One of the challenges of healthy eating is knowing how to spot lower-calorie, lower-fat dishes on a menu. The following guide can help you make informed choices.
Sauces that are lower in calories and fat:
Bourguignon. Sauce made by braising meat with red wine, carrots, onion, flour and mushrooms.
Marinara. A highly seasoned tomato sauce made with onions, garlic and oregano.
Sauces that are high in calories and fat:
Alfredo. Creamy Italian sauce prepared with butter, heavy cream and grated Parmesan cheese.
Bechamel. Sauce made with white wine, vinegar, shallots, egg yolks and butter.
Bolognese. A thick meat sauce made with ground meat sautéed in butter and/or olive oil with wine, milk or cream added.
Hollandaise. Sauce made with egg yolks, butter and lemon juice.
Veloute. Sauce made with beef or chicken stock, eggs and cream.
Items on the menu that include these terms or ingredients are high in salt/sodium: