mega-sweets do mega-damage, even if
split: A Chili's Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie has 1,590 calories and 76 grams of
fat; a P.F. Chang's Great Wall of Chocolate has 1,440 calories and 61 grams of
Originally published on September 24, 2009
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