Tips for eating healthy at fish fries

Choose baked or grilled fish instead of fried. Fried fish is high in calories and unhealthy fats. Opt for baked or grilled fish instead, which will be lower in calories and fat.

Skip the breading. Breading adds calories, fat, and sodium to your fish. If you're not going to fry the fish, you can also skip the breading altogether.

Choose healthy sides. Instead of fries, opt for healthier sides like coleslaw, steamed vegetables, or salad.

Go easy on the tartar sauce. Tartar sauce is high in calories, fat, and sodium. Use it sparingly or skip it altogether.

Drink water or unsweetened tea instead of soda or juice. Soda and juice are high in calories and sugar. Water or unsweetened tea is a healthier choice.


Share your meal with a friend or family member. This will help you to control your portion size.

Ask for your fish to be cooked without butter or oil. This will further reduce the calories and fat.

If you can't avoid fried fish, ask for it to be lightly battered. This will reduce the amount of oil absorbed by the fish.

Use lemon or vinegar instead of tartar sauce for flavor. This will add flavor without the extra calories, fat, and sodium.

Fill up on vegetables before getting to the fish. This will help you to feel full and eat less overall.


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