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Healthy eating in restaurants

Restaurant meals tend to be higher in unhealthy fats, salt, sugar, and calories than what you might cook at home. But with a little planning and forethought, you can get a healthful meal—including dessert—when eating out: Be the first to order so you aren't influenced by what others are getting. Start with a salad or a broth-based soup. Ask for extra vegetables. Order an appetizer as your main course, or share an entrée with…

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