If you’re watching what you eat or on a diet, there are some fabulous diet friendly restaurants out there that aren’t even marketed as diet restaurants. Even if you aren’t on a diet, it is never a bad idea to eat at these places anyway. Most restaurant meals have more sodium, fat or calories than any person needs in a day. Even dishes that seem healthy are prime sources of these ingredients and diet wreckers. Not all restaurants are bad though, and many are more delicious than you could imagine. When it comes to eating out, choose smart places that don’t fry foods, or offer plenty of heart healthy and waist friendly options, starting with my favorite 7 diet friendly restaurants.
Possibly one of the best types of diet friendly restaurants to eat at is a steakhouse, with Longhorn Steakhouse being one of my favorites. For starters, they have tons of chicken, fish, and even steak or beef dishes that are actually low in calories, fat, and carbs. My favorite is their Rainbow Trout or Norwegian Salmon. It is lean, heart-healthy, and so delicious! You can also choose from plenty of vegetarian fare, and I’m a huge fan of their asparagus, sweet potatoes and summer squash. When ordering a salad, stick with balsamic dressing, and get it on the side. Also, opt for your potato without butter or sour cream. Try my favorite salad dressing and potato topping, which is salsa! Longhorn’s salsa is fabulous and it is low in sodium as a plus. It makes the perfect dressing or topping to many dishes, and they’ll give it to you if you just ask! Longhorn also offers a gluten-free menu and you can find the nutritional breakdown of their menu online at : longhornsteakhouse.com.