When choosing your full course dinner options, it can be easy to neglect the amount of calories packed in each food item. After all, the full course meal would have packed a whole pile of calories in itself. However, you can still make some smart choices over the wide selection of food and beverages presented to you. Check out this list of healthier food swaps you can make at your next full course meal.
Drinks: Choose water over soda
Soda contains loads of pure sugar and a ton of calories. For some flavor, request for a splash of lemon, orange or cucumber into your water.
Appetizer: Choose a vegetable salad appetizer over a fried appetizer
By starting your meal with a fresh salad, without the dressing, you would have immediately included vegetables into your diet. Vegetables are high in vitamins and minerals, full of fiber and low in calories.
Main course: Choose salmon over steak
Grilled salmon is high in protein and contains much lower saturated fat than red meat and is full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which can help prevent sudden increases in stress hormones.
Dessert: Choose a cup of blueberries over a slice of blueberry pie
Berries are rich in antioxidants and nutrients and low in calories. Also, fresh fruits contain more fiber and water content and much lesser sugar than pie, which means that it is better for weight and belly fat loss.
Your diet and weight loss plans need not be put on hold even if you would like to enjoy a good full course dinner at a restaurant. Simply make some of these easy food swaps!
Zensorium | 5 Superfruits That Boost Your Immune System
Zensorium | 200 Calories or Less Yoghurty, Chocolaty and Fruity Snacks
Zensorium | Hidden sugar forms: Are you unknowingly consuming them?
Zensorium | Stress management diet: Superfoods for stress relief