Tip of the Day
When eating at a restaurant, people worried about nutrition often order salads. But is this actually the healthiest option? In fact, some salads can contain thousands of calories, high amounts of fat and up to three times the daily recommended amount of sodium.
Follow these tips to keep your salads healthy:
- Stick to lean protein like grilled chicken or tuna in salads, instead of fried chicken, bacon or shrimp.
- Order salad dressing on the side to cut down on calories and avoid excess dressing.
- Allow one "high-calorie" topping like cheese, nuts or noodles, because adding all of them will rack up calories and fat.
- Ask for extra vegetables and replace iceberg lettuce with romaine, spinach or arugula.
For more information on how to lead a healthier lifestyle, consult a registered dietitian in your area and check out our Eating Out tips.
*Reminder: New name, same commitment to your nutritional health. The American Dietetic Association is now the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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