10 Tips To Save Money When Dining Out

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8. If you eat out and you have a huge appetite, go forrepparttar all-you-can-eat buffets. That might be all you need forrepparttar 149385 day! :-)

9. If you own a business, dining out for business purposes is a legitimate expense you can write off. Check with your local tax laws forrepparttar 149386 percentage allowed.

10. Last but not least, why not cook? Not only is it much healthier, but you'll save hundreds if not thousands of dollars every year.


Most everyone enjoys eating out from time to time. However this can get quite expensive especially if you eat out on a regular basis.

Think out it this way. If you are able to change a few eating habits, you might find yourself saving hundreds if not thousands of dollars each year... food for thought.

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Ten tips that can help you save money when dining out. Keep in mind that these tips are intended to help you save money when dining out at a restaurant type setting.


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Salmon is a healthful fish, but farmed salmon eat pellets too, instead ofrepparttar healthy diet they get inrepparttar 149295 wild. “Wild” food converts easily into omega-3 fatty acids, while pellets return less nourishment. Farmed fish are fed artificial colors to make them appealing. Farmed fish simply do not taste as good as wild fish. Too often, however,repparttar 149296 average person has little or no access to wild fish, as they are increasingly difficult to come by.


The EPA estimates that 8% of women of child-bearing age have high enough mercury levels in their blood to put their unborn children at risk for severe birth defects and neurological problems affecting language, movement and hearing, asrepparttar 149297 brains of unborn and very young children are still developing. More than 60,000 children are born inrepparttar 149298 US each year at risk for lifelong difficulties as a result.

However, study of 8,000 pregnant women in Denmark revealed that omega-3 fatty acids substantially reduced low birth weight and premature delivery. The women who ate 100 g of fish per week (in two servings) were three times less likely to deliver low weight babies than those who ate no fish at all.

To provide your baby withrepparttar 149299 best chance of a healthy life, eat fish or shellfish twice a week. But be sure you choose from amongrepparttar 149300 varieties that containrepparttar 149301 lowest levels of mercury:

•HalibutAverage: 0.23 PPM •Sablefish 0.22 •Pollock 0.20 •Canned Tuna 0.17 •Blue Crab 0.17 •Dungeness Crab 0.18 •Crab, King 0.09 •Scallops 0.05 •Catfish 0.07

It is recommended that pregnant and lactating women eat fish becauserepparttar 149302 omega-3 fatty acids aid inrepparttar 149303 development ofrepparttar 149304 baby’s central nervous system and vision development. Afterrepparttar 149305 baby is old enough to eat “adult” food, parents should offer fish throughout childhood and teens. Take what you offer fromrepparttar 149306 “low mercury” fish listed above.

SUSHI What about sushi, is it safe? In general, no. The reason is parasites. We all know what a parasite is. They enterrepparttar 149307 body withrepparttar 149308 food we consume, and take from our nutrients what they need, leaving us deficient. Fish are subject to many parasites, including Anchor worms, fish lice, trematodes, eye flukes, black spots, thorny-headed worms, yellow grubs, tapeworms and other varieties. How can I tell ifrepparttar 149309 fish I buy harbors parasites? Look for: spots or threads (black or white), tumors, anything that looks as though it doesn’t belong there. If you have caughtrepparttar 149310 fish yourself, before you kill it, look for unusual behavior. If you see any, don’t take that fish home. But if you must, either freeze it before eating, and/or heat it thoroughly. Pickling or brining may reducerepparttar 149311 hazard, but will not eliminate parasites. The best way to reduce your risk for parasites is to cook your fish thoroughly, and stay away from sushi or any other form of uncooked fish or shellfish.


Proper food handling isrepparttar 149312 answer:

•Keep seafood cold (32 – 38 degrees F. Use frozen fish within 1-6 months, and unfrozen within a day or two. •Thaw and/or marinaterepparttar 149313 fish inrepparttar 149314 refrigerator; don’t leave it out for more than 2 hours. •Wash hands carefully before and after handling fish. •Use clean towels to scrub your work surfaces. •Rinse in cold water. •Cook untilrepparttar 149315 fish is opaque (not transparent) and flakes easily. If you use a meat thermometer, 145 degrees F. isrepparttar 149316 optimum. Use care when dealing with seafood, and enjoy!

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