Did you know:
Around 58% of Americans regularly dine out at least once a week.
Some studies indicate that as a whole, people are eating out more than they
cook at home.
You can make good choices when you dine at a restaurant by remembering
some important facts.
Make your plate colorful!
About half your plate
should be fruits and
Start with a colorful salad that includes fresh fruits such as apples or pears, chopped up
peppers, carrots, and celery, and vibrant green lettuce.
Stick with a low-fat dressing, served on the side so that you control the amount you
put on the salad.
Sweet potatoes are a good substitution for regular potatoes because they contain less
calories and more vitamin C.
Choosing a plate with a variety of colors is healthy, because you get a bigger variety
of nutrients that you need.
Fruits and vegetables are high in potassium, fiber, and calcium.
Even fruit juice counts as a serving, just make sure you’re getting 100% fruit juice, not
something with added sugars.
More restaurants are offering
a large selection of fruits and
vegetables to go with
Try new vegetables that you might not cook at home like artichokes or leeks for even
Dine out healthy and love it!
Feel good about what
you eat no matter
where you go.
The following infographic provides even more information about how you can make
good choices when you eat out.
How do you and your family eat right when dining out?
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