I just wanted to share my experience yesterday, when I was out for lunch, and tried to choose something healthy to have to eat. I looked at the menu for a while, and there were a range of pub grub type choices - pulled pork in a bun with chips, fish and chips, satay chicken with chips - those kind of things - and I eventually chose:
Vegetable Stir-fry with Chestnut gnocchi and apricot puree - it listed a lovely range of vegetables - cabbage, red onions, peppers, various things. However, I should have thought about the apricot puree as an indication of sweetness, as it was sooooo sweet tasting - and I think it may have been due to my taste buds having changed, as a result of cooking my own foods from scratch and being careful about the sauces I use - often making them myself, to avoid added sugars.
I enjoyed the meal - but I realise how difficult it can be sometimes to avoid sugary foods when you're eating out, and trying to choose healthily.
Please comment on this thread and add your own experiences of eating out, and trying to choose healthy foods - as I'd love to hear your experiences. Or if you've got any other comments, then do share them.
This week my goal is to try to include more fruit and vegetables in my daily intake, to try to get nearer to the 10 a day that has been recommended... I think it's going to be tough to achieve. Infact, I've not really worked out how many portions I eat on average, so maybe I'll try to get a baseline first and just try to increase it by a portion or so.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend.