With all we have going on in our busy lives, sometimes cooking at home can be last on the list, mostly due to lack of time. It has become much more common for families to eat out at least once a week, if not more often.
While eating at a restaurant may help save time, it also can be an easy way to overload on calories, fat and sodium — often without you even realizing it.
Via Christi dietitian Sara Sawer has some menu cues to watch out for when dining out. They can provide insight on how food is prepared and whether or not you should order a particular item.
Heart-healthy menu cues:
High fat menu cues:
- Au Gratin
- With: Gravy, mayonnaise, cream sauce, butter, cheese sauce
High sodium cues:
- In broth
- With: Cocktail or soy sauce