Friday, August 17, 2012
I am trying to be pro-active about eating lunch out tomorrow (YAY me!). My husband & I have a gift certificate for Applebee's which we are planning to use tomorrow for lunch out while we run some errands. Well I just looked at the menu & nutritional info on their website and am shocked by how many calories and sodium resturants put into their food!! YUCK!
We are going for lunch so I didn't want to eat a full dinner, except they offer these great "Under 500 calories" meals but they are all full dinners! No salads or sandwiches that are fairly healthy! I don't want to use up all my calories at lunchtime becuase I know that I will want to be able to eat something for dinner later at home.
The "old Marcy" would have happily eaten a sandwich / burger & fries and been on her merry way. But the "new Marcy" knows that all those choices would kill her day or food and would frankly make her feel totally gross.
So do I order a whole "under 500" dinner (for lunch) or do I get a small cup of soup and maybe a small side salad (which will probabale be over 500 calories total!)?
I'm starting to not like dining out at all (which is totally sad since I'm such a foodie!). Why can't restaurants be better about offering lots of healthy options instead of so called healthy options which are downed in calories and salt? I know that chain restaurants are much more guilty of this since nothing is really as "fresh" as a smaller place.