We know dining out can be an important part of one’s lifestyle. In fact, according to a Mandalla Research survey, many people eat at restaurants or fast food chains as much as four to five times per week!
If you’re searching for the same healthy fats at restaurants as you would in the supermarket, it might be a challenge. Most restaurants do not list nutritional information on their menus. However, good fats can be hidden in many traditional dishes—and we have a few tips to help you find them.
- Ask if the chef can prepare your food (sauté or fry) with healthy oils, like canola or olive oil.
- Select dishes that feature salmon, tuna, or fish in general. They contain omegas, which have a positive influence on heart health.
- Look for dishes that include avocados, or ask the server if he can add a couple slices to your meal.
- Choose dishes that contain nuts or seeds, including muffins, pancakes, salads, yogurt, pasta and stir-fry.
- Ask your server questions about the menu, and do not hesitate to make special requests.
- The foodservice industry has a tough job when it comes to selecting healthier oils. See which popular foodservice operations now offer more healthy fats by making the switch to Omega-9 Oils.