In this recent post on Tufts’ Balance Your Life blog, Tufts students are schooled on how to eat healthy even when indulging in restaurant food. The blog is authored by Kate Sweeney, a Tufts alum and grad student at the Friedman School of Nutrition and Science Policy. Here are some of her recommendations for healthy ordering habits when eating out:
* Ask for sauces on the side (yes, even for your wings!)
* Go for mustard, hummus, or balsamic vinegar instead of mayo or creamy dressing
* Ask for no cheese, or limit it to one slice
* Get the whole-wheat bun or bread
* Substitute lean meats, like turkey and chicken, for beef
* Spruce it up with avocado, roasted red peppers, and spinach
* Set on fries instead of a side salad? See if a restaurant has sweet potato fries. Sweet potatoes are packed with potassium and other nutrients.
For more on Balance Your Life, check out this previous Jumble post.