Dining out is a wonderful experience. There’s nothing quite like relaxing, chatting with friends or family and enjoying a delicious meal. Not only is dining out fun, but it can also be healthy, too! Discover how you can dine out and maintain your healthy lifestyle with the following tips!
Variety is Key
When it comes to maintaining a healthy diet, it’s important to choose restaurants that offer variety. Restaurants that offer a wide selection of foods will have more healthy options than restaurants with a limited menu. At Basta Pasta, our menu is filled with healthy and delicious options! From our Pan Seared Salmon Salad to our signature Maryland Crab Soup, you’re bound to find a healthy dish that you’ll love.
On the Side
If you order a dish that comes with a creamy dip or sauce, ask to have it served on the side. Even small amounts of sauces can add unnecessary calories to a healthy meal. Consider a healthier condiment option altogether. For example, if a Chicken Wrap is served with mayonnaise, ask for mustard or lemon juice instead!
Your server knows the menu better than anyone, so don’t be afraid to ask them questions regarding the food. They might not be able to accommodate special requests, but they can help steer you in the right direction. If it isn’t listed on the menu, ask how each dish is prepared. It’s best to avoid fried foods and opt for broiled or baked instead.
Take It Home
If your portion size is larger than you expected, ask for a to-go box! Cut your dish in half and save the rest for tomorrow’s lunch or dinner. Cutting the dish in half first will help you control the amount of food you’re enjoying. Besides, you want to save enough room for dessert!
Share the Dessert
Enjoying a healthy diet doesn’t mean you can’t have your cake and eat it too. Instead of enjoying an entire dessert, share it with the table! Sharing dessert is a great way to enjoy a sweet treat while cutting down on calories.
Visit Basta Pasta!
This weekend, enjoy a healthy and delicious dinner at Basta Pasta!
For more than 12 years, Basta Pasta has given Maryland diners delicious Italian food made from local and fresh ingredients. Enjoy delicious pasta dishes, unlimited salad and breadsticks, and fine wine at one of our locations in Timonium, Fallston, or Eldersburg. Contact us online or give us a call at the location-specific phone number listed here. Read our menu and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter! You can also order our signature crab cakes online and enjoy delicious Basta Pasta from home!