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Tips for dining out – the heart-healthy way

Dining Out

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Choose heart healthy cooking methods. Steamed. Poached. Broiled. Grilled. Stir Fry. Baked.

Choose lean cuts of meat, skinless poultry, fish or legumes.

Say YES to veggies!

Ask if a dish can be made lower fat. Ask for sauces, gravies and dressings on the side.

Dos:

Share a large portion, choose a half portion or take leftovers home, store safely and enjoy for lunch tomorrow.

Don’t starve yourself before you go out. Have a healthy snack before you go and you’ll be less likely to overeat.

Don’ts:

Don’t pick menu items described as buttery, buttered, sauteed, fried, crispy, creamed, cheesy, scalloped.

Don’t fill up on pre-meal bread!

Don’t add high-fat things to salads (bye bye bacon and croutons)

Remember – if you have a treat every day, it’s no longer a treat. It’s a habit!

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Alexis Dobranowski

Alexis Dobranowski is a Communications Advisor at Sunnybrook.

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