Tips for eating healthy when eating out. Lifestyle & Food
How many times have we considered starting to eat healthier and suddenly we are forced to go out to eat? Whether for work or mandatory meetings with friends, eating out, and well, it becomes quite a challenge if we do not want to look like food snobs, measuring quantities and calories or being the reason that makes it harder to choose a restaurant. So do you surrender or save the day?
As always, at Cynara we do not give up, we have the bravest heart you have ever known, and we want to make your body’s health happy. Forget “I’ll manage” when you have to eat out and write down these tips that will solve your dilemma:
- Plan your meals. If you organize the menu for the rest of the week, it will be easy to prepare the night before, and you can be confident you’re getting all of the nutrients you need.
- Listen to your body and give it what it needs. Make sure you consume all of the food groups. Do not repeat or overeat. It is better to eat a little of everything and be satisfied than swell up like a chicken eating the same thing; that’s when you’ll get a silly craving, and if you don’t satisfy it, you will feel that you are punishing yourself.
- Pull leftovers from the day before. Why not take advantage of that rich artichoke omelet from last night or the artichoke stir fry that you prepared. Leftovers are the real MVPs for 2 reasons: you don’t throw food away, and it saves you valuable time.
- Avoid sauces, sausages, and sugars. As a dressing, it is better to opt for traditional olive oil, although on a few occasions, you might choose poorly-made sauces (simple, with few ingredients) that are not cream-based, which can also cause inflammation.
- Swap fried for roasted or steamed. This trick will help you open up your range of possibilities when you go out to eat.
5 Ideas for recipes for fast and healthy meals
If you work in an office and eating out is a regular battle for you . .. Don’t worry! The first thing you want to stop saying is, “one more day won’t make a difference.” There is no room in the book of excuses.
Check out these healthy recipe ideas for taking to work; they’re quick, and ready to be enjoyed!
- Hummus with carrot sticks. Of course, it’s not nachos with guacamole, but it is a rich alternative and very easy to make. You can also accompany them with zucchini.
- Baked vegetable chips. And for vegetables, our artichoke! You can make them yourself, combine them with other vegetables, and have a healthy snack to eat when the gut roars.
- Gazpacho. The summer classic that your mother made every year – but without croutons. It’s very satisfying, healthy, and has hardly any calories. However, take a good look at the label since some brands add additives.
- Poke bowl. The world of poke bowls is different; you can make the original recipe (with salmon, avocado, tomato and rice) or combine these food groups as you want! Change the salmon for chicken or turkey, add brown rice or other legumes such as quinoa or lentils, and complete with at least one other vegetable.
- Healthy wrap. A wrap is like a blank canvas. There are so many options! You can use whole wheat pita bread or even a large leaf of lettuce or cabbage as a base. Then choose your protein (chicken, tuna, chickpeas, etc.), natural fats (avocado, olives, nuts), and add healthy seasonings such as garlic, pepper, turmeric, or curry.
Now that you know the secrets to eat well, you have no excuse. We hope you use this wisdom for good. If you liked taking us home with you… And everywhere! Read more on our blog and stay up to date with the freshest news. See you soon #artichokelovers!