We all love eating outside food. Be it an occasion or not, we seldom would miss an opportunity to indulge. But if you are planning to limit your calories or following a diet regime, you may hesitate or wonder what would be the right choice while dining out.
Well. Here’s listing a few restaurant foods to indulge in without feeling the guilt:
Salads with Curd / Mustard Sauce – Ask for salads of your choice to be served with curd or mustard sauce dressing. Also, just olive oil or lemon dressing is also a good idea.
Steamed Stuffed Mushroom Cups – This healthy starter is a sinful indulgence for mushroom lovers.
Steamed Momos – Everyone loves momos. Steamed momos are quite healthy for a snack. But limit the portion size to not more than 3-4.
Whole Wheat Pasta in Red Sauce – An all time favorite, the whole wheat gives it the healthy twist and veggies add fiber! Why not the white sauce? Well it gets too cheesy!
Grilled Fish / Chicken / Fish with Sautéed Vegetables – This simple sautéed dish with a bit of sauces is quite tasty, filling and nutritious at the same time. Can have a small bread or combining with a bowl of clear soup would make you a wholesome meal.
Multigrain Sandwiches (Without Mayo / Butter) – Isn’t it a known fact that a combination of whole grains and veggies are healthiest to have? But…watch out for added calories like mayo and butter. Make it healthy with a chutney spread instead.
Subway – Subs remain one of the healthiest fast food chains till date. Opt for a Salad or a Sub with low fat sauces – onion, mustard and barbeque.
Indian Thali – The good old traditional Indian thali is the ultimate healthy meal when out but of course, minus the dessert and deep fried starters.
Thin Crust Pizza – Surprising right? But if you ask for a thin crust pizza, you are limiting your carb intake by almost half. But occasional indulgence is advisable.
Pasta Salad – Any pasta of your choice combined with whole loads of vegetables is quite a nutritious choice.
Couscous Salad – Couscous is rich in vitamins and minerals like calcium, phosphorus, selenium, potassium, magnesium, folate and is also rich in fiber, which promotes a healthy digestive system.
Fruit Yogurt – Simple yummy nutritious low calorie dessert. Good for weight watchers.