From: Kim C. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
Subject: frozen dinners or restaurant food?
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Since I live alone, I rarely cook (if ever). I have type 2 diabetes and I'm wondering which is better... eating frozen dinners or restaurant food? Thank you for your help.
Below are a number of responses to the above question:
Jenifer Kayan RD, LD (Registered Dietitian) Answer: Investigate food labels and compare frozen entrees prior to buying. Remember, just because it's on sale doesn't mean it's good for you. Do your research! Investigate and compare ... (click for entire response)
Julie Aitchison, Registration Eligible Answer: When your meal arrives, split the portion to take home and enjoy later. Using your skills and knowledge for portion control and measuring (3 ounces of meat is the size of a deck of cards, etc.), treat your restaurant meal as any other... (click for entire response)
Ruhamah Nuccio, Dietetic Intern Answer: Itís all about making healthy choices whether you are eating a frozen dinner at home or eating at a restaurant. A frozen dinner will provide you with a nutrition label which will show you how many grams of carbohydrates... (click for entire response)
Stephanie Nathanson, Nutrition Student Answer: Restaurants and frozen dinners are defiantly a quick easy option when it comes to your meals. However there are some things to look out for. Frozen Dinners... (click for entire response)
Michelle Rauch, Nutrition Student Answer: Ask your server how items are prepared before you order it. Don't be shy about "special ordering". Choose menu items that are broiled, roasted, grilled... (click for entire response)
Maggie Rourke, Dietetic Intern Answer: The nutrition facts of the food, whether it be frozen or from a restaurant determines if the food is appropriate for your condition. Most frozen food items have the nutrition facts posted on the side or back panel. Easy access to the information... (click for entire response)
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