Dining out has its own set of challenges when it comes to eating sensibly. Whenever I am eating out I always look at the menu online first. It is at the time that I make dinner choices. It is so much easier knowing what you are going to order in advance and cuts way down on impulse ordering. Another way to keep things sane is to order from the appetizer section of the menu. The portions are smaller and are usually more interesting than the dinner portions.
Last night I chose to have two appetizers, a spicy poke tower which was served with tortilla chips and mussels in a white wine and garlic sauce. The mussels were served with bread. I ate a couple of chips and the tuna and also all the mussels with the bread. I am not saying this was low calorie but it was a lot better than a lot of choices I could have made.