Nutrition - Cue Words for Better Nutrition in Restaurants

Nutrition - Cue Words for
Better Nutrition in Restaurants

Meghan Juuti

Nutrition - Cue Words for Better Nutrition in Restaurants
Whether it's for a pre-competition meal or just general dining, finding healthy food choices at restaurants is never an easy task. Here are some menu cue words that will help you determine choices for healthier eating when dining out. Choose items with these cue words more frequently:
  • Baked
  • Barbequed
  • Boiled
  • Broiled
  • Dry grilled
  • Fresh
  • Grilled
  • In clear broth
  • In its own juice
  • In wine sauce
  • Poached
  • Roasted
  • Seasoned with herbs
  • Steamed
  • With fresh vegetables Choose items with these cue words less frequently:
  • Au gratin
  • Basted
  • Battered
  • Braised
  • Breaded
  • Casserole
  • Cream cheese
  • Creamy
  • Crispy
  • Escalloped
  • Fried
  • Hollandaise
  • In gravy
  • Parmesan
  • Pickled
  • Pot pie
  • Sautéed
  • Smoked
  • Stewed
  • With butter

  • References

    1. Mike Kane,  Sports Nutrition: The Ultimate Sports Nutrition Guide for Achieving Maximum Performance,
    Amazon Digital Services, Kindle Edition, 2015.

    2. Debra Wein. "Dining Out Without Disaster." NSCA's Training Journal, February 2007. http://www.nsca-lift.org/

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