Who would have thought that cooking at home would be so exhausting!?
And your mealtime challenges are compounded further by bare grocery store shelves and a lack of time. When you need a night off from cooking and dine-in restaurants aren’t an option, takeout can be a convenient alternative. Your local restaurant may save the day!
Even though restaurants are closed to eat-in diners, they may still offer takeout meals. Now is the perfect time to invest in takeout to save your sanity AND keep small businesses afloat.
Making healthful choices from an online menu can be a challenge — especially since nutrition facts are not always posted to online menus.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind to help you decipher the meal delivery or take-out menu:
1. Go for whole grains
2. Pick your protein wisely
3. Prioritize veggies
4. Be wary of dairy
5. Forget anything fried
6. Skimp on the sauces
7. Rethink your drink
Incorporate All Food Groups
Use the plate method to provide an easy tool for helping you have a balanced plate. Simply put, divide a plate into four quarter when you eat:
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