Conflicted about eating out or staying in to a healthy, home cooked meal? Contrary to what you might think I’ll say, staying in to a bowl of brown rice and broccoli isn’t always the best option. The most important goal to strive for is balance. We all need a social life and it can even be healthier to go out and enjoy an indulgent meal while feeding your need for healthy relationships than to stay at home alone to a healthy meal.

Nowadays you don’t even have to compromise, you can have your socialization and a heart healthy meal. The Beach Club by Le Cirque and La Casita are now featuring my healthy suggestions so you can enjoy a leisurely lunch at the beach or a fabulous evening of entertaining without the added guilt of not giving your body what it needs. So go out, have a glass of wine, and enjoy the new menus!

This article was contributed
by Jacqueline M. Banks.