Choosing vegetarian meals at restaurants may seem like a healthy alternative, but be mindful. Try to avoid meals that are cheese or pasta based, and share large portions with a friend or take some home for another meal. For healthier vegetarian menu options, consider: 

  • Dinner salads ordered without meat, or ask to substitute the meat with an alternative like a veggie burger, tofu, or grilled mushroom
  • Grilled vegetables instead of meat
  • Order sandwiches with either cheese or mayonnaise, but not both
  • Choose steamed, grilled, or stir fried vegetables
  • Select several healthy side dishes and order a la carte to create a healthy meal
  • Sorbet, fruit ice, or fruit pops