It was my father’s birthday tonight so we went out to celebrate and am sorry to say that I do not have a recipe to share from tonight. However, if you are looking to eat light when you go to a restaurant, here are some tips that might help:
1. Share the appetizer or salad: I ordered a first course salad that was large enough to share with my husband and son. Also, I purposely choose the “plain” house salad that only included vegetables without any cheese or meat, this helps cut down on the calories and fat.
2. I always look for a red sauce. Tonight I had sauted tilapia in a shrimp, mussles & clams in a red sauce. I was going to order the lobster in a wine sauce at first; but when I read the bottom that listed the ingredients & preperation I saw that the sauce included butter. Any butter sauce will add a lot of calories and fat.
3. If the dish comes with fries, ask for a substitute. Although my dinner did not include fries tonight, this happens very often. I find that if I ask for no fries, the kitchen is happy to serve me an alternative instead (i.e. baked potato, extra vegetable, etc…)
So the next time you are eating out, try some of these tips and see if they help you keep your dishes “Delicious & Light”.