Growing up, my grandparents enjoyed preparing pork barbecue a few times every year at their home. Whenever they barbecued, they would invite several friends and other family members over. To serve with the pork meat, my grandmother always prepared several mouthwatering side dishes such as potato salad and baked beans. Because they slow cooked the meat for hours, they were always extremely tired when the fun festivities were complete. Nowadays, my family skips the hassle of cooking pork barbecue themselves. Instead, they enjoy this delicious entree at a favorite local restaurant. On this blog, you will discover the best side dishes to order with a pork barbecue meal at a restaurant. Enjoy!
One of the single most difficult parts about trying to eat healthier or dieting is the idea that you have to forego going to all of the nice restaurants in your area because they will derail your diet. Thankfully, that idea is completely false as there are ways to continue to eat out with your friends and family without ruining your diet, such as the three listed below.
Limit Your Beverages
One way that is often overlooked when it comes to eating healthy is limiting the type of beverages that you drink during your meals. This can be a mistake as drinking a lot of soft drinks or alcoholic beverages can add a lot of empty calories and sugar to any meal which can really hurt your dieting progress and healthy eating habits. However, you can get around this by having green tea or low-fat milk with your meals if you want something with a bit more flavor than water.
Choose Smaller Portions
One of the most important things that you can do to make sure that your healthy eating habits are not broken when visiting a restaurant is to attempt to choose smaller portion sizes. Asking one of your dining companions if they would like to split the main course is one way to accomplish this, or you can request that the restaurant split your meal into two parts.
By splitting your main course into two parts you can have one part delivered to the table and the other boxed up in a to-go container. This greatly limits the temptation to eat too much in a single sitting.
Consider Adding A Salad
Finally, consider adding a salad to whatever meal you choose to have when you eat out at a restaurant. The salad can help you keep your diet on track by helping to fill you up on healthy food so that you do not end up overindulging when your main course shows up or decide to add a dessert to your meal. However, if you want to make sure that the salad keeps you eating healthy, ask the restaurant to either keep the dressing or to place a small cup on the side so that you can strictly control how much ends up on your salad.
Visiting a local restaurant with your friends and family does not have to mean that your diet has been derailed or ruined. Being careful with your beverages and portion sizes while also adding a salad to your meal are all easy ways to ensure that your diet survives the next time you dine-in at A Taste Of Saigon or other restaurant.