Dining Out Healthy Switches
Here are some of our favorite easy healthy switches you can make when dining out to help you decrease the number of calories you are consuming:
Lettuce for Buns
We all love burgers, right? But the problem is they can be loaded with a ton of calories…one of our favorite ways to cut down on calories while still being able to enjoy a big juicy burger is to get rid of the buns and replace them with lettuce. This can save you at least 120 calories on that burger!
Go for the Thin Crust
Pizza, again another one of everyone’s favorite foods, however, pizza can really pack a punch of fat, calories, carbs, and more. Save yourself by ordering a thin crust pizza. A stuffed crust, not including toppings, can pack in as many as 360 calories per slice while a thin crust has around 160 calories per slice.
Eat Your Veggies
Most entrees will likely come with a side and while it may be tempting to order those french fries opt for the veggie option instead. A traditional side of french fries will be right around 365 calories, depending how large the order of fries is versus a side salad with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing will have less than 200 calories.
Know Your Dressings
When we think of ordering a salad most of us think we are going for the healthier option, however, those salad dressings have the potential to pack in a ton of calories and fat. In general, the creamy dressings are likely to be the worst for you, instead, go for the vinaigrette dressing. These types of dressings are usually lower in fat and calories.
Get it on the Side
Whether it is dressing for your salad or a sauce to dress up your burger, get it on the side. This will help to control portions of the dressing/sauce.