All this month, we’ve been talking about making small changes in the way we buy, cook and serve food. This week, we tackle restaurant dining.
When I was a child, our family hardly ever went to restaurants. Going out was a big deal – and something that happened only on special occasions. How times have changed. These days Americans eat, on average, four meals a week away from home – and consume about a third of our total calories in the process. What you eat on a special occasion is one thing – but if you eat out as often most people do, a few small adjustments when you’re ordering can add up to big calorie savings over the long haul.