Story by: Erin Wiedmar on April 20, 2020
Transitioning to cooking 100% of your meals at home is difficult. Thankfully, many local restaurants have continued carryout and expanded delivery service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eating restaurant meals at home can be done safely as well as healthfully just by following a few simple tricks.
By not dining at the restaurant, you’re already in a healthier eating environment. Restaurants often are designed to increase your intake. The lighting, the colors, the menus, the starters, the drinks — all designed with one goal in mind — to get you to eat and drink more. Decreasing these environmental cues can be a huge part of improving the healthiness of your meal. So, we’re already winning! But, what else can we do?
Erin Wiedmar is a clinical nutritionist with Norton Healthcare.
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