Ask Your Server for Healthier Options (Heart Health)
You’re trying to eat healthy at home, but can you take those good habits along when you eat out? Next time you’re in a restaurant, don’t hesitate to ask your server how foods are prepared. Also, ask whether the restaurant will make substitutions for unhealthy foods. Ask if they will:
Serve low-fat or nonfat milk instead of whole milk or cream.
Tell you the type of cooking oil used on your meal. (These are lower in saturated fat: canola, safflower, sunflower, corn, and olive oils.)
Trim visible fat off poultry or meat.
Leave all butter, gravy, and sauces off an entrÃ©e or side dish.
Serve salad dressing on the side.
Meet other special requests if you make them in advance.