Tips for Dining Out

Protein Choices

Cuts on meat with "loin" in the name

Roast - chuck, rib or rump

Steak - cubed, flank, porterhouse, skirt, sirloin,

             tenderloin, T-bone

Pork - tenderloin, chops, ham, Canadian bacon

Poultry - skinless, white meat

Fish – any, just not fried

Egg white or egg substitute

Here are some key words to look for to help you choose the lower calorie, lower fat options on the menu. www.calorieking.com is a great website that has the nutritional information for most restaurants


Words to Choose

  • Baked

  • Broiled

  • Boiled

  • Fat-Free

  • Fresh

  • Garden Fresh

  • Grilled

  • Light

  • Marinated

  • Poached

  • Red Sauce

  • Reduced

  • Roasted

  • Seasoned

  • Steamed

  • Vegetarian

  • Vinaigrette

Healthy Side Options

  • Baked sweet potato

  • Rice

  • Green beans

  • Cooked carrots

  • Asparagus

  • Cottage cheese


— Words to Avoid

  • Country Style

  • Hash

  • Stroganoff

  • Basted

  • Covered

  • Hollandaise

  • Stuffed

  • Battered

  • A La Crème

  • Carbonara

  • Golden

  • Fried/Deep Fried

  • Prime

  • Creamed/Creamy

  • Loaded

  • Tempura

  • Béarnaise

  • Crispy

  • Platter

  • Volcano

  • Bottomless

  • Crunchy

  • Pot-Pie

  • Whipped

  • Breaded

  • Giant

  • Sautéed

  • Alfredo

  • Casserole

  • Gooey

  • Smothered

  • Aioli

  • Cheesy

  • Gravy

  • Stewed

  • Au Gratin

  • White Sauce

  • Buttered