Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock

“The secret to eating out is to plan ahead,” Blanchette says. “Choose a place that you know offers healthy choices. Look for meals that contain a small amount of fat. Select baked, grilled or broiled entrees.” Don't be afraid to ask how meals are prepared, she adds, and avoid red meat, gravy and stuffing. Ask for sauces and dressings on the side.