Monday, October 19, 2009

Tips for Dining Out

Several of you have asked me what to eat when dining at a restaurant. Actually, I don't really know because there is no perfect choice. Most items are probably going to have a seasoning or sauce that makes it hard to choose. So, pick the best possible option. Avoid special sauces, gravies, casseroles, and soups as they may contain MSG. Even MSG-free menus can have hidden MSG in them. Choose grilled meats instead of breaded meats. Choose grilled or sauteed vegetables instead of fried vegetables. Salads are good, but leave off the cheese and croutons. Fish is okay as long as it isn't pickled or breaded. So, grilled salmon is probably better than a fried fish sandwich. Pancakes, eggs and fruit are a good option, but leave off the bacon and sausage. I hope this helps. It's all about making the best possible choices.