Thursday, November 17, 2011

Making Healthy Choices When Eating Out

Busy days and fast food happen to everyone. Choosing breakfast when you’re out can be especially tricky. For me, I usually go straight for a bagel with cream cheese. So I was equally encouraged and concerned when I read this article from Yahoo talking about better breakfast choices when you get food on the go.

The first couple of examples seemed a little redundant. Bottom line: if a restaurant offers oatmeal, it’s probably a good option. But the information is valid. It does point out that sometimes healthy sounding choices can be laden with calories.

This article reminds me of one of my favorite franchises - “Eat This Not That” from Men’s Health. The entire concept is aimed at helping consumers make better decisions when they choose foods whether at the grocery store or at a restaurant. They have a number of books out and maintain a really great Twitter stream (@ETNT). Somehow they manage to get a lot of useful information into 140 characters or less. For example, a recent tweet said, “Add Dunkin' Donuts' Blueberry Crumb Donut to your plate once a week, and you could gain 7.4 pounds a year!.”

Small decisions make a big difference, whether it’s the quality of the ingredients or the total calories. Especially this time of year when food and festivities go hand in hand.

-Tara Daudani

Photo credit: Photography by BJWOK

posted by Jennifer Adams Design Group Blog @ 5:00 AM 


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