Healthy Children - May 2018

MyPlate, MyWins Tips: Make your Takeout Healthier

  • Look for Veggies
    • Pick dishes that highlight veggies, like chicken and broccoli or a vegetable stir-fry. Be mindful of the type and amount of sauce used.
  • Try Steamed Foods
    • Many foods can be steamed rather than fried. Steamed dumplings and rice are lower in saturated fats than fried versions.
  • Adjust your Order
    • Most restaurants are happy to accommodate your requests. Ask that your food be cooked with less oil or half the sauce.
  • Add Sauces Sparingly
    • Sodium in soy sauce and calories from added sugars in duck and teriyaki sauces can add up quickly, so be mindful of how much you use.
  • Use Chopsticks
    • Unless you’re an expert, eating with chopsticks can help you slow down and recognize when you’re full so you don’t overeat.