I haven't eaten out much since May when I changed my diet to Low Fat/Fat Free. I miss it! Not many restraunts carry a lot of fat free food choices. I have to think ahead, and go online to see if restraunts have nutrition menu's and what I can choose when I get there. Still once in a while we eat out, and I try to make the best of it.
In a brochure from the Doctors Office that I recently picked up there was a little section on "Eating Out". Here is what is said. "Eat out the healthy way. Don't ban dining out, but don't let it become a food free-for-all. Make smart choices and practice portion control. Share a meal, make a meal out of an appetizer, or get a to-go container and box up half of your meal before you start eating. Ask for sauces on the side, and order food baked or grilled, instead of fried. And start with a salad or broth-based soup to fill you up."
Remember creamy soups are full of FAT, and are not the best for you, even if they are the best tasting.