Think Lean Protein

Monday, November 29, 2010

When dining out, white fish and skinless chicken breast are typically the leanest of the lean protein sources. Look for grilled seafood, chicken, or lean cuts of beef, as they will help you minimize your calories and fat. Avoid meats prepared with butter, cheese, and cream sauces. And try to avoid fatty cuts like prime rib. As for sauce-based entrees, generally avoid curries, stews, etc., and instead opt for stir-frys, which use minimal amounts of oil and also contain a healthy serving of veggies. Of course, you should always opt for meals with colorful fresh veggies, but that's another tip.