Most of us know that healthy eating is important for our overall health. Still, it's easy to get caught up in the hype and forget the hard truth about healthy restaurants near you. Whether you're looking for a quick bite or a sitting-down meal, here are some common mistakes that can sabotage your efforts:

Fresh veggies do more than fill you up.

It's well known that vegetables are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, which help your body function. But beyond their nutritional benefits, they can also help you lose weight.

Vegetables have a low-calorie count compared to other foods on the menu—a cup of spinach contains only 94 calories! They're also high in fibre (which helps with digestion), so you'll feel full longer than if you were to eat something higher in carbs or fats.

It's not easy being green.

It's not easy being green. While most people know that the colour of their food can be a key indicator of what they're eating and how much they should eat, there needs to be more clarity regarding healthy greens. So let's clear up some confusion: a healthy green is low in calories and nutrients; an unhealthy green is high in calories and low in nutrients (or even no nutrients). Examples include spinach, kale, and broccoli—all good choices!


Surprise! Your granola could be healthier than you thought.

You've spent a lot of time and effort eating healthy, but your granola could be healthier.

Do you picture a cute little packet of oats with nuts and honey when you think of granola? Or some crunchy puffed corn cereal? Well, both versions contain sugar and fat—which means they're not very good for you. The American Heart Association recommends limiting added sugars to no more than 10 percent of daily intake for an optimal diet!

Granolas also tend to be low in protein (1 gram per serving) compared with other whole grain cereals like oatmeal—and this can lead to an imbalance between essential amino acids like leucine which help build muscle mass after exercise or if there's a lack thereof from consuming these types of carbohydrates over time since most people don't get enough sources throughout their day."


Look out for overzealous bread baskets.

Bread baskets are one of the most common and popular items on a restaurant's menu. They're usually served with butter and jam, which can taste great but are also high in calories and fat. If you're eating at a restaurant near you, check out their bread basket options to ensure they are healthy!

The big salad myth is here to stay.

Salad is a go-to for many people, but it can be hard to eat healthy when you're craving something crunchy and creamy. The good news is that salads don't have to be unhealthy! To make smart choices, you need to know how many calories are in your favourite salad dressing and toppings.

Salad Dressings Salads

  • Olive oil-based dressings: 1 tsp = 8 g fat (1 serving)
  • Low-fat yoghurt or mayo: 1 tbsp = 5 g fat (1 serving)
  • Reduced-fat sour cream: 1 tbsp = 10 g fat (1 serving) Salad Toppings * Fresh vegetables: 2 cups raw broccoli = 18 g carbohydrate; 3 cups raw Brussels sprouts = 6 g carbohydrate; ½ cup cooked green beans = 4 g carbohydrate; ½ cup canned corn kernels 3 oz cooked dried beans=6g 
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Watch out for hidden sodium.

Sodium is a preservative that can be found in processed foods. It's often used to maintain processed foods' texture, colour, and flavour. When you eat too much sodium, your body absorbs it rapidly—and that extra sodium raises your blood pressure.

When choosing healthy restaurants near me, I look out for hidden sodium. This includes slices of bread and plates of pasta; soups and sauces; meats like bacon or ham; cheese (including parmesan); drinks such as juice or soda with added sugar instead of water; salad dressings with more than three grams per serving (check labels).

Always read the fine print of nutrition labels before consuming anything, even salads and bread baskets that seem harmless enough.

When it comes to healthy restaurants near you, always read the fine print of nutrition labels before consuming anything, even salads and bread baskets that seem harmless enough.

  • Ingredients list: Look for ingredients like whole grains, lean protein, and fruits/vegetables in your food. If an item doesn't have these things listed on its label, don't eat it!
  • Serving size: You need to know how many calories or grams of fat are in that meal to decide what foods are best suited for your body type (and budget). Also, check out how much sodium was used during preparation because this can affect blood pressure levels over time if consumed regularly over long periods without any other changes made within diet plans, such as eating less salt overall; however, if someone has high blood pressure already then they should consult their doctor before making any changes at all unless otherwise directed by medical professionals who specialize in treating these conditions specifically."


Eating well is the best way to keep yourself healthy and ready for the season. Don't be afraid of what comes in your food—just as long as it doesn't make you sick or kill you, who cares. Keep an eye out for what those restaurants near you are serving. Don't hesitate to ask questions.



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