Use The Tool!~read The Articles!----Th is One=know Your Menu Watch Words
Members Were Sparked
Maybe reading isn't your forte,but KNOWING the information IN them SHOULD BE! I found a GREAT article called KNOW YOUR MENU WATCH WORDS-Throw the Flag at Unhealthy Cooking by Zach Van Hart,Staff Writer [I guess for SP!].Basically ,he lists RED FLAG words that are a GUIDE for HOW FOODS ARE PREPARED
and what to watch out for. An example--AVOID FOODS that are listed on the MENU as cheesy,crunchy,crispy,covere d,country-style~because most likely they have ADDED FAT! [Most of them I already knew!] He also lists GREEN FLAG words on menus ~baked,broiled, grilled,light. It was MOST HELPFUL to learn!
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My daughter and I went out for lunch today, and the restaurant didn't have nutritional information available on line or on the menu. I remembered the SP article I'd read about "word clues" on the menu, and chose cedar-planked salmon with grilled vegetables. It was satisfying, well-prepared and within my correct range. Thank you, SP, for teaching me how to eat out without blowing the plan for the day.
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