I ate out twice yesterday - a very rare occurrence because we never eat out, it is too expensive. But I was at one-day conference for work yesterday, and so was forced to find a healthy eat-out experience. My friend and I got very lucky, and discovered a brand new restaurant in downtown Chicago (Local Root in Streeterville) that offered organic, locally grown menu items. We both had a beet and goat cheese salad to die for!
In the evening, my dinner plans changed (it is a long story, not important) and circumstances had me and my husband and daughter at a small "shack" near our home called Don's Dock, a roadside shop famous for fried seafood. Uh oh. However, by closely examining the menu, I found I could skip the fried clam strips (that was SO HARD, I tell you) and opt for grilled herb scallops, wild rice and steamed veggies. Guess what? Not only were BOTH meals delicious, but when I got home and tracked my calories, I was only 2 over my 1640 limit. Oh, yeah! And I was so pleasantly full from dinner I didn't even feel the need to snack last night.
So look at the menu, make the right choices, and enjoy eating out once in a while!
| current weight: 236.7