Eating out can be a great way to socialize, but it can also be a challenge to make healthy choices. With so many tempting options, it can be hard to know what to order. Fortunately, many restaurants are now offering healthier options that are just as delicious as their less healthy counterparts. Here’s a look at some of the healthiest options at your favorite restaurants in Portland.
Mucca Osteria – Italian
At Italian restaurants, look for dishes that are prepared with olive oil and herbs instead of butter and cream. Avoid breaded and fried items, and opt for dishes with lean proteins such as grilled chicken, fish, or shrimp. Try a salad with light dressing, or a vegetable-based pasta dish.
Verde Cocina en la Perla – Mexican
At Mexican restaurants, opt for grilled items such as fish tacos, fajitas, or burritos. Skip the chips and cheese dip, and order a side of black beans instead. Ask for your dish to be prepared with less cheese and sour cream, and opt for salsa or guacamole as a topping.
Frank’s Noodle House – Chinese
At Chinese restaurants, look for dishes that are steamed, stir-fried, or roasted. Avoid dishes that are deep-fried, and opt for lean proteins such as chicken, fish, or shrimp. Ask for your dish to be prepared with less oil, and opt for brown rice instead of white.
Cafe Yumm! – Fast food
At fast food restaurants, look for grilled or baked items such as grilled chicken sandwiches or salads. Avoid fried items, and opt for sides such as fruit or a side salad instead of fries. Ask for your dish to be prepared with little or no cheese and mayonnaise.
Eating out doesn’t have to be unhealthy. With a little bit of planning, you can make healthier choices that are just as tasty as their less healthy counterparts. Next time you’re out, keep these tips in mind and enjoy a delicious, nutritious meal.