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Tips for dining out – the heart-healthy way

Dining Out
[toggle title=”Click here to read a text-only version”] 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.


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’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.