It’s the beginning of a new year! With that come a lot of resolutions, but we are also a little “over”
cooking, since chances are we have been in the kitchen for a large part of the entire month of
December, so we put together a few tips and tricks to help you stay with healthy food options while
dining out! These quick tips will help save your sanity by enabling you to dine out and take a break from
the kitchen, but also help guide you to keep your nutrition goals a top priority!
- Check out the menu online before you go!
Scout out menu items that fit within your goals and figure out modification requests ahead of
time! This will help you stay focused when you arrive, but will also give you a plan. Being
prepared is half the battle!
- Don’t arrive starving!
Typically the appetizers are breaded, fried, or tough to modify to make them the most nutrient
dense food option. If you have a small nutritious snack before leaving the house, you will be
able to pass on the appetizer or opt for a small salad appetizer and not be ravenous by the time
it’s time to order your entrée.
- Ask questions!
Be polite about asking your server about modification options to the entrees (usually the sides
are something to keep an eye out for modification options) and how the food is cooked and
prepared. A lot of the times, modifications aren’t much of an issue with the entrée and side
- Grilled, broiled or baked
These options are probably the best route to go when it comes to your entrees. Look for these
words, to start your selection process and then see your server for more details
We hope these few quick tips help you continue to reach those nutrition goals! We love the health and
fitness focus that comes with a new year and with you all a happy and healthy 2018!
-Kari Kirkendall, Nutrition Coach / Event & Media Director