I had a wonderful dinner this evening with my closest galfriends. After we dropped the kids off at the Roller Rink for a school skating party, we met at the local steak house, Texas Roadhouse. Since I have started my healthy way of eating and living, I have noticed that more and more restaurants are offering healthy menu options besides the typical salad, even though a salad is not always the best choice, especially if it is loaded with croutons, cheese and smothered in salad dressing. I did not find many healthy options at the Roadhouse. In fact the healthiest menu option turned out to be the Grilled Chicken Salad, which is what I ordered this evening. Most restaurants I have dined in recently offer a Nutritional Menu on their website so that you can see how many calories and fat are in each entree. Texas Roadhouse does not list the nutrional facts on their website. Helloooo - red flag! Check out Olive Garden's nutritional menu for example. I like this because I can "plan" my menu before I go out to dine. What you think could be a healthy, low-fat meal can really turn out to be the worst artery clogging entree on the whole menu!
Point I am trying to make is that you can still go out to dinner and make healthy choices. Since I am still trying to lose weight, as I have not reached my goal just yet, I need to focus on these healthy choices and still live my life.
It was so good to spend 2 1/2 hours this evening catching up with my friends and enjoying a dinner I did not have to cook! Love you guys!
Speaking of friends...I would like to introduce you to a new Blogger Friend of mine. Her name is "Sassy" and she is my good personal friend from Church. I have a feeling you are going to love her blog, Shootin' The Breeze. Do me a favor and stop in to say hello. I want to encourage her to keep up her blog and you know how much us bloggers appreciate that comment love!
Speaking of blogging, have you ever participated in Fun Monday? If not, you should join in the fun. Fun Monday has been played between bloggers since January 2007. Bloggers take turns hosting a new show and tell topic every Monday. This week, the lovely hostess is Sayre from Sayre Smiles. All you have to do is sign up on Sayre's blog, complete the assignment and post it on Monday. Then, to be a courteous blogger, you must visit all of the participant's blogs and leave them some comment love. I will be hosting February 8th. So, c'mon play along!
Hope your week is going well...