Choosing a Restaurant

Updated:Jan 6,2014

Choosing A RestaurantIt's important to understand what's on the menu when you eat out. The good news: You can eat heart-healthy if you know what to look for. 

Many restaurants offer delicious meals that are low in saturated fats, trans fats and cholesterol, or will prepare your food to order. With a little bit of effort, you can ensure that the meals you eat away from home are part of a healthy diet. 

When choosing a restaurant, follow these tips:

  • Try to avoid restaurants that offer all-you-can-eat buffets or specials, because you’re more likely to eat more food (and more calories) than you need.
     
  • If you're familiar with a restaurant’s menu, decide what you're going to order before you go. That will help you avoid the temptation of ordering meals high in fat.

Resource:  Healthy Dining Finder

 
Nutrition - Three Chefs (from Healthy Dining Finder)
 
From fast food to upscale dining, find restaurants that offer “dietitian-approved” Healthy Dining menu items and view nutrition information (calories, fat, sodium, etc.) for the recommended dishes.  New restaurants are added frequently!
 
Healthy Dining Finder  

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Want to eat healthy when dining out? We make it easy. Simply look for our Heart-Check mark on the menu in select restaurants. 

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