Healthy Menu Navigator: Dinner in SWFL

Stick to your diet even if you’re dining out with these simple do’s and don’ts.

While it may be tempting to order an entrée that looks and smells worth all the calories, there is always a healthier (and equally satisfying) choice. Here, Lori Kupferman, R.D., owner of May I Health You in South Florida, suggests entrées to skip and offers healthier alternatives for dinner in SWFL.

The Dock, 801 12th Ave S. Naples, FL 34102
Skip This: Fisherman’s Mixed Fry, Grouper, Day Boat Scallops and Shrimp
“These deep fried dishes are loaded with fat and sodium,” Kupferman says. On average, a meal like this could cost you 1,000 calories in one sitting, she notes.
Eat Smart Entree: Tilapia Baked in “Banana Leaf”
This healthy pick includes tomatoes, plantains, and a fruit beuure (chopped tropical fruit). “It’s the most natural, basic ingredients baked together.” And no need to worry about the sugar in the fruit. “Natural fruit sugars are extremely healthy,” she said. It’s the high-fructose corn syrup and processed sugars that should be of concern.

Tilapia Wrapped in banana leaf