When you are trying to maintain weight or even trim some excess pounds, knowing how to identify healthy menu options can help you stick to your goals. The wide variety of wholesome, home style foods at Polly’s Pies Restaurant includes several entrées and sides that are friendly to both your waistline and your taste buds. Here are some nutritious qualities to look for in your selections:
- High fiber: Dietary fiber is an essential nutrient that is necessary to keep the blood stream clean and the digestive system regular. Fresh fruits and vegetables, especially those that are served raw, are an excellent source of fiber, which makes salads ideal for lunch or dinner. Whole grains are also high in fiber, so opt for wheat bread when choosing a sandwich.
- Low fat: Steer clear of fried foods, as they are typically higher in fat than other menu items. Trade in side dishes like French fries for a baked potato, season green beans, or a cup of seasonal fruit. Lean meats such as fish and chicken can help to lower the fat content of a meal, and the protein content can fuel you for exercise.
- Low sugar: Save some calories by ordering diet soda or choosing unsweetened tea instead of higher calorie beverages. If you have a sweet tooth, then split dessert among multiple diners instead of ordering one for yourself. This way you can still enjoy the sweet comfort of a warm slice of pie without having to let out your wardrobe.
Polly’s Pies makes it easy to dine out while cutting down on excess calories. Our hearty salads, sandwiches, and home cooked entrées will satisfy any appetite, and our delicious desserts are the perfect reward after a healthy meal out. Call us at (714) 459-5488 or visit our website to explore our diverse menu options.