The Cheat Sheet: Dmitri’s
For this week’s Cheat Sheet, I picked one of the healthier restaurants in the city, Dmitri’s. But take it from me, a frequent diner of this establishment: with so many tasty options, it’s nearly impossible not to over order. No need to fret—I have the solution (a couple, actually) that has saved me from over-indulging at this delish neighborhood hangout.
For starters I would recommend dining with at least four people as the you can order more options and keep portion sizes in check. If you can’t wrangle more friends, you might have to scale back a bit. Don’t worry, you’ll still feel satisfied with your dining experience.
My picks from the menu:
>> Start with a Mediterranean plate, packed with veggies, dips, lentils and more. It’s really a meal in itself if you’re alone, and the perfect shareable plate for a group. Save a few calories for later and skip the pita (or limit yourself to one to two slices).
>> Take advantage of the vegetable offerings and share a salad or grilled vegetable plate. Go light on the feta as those calories add up quickly.
>> Skip the entrees and snack on a starter or two for the table. My picks: the grilled octopus, steamed mussels or clams.
>> Okay, okay, if you’re absolutely craving an entrée (I don’t blame you!), go for the grilled fish or seafood combo. They’re light and delicious, and great dishes to share with the group, as well.
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Restaurant menus are reviewed by Phillies dietitian and owner of Healthy Bites Katie Cavuto Boyle. In most cases, the individual restaurants were contacted for specific ingredient and recipe information. Note: Many restaurants have seasonal menus and some items may not be available.