Treat the family to a meal out.
Take a night off from cooking and visit a local restaurant or take-out to enjoy some delicious food.
If you decide beforehand, book a table, otherwise pop in and take “pot luck”. If time is the essence and you fancy a quick take-out, view the restaurant of choice online and make your decision beforehand, phone through your order, and pick-up.
Whether you choose burgers, fish, steaks, chicken, seafood, or go for Indian or Chinese food, there are many options in the South to choose from and all within a close radius of each other.
Many restaurants and take-outs offer great prices, with some having specials on certain evenings of the week. Take advantage of combos, especially for a family dining out. Enjoy!
What to consider when eating out.
Going to a restaurant shouldn’t be your excuse to eat unhealthy foods.
Here are some tips to enjoy a night off from cooking while still eating healthy:
Instead of waiting until you sit down at the place where you made reservations and hoping there will be something appealing on the menu, go online and scan the offerings ahead of time.
Despite how it appears at most restaurants, you’re not limited to how things are organised and offered on the menu.
Ask for a salad with dressing on the side to replace fries in a combination meal. Many restaurants honour requests so don’t be afraid to be assertive, ask menu questions and make special requests to meet your nutritional needs.