Choosing the right dishes when you eat out and making modifications where you can, will save you a significant amount of fat and calories.
When choosing meals look out for the words below which often mean lower fat options to choose and higher fat options to avoid.
Poached or simmered
Creamed, Creamy, Cheesy
Buttered, Buttery, Sautéed
Hollandaise, Au gratin
What to ask for:
Fat to be trimmed
Without the sauce
Dressings on the side
Plain fruit for dessert
A twist of lemon in the water
And learn where fat hides in different cuisines:
Choose: Marinara, Primavera, Marsala or vegetable based sauces.
Avoid: Carbonara, Alfredo, Parmagiana, Prosciutto, Garlic or herb bread
Choose: Green vegetables, Chow mein, Sizzling platter, Fish, shrimp or
scallops, Boiled rice, Hot and spicy dishes, Sweet and sour sauce.
Avoid: Fried wontons or meats, Eggs rolls, Crispy noodles, Duck sauce
Choose: Dahl (lentils), Matta (peas), Masala (curry), Pullao (rice), Raita
(yoghurt and cucumber dip), Chutney.
Avoid: Samosas, Korma (cream sauce), Chickpea batter, Coconut sauces.
Choose: Soft corn tortillas, Salsa, Chilli, Fajitas, Taco and salad.
Avoid: Sour cream, Guacamole, Refried beans, Chorizo, Fried tortillas.