If you're decided that it's time to change your diet, you might think that you have to stop eating out at your favorite pub restaurants. That's not necessarily the case. There are many places that cater to people who are health conscious. So while they will still probably serve bacon burgers and fried chicken, they will also have a whole list of heart healthy alternatives. Here are some alternatives to the pub classics you might be missing.
Seared Tuna With Ginger Sauce Instead Of Buffalo Wings
Buffalo wings are a classic pub appetizer. However, they are not heart healthy. A better alternative to wings and creamy dipping sauce is seared tuna with a light ginger sauce. The tuna is seared to give it a nice crusty exterior. The dipping sauce is soy sauce and ginger based. Tuna is heart healthy because it has loads of omega fatty acids. The ginger dipping sauce has no fat. The only thing to be aware of is that most ginger sauces have lots of sodium because of the soy sauce. So, if you're concerned about your blood pressure you might want to go light on that part of the dish.
Baked Fish And Sweet Potato Chips Instead Of Deep Fried Fish and Chips
Fish and chips is another pub classic. Of course, if you're concerned about your heart you are going to want to stay away from battered and deep fried fish, not to mention French fries. A good alternative is a baked fish with baked sweet potato fries. The fish is crusted and then baked in the oven. It gets a nice, crispy, flaky texture. The sweet potato fries are usually dusted with a spice mix and then baked until crisp. Baking is a great alternative to the unhealthy deep fryer.
Steamed Mussels And Clams Instead Of Fried Calamari
Fried calamari with marinara sauce is another tasty dish that many heart conscious people will want to avoid. However, a fantastic alternative is steamed mussels and clams. Steaming is super healthy. The shellfish will have a bright, fresh flavor, and they won't be coated with a thick, unhealthy batter like calamari. A simple squeeze of lemon is all you need to garnish the dish.
Apple Pie Instead Of Chocolate Cake With Frosting
Reward yourself for your healthy meal choices by splurging just a little big for dessert. However, instead of cheesecake or chocolate cake with heavy buttercream frosting, think about apple pie (or another fruit pie). The main ingredients will be fruit and sugar, so you are avoiding the copious amounts of fat that cakes have. Just make sure to skip the whipped cream or à la Mode options.
If you're looking for a health-conscious pub restaurant, visit Campbell River Riptide Marine Pub Grill & Catering.