Eating right is an important party of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. While it can be easy to stick to healthy eating habits at home, it often seems much more difficult to maintain these habits when you dine out at one of your favorite restaurants. Luckily, Piccolo Trattoria makes it easy to stick to your habits while enjoying our casual dining atmosphere. Follow these tips to ensure that your meal is a light one:
- Start your meal with a salad. Visiting your favorite Italian restaurant is always cause for celebration—but that doesn’t mean you have to overindulge on your favorite foods! Starting your meal with a delicious salad is a great way to make sure that you don’t overindulge on appetizers and entrées. A salad can provide some important pre-meal nutrients, while also taking up some space and preventing you from eating too much.
- Choose a fish or chicken dish. We offer a variety of light, delectable dishes here at Piccolo Trattoria. Some of these options feature seafood, while others can be ordered with either chicken or veal. White meat, like chicken, tends to be much lower in fat than red meat. Seafood options also offer great flavor and nutrients without the fat that red meat contains.
- Pick tomato sauce over cream-based sauces. Look for dishes that feature tomato-based sauces instead of cream-based sauces. Tomato sauces tend to have fewer ingredients, providing a fresher and healthier accompaniment for your meal. Cream-based sauces have more calories because of the cream. They also tend to have more sodium, which can lead to uncomfortable bloating.
- Split an entrée with a friend or family member. You can also cut down on calories by sharing your entrée with one of your fellow dining party members. This makes it easy to enjoy all of the delicious flavors of an Italian meal without overdoing it.
These are just some of the ways to stick to your healthy eating habits here at Piccolo Trattoria. You can get more suggestions from our Italian restaurant servers. Learn more today by visiting our website.