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Smart Choices

Make Smart Choices at Your Favorite Restaurants

Fast food
Choose: Grilled chicken or fish. Ask for the sauce separately and use just one tablespoon. Instead of fries, order a green salad with the dressing on the side.
Not: Deep-fried foods. There are so many other healthy choices now!

Coffee bar
Choose: An 8-ounce coffee with milk; 11 calories
Not: A 20-ounce latte; 340 calories

Mexican
Choose: Fajitas made with grilled meats and vegetables, burritos or enchiladas filled with chicken, shrimp, or lean meat and a small amount of cheese
Not: Dishes smothered with cheese, fried chimichangas, refried beans, large bowls of tortilla chips (a few with salsa is fine), pitchers of margaritas (limit yourself to one for 170 calories)

Japanese
Choose: Sushi made with shrimp, tuna, tofu, or vegetables, sashimi, miso soup, teppanyaki dishes (meat, fish, or vegetables cooked on an iron griddle)
Not: Tempura, large platters of sushi rolls (each can be 250 calories or more, and you can easily eat two or three), teriyaki (the sauce can contain a lot of sugar)

Chinese
Choose: Stir-fried shrimp, chicken and vegetables, steamed brown rice
Not: Dishes with thick sweet-and-sour sauces like Kung Pao chicken, large bowls of rice, fried egg rolls, lo mein, breaded or deep-fried foods such as orange beef

Indian
Choose: Tandoori chicken or other foods cooked in a tandoor oven; look for "tikka" or "bhuna" dishes, which aren't covered with heavy sauces
Not: Dishes that come with creamy sauces, naan (Indian breads that are often stuffed with potatoes or coconut and topped with butter), deep-fried samosas

Italian
Choose: Vegetable or seafood antipasto, minestrone soup, fish or chicken dishes served with vegetables, grilled meats
Not: Deep-fried and breaded foods such as veal or eggplant parmesan, creamy sauces such as fettuccine Alfredo, dishes stuffed with cheese such as manicotti and calzones

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Love it! I eat out a lot and am a heart patient!!! Thanks for your input!!!!

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