Monday, May 20, 2013
Tricks For Cutting Calories, Costs
Save on cost and calories by splitting an entrée with your partner. Select a dish that appeals to both of you and have the server bring it out on two separate plates. Size up the portions and put any extra in a to-go container. Enjoy a fresh salad with fat-free dressing on the side prior to your meal. If you're going to go solo when it comes to an entrée, ask the server to box up half of your meal before it ever comes to the table. This will eliminate any temptation to overdo it. Another tip is to skip rice, pasta and potato sides and ask for double servings of vegetables. Also, bypass the buffet at all costs. All-you-can-eat offerings come at a high price... and it's your waistline. Don't feed into the urge to hit the assembly line of eats - instead select a smart entrée that's a balance of lean protein, vegetables and a small amount of starches or grains.