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There is a particular group of people who love to cook indoors for their family. People have different reasons for this. Some believe that the food they prepared is clean, others like their recipes, and others want to make sure that the meal is nutritious. It is okay to feel that way, and in fact, I am among those people. I love to cook my food. I feel safe and satisfied that way. But there comes a time when you must eat out. Your kids or friends can decide to treat you out for dinner. You will not say no. So, can one still eat or dine out healthy? This article will give you answers to this question. Read on.

Plan

special sandwichFor any event or outing to be successful, there must be prior planning. When it comes to the meal you will take, I would advise you to plan on where you are going to eat and what you will order. Get a list of menus of the restaurants you are going to visit. The restaurants might be your favorite base, or you can decide to try a new site. Almost all restaurants have their menus posted online, so making the decision will be easy.

Go Through the Menu Carefully

Whether online or in the restaurant, take your time to go through the menu. Be selective and make sure to order a balanced diet. Your order must contain veggies as well. You can order grilled fish or chicken with a salad and appetizer as your dessert. This is the best time to order your craving and enjoy it without thinking of washing dishes after the meal.

Make Special Requests

Do not fear to make special requests. Many restaurants are flexible with their menus and methods of preparation. You can inquire if, for instance, you can have a sandwich made with grilled chicken instead of fried chicken. They will take your order and make you what you want although it might be at an extra cost.

Watch Your Alcohol Consumption

celebration drink, wineWe are all aware of the harmful effects of alcohol but to some of us, night outs are not complete without grabbing a beer or two. If you must take alcoholic drinks, let it be under the alcohol guidelines. One for the ladies and two for men. You will observe this if you genuinely value your nutrition and health.