I love eating out at restaurants...a LOT (how could you not living in New York City?). For me, the combo of atmosphere, tasy food and time with loved ones creates an experience that's far beyond what's on the plate. With that being said, it can be hard to maintain a healthy diet while eating out.
Eating out and eating healthy do not have to be mutually exclusive. Many restaurants have added “light” dishes or even sections to their menus in the hopes of catering to those with more mindful diets. If there’s not a clearly marked section of offerings, here are my tips and tricks for keeping it as light and healthy as possible-
Please keep in mind that these are merely suggestions and considerations that I keep in mind when eating out. You can come up with a list that feels right for you and that won’t leave you hungry or unsatisfied.
And of course, every once and a while, let yourself indulge! Life's too short...