What to eat at the restaurant
At the restaurant or at a diner the advice is to choose simple dishes, lightly seasoned and accompanied by raw seasonal vegetables, grilled or steamed. In short, avoid particularly elaborate dishes. Instead, opt for a plate of pasta or rice with tomato sauce or other vegetables, grilled meat, fish and fresh seasonal fruit.
A healthy meal, able to guarantee the right caloric intake without weighing it down, can also be based on spelled and other whole grains, cold pasta or mixed salads. An ideal dish, for example, is the chicken strips with lettuce, tomato and avocado.
- Always observe the appetizer menu, which usually suggests lighter products because they are offered at the beginning of the meal.
- You can find special cheese and vegetable platters, for which you can choose between sausages such as bresaola or raw ham, to accompany wholemeal breadsticks. If necessary, consider fish salads, which are much healthier than other dishes.
What to eat in the pizzeria
In the pizzeria, it is better to choose between a tasty margherita pizza, a pizza with vegetables, one with anchovies and capers or with lean cold cuts, tomato and rocket. In short, do not order pizzas that are too stuffed or focaccia greased with oil.
Maybe also be careful if they use lard or other fats in the dough. Nutrition and nutrition experts also advise not to eat the edge of the pizza, especially if it is burnt, and not to season it with oil, so you will save extra calories. Together with the pizza, order some salad, perhaps to eat first, as an appetizer.
Limit fast food
It also happens that sometimes, when eating away from home, one succumbs to the temptation of the cheaper menus that are generally found in fast food restaurants. In addition to the advantageous prices, there are also those who fall back on this type of places to eat quickly, having little time available for lunch.
Unfortunately, however, in these cases you are full of saturated fats, salt and sugars, which are harmful to our health, especially if you order fried foods and sugary drinks. If you happen to eat in these places, it is best to prefer sandwiches with as simple toppings as possible, such as a hamburger with a lettuce leaf and a slice of tomato.
In fast food restaurants you can also find salads to be dressed as you like. In this case, always check the type of meat proposed, avoid crispy chicken which is equivalent to fried to prefer a grilled chicken. At the same time, if you have to taste a sandwich, choose a toast or a cheeseburger without sauces.
Toppings and desserts
Eating healthy outside the home also means avoiding too high-fat condiments such as sauces. However, not all sauces are created equal. A soy sauce or a sauce made with mustard, lemon juice and balsamic vinegar may be allowed. However, the ideal dressing for salads is always oil.
But there are other alternatives for flavoring salads and vegetables, such as lemon, oregano, and other herbs. Make a sauce with oil, vinegar, salt and sesame: it will allow you to use less doses of the classic traditional oil.