[This article is part of The Dr. Gourmet Diet Plan Coaching Program, an ongoing series on The How and Why of Eating Healthy. Read the whole series to date.]
While having dinner with friends recently, I was asked about how to eat out. What should someone look for when choosing a meal? It's easy when you are at home and can weigh food. When you are looking at a menu it can be tough to know whether what you are reading will come out of the kitchen as you expected.
The first thing to consider is planning. As I have said many times, being healthy is about having a plan, whether it is what you eat, exercise or any other factor. By making the decision to go to a restaurant that's going to offer you. I'm not a fan of fast food, but there are some good choices at fast food restaurants, and most every chain offers information on the nutritional content of their food. They don't do a very good job of this in their restaurants, but most have nutrition facts online. Check their web site before you go, and over time you will build up a list of your favorites. Eating Out
Sauce Bolognese is the most popular dish in England. I have read estimates that the average Briton eats pasta with Bolognese every week. Most of this is from a bottle, however. This is one of the easiest fresh sauces to make and so delicious. Start to finish it takes only about 20 minutes of cooking time for a fresh delicious sauce - that's almost as fast as opening the bottle and heating it up.
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