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Fitness & nutrition: Dining out

When you're trying to be heart-healthy, restaurants can seem like the worst place to be. There are fattening appetizers, creamy soups, and main courses loaded with calories.

But it is possible to have a heart-smart meal out.

Its a good idea to order a big leafy-green salad or a vegetable-based soup as an appetizer.

Look for heart-smart main course options that are high in fibre, and low in fat and sodium.

Watch out for hidden pitfalls of dining out, like the butter and sour cream on your potato or the dressing on your salad.

By ordering carefully and watching your portions, you can enjoy eating out, and feel confident that you're making heart-smart decisions.

Last modified: 2012-03-06