Eating Out

June 2015 Issue

Beware of Monster Meals

Some restaurant meals provide monstrous levels of calories, saturated fat and sodium.

It’s fun going out to eat! You can enjoy a delicious meal with someone special, with no worries about meal preparation and clean up. And we’re eating out a lot these days; people spend 50 percent of their eating dollars on foods consumed away from home, such as from coffee shops, cafeterias, sit-down restaurants, and fast food chains, according to data released by the USDA Economic Research Service. However, if you forego a home-cooked meal for a restaurant entrée or even “just” an entrée salad, you may unintentionally add unwanted calories, saturated fat, sugar, and salt to your day.

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