For most newlyweds, date night normally means eating out, a special, intimate activity that they enjoy doing together. It is usually a time for them to catch up on their day, talk about their hopes and dreams, and to enjoy a shared experience. With the boom of new restaurants and food concepts around the country, eating out is becoming a more adventurous and satisfying activity—and it certainly beats cooking for just two!
"We eat out around three times a week, especially on weekends, since our work schedules are different," shares Wowoo, who works the night shift as a training officer at a BPO company, and recently got married to Michi, a UI designer by profession. "It's the only time we get to have quality time together," adds Michi. "There's also usually no food at home, so eating out automatically becomes 'date time' for us."
However, eating out can be quite a challenge, health-wise. Most restaurants and food joints make sure that their customers get filled and satisfied when they visit, and thus a single food portion at the resto is actually fit for two. Moreover, when it comes to restaurant dishes, flavor is king. Hence, they usually have a lot of salt, butter, lard, or even the MSG.
"We usually try to eat healthy—the operative word being 'TRY,'" says Michi, with a laugh. Both are actually competitive sport climbers, and are also into mountaineering, and surfing, and thus are quite conscious of what they eat. "But it's so hard given that there aren't many cheap and affordable healthy food options out there."
But despite the challenges, there are legit ways to make sure that your eating-out routine can be healthier! Here are a few tips and tricks from these real life newlyweds: