They smile, they frown, they laugh, they pout. Our lips frame our teeth and they frame our sentences and even the occasional mocking tongue. Lips work hard all day every day and depend on us to treat them right. The truth is: lip balm alone is not enough.The best way to get those soft—oh so kissable—lips that you want to show off to the world is by Eating Pretty (see how you’re doing with this quiz). That means eating a diet rich in the right nutrients—easier done at home than eating out. That’s why the registered dietitians at are here to offer some Healthy Dining meals.MORE: Restaurant Suggestions to Eat for Beautiful Hair, Skin and NailsRiboflavin-Rich Restaurant MealsLip Benefit: Fuller lips. This B vitamin is essential for the development and function of skin, including the especially thin and sensitive skin on your lips.Meals to Order: When dining out, order menu items that include dairy products, nuts, green leafy vegetables or lean proteins.Dining Suggestions:

  • ‘Harvest Salad and Three Lentil Soup’ with crisp green apples, toasted walnuts, bleu cheese and currants tossed mixed greens. Served at Corner Bakery Cafe  (locations nationwide) 480 cals, 24 g. fat (dressing not included)
  • ‘Wood-Grilled Fresh Salmon, Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Garden Salad’ served at Red Lobster (locations nationwide) 490 cals, 25 g. fat
  • ‘Hazelnut-Pomegranate Chicken with Spinach Salad’ with wild rice, raw pistachios, pears and Meyer lemon extra virgin olive oil. Served at Log Haven (Salt Lake City) 520 cals, 23 g. fat

Vitamin B6-Rich Restaurant MealsLip Benefit: Softer lips. Are you noticing cracked and sore lips? A deficiency in this vitamin may be the culprit.Meals to Order: Up your intake by ordering entrees with avocado, legumes, nuts or whole grains such as:Dining Suggestions:

  • ‘Crab, Shrimp, Mango and Avocado Stack’ at Bahama Breeze (locations nationwide) 320 cals, 8 g. fat
  • ‘HealthMex Chicken Burrito’ with grilled all-white meat chicken with rice, black beans, roasted chipotle salsa and salsa fresca in a warm whole wheat tortilla. Served at Rubio’s Fresh Mex (locations nationwide) 530 cals, 10 g. fat
  • ‘The Grilled Chicken Wrap’ at The Greene Turtle (Maryland) 620 cals, 16 g. fat

Vitamin C-Rich Restaurant MealsLip Benefit: Healthier skin. You may think of this vitamin only when you’re feeling under the weather but it’s also used by our bodies to make skin.Meals to Order: Restaurant meals with citrus fruits, strawberries, red bell peppers, broccoli and Brussels sprouts can help you get enough Vitamin C for healthy lips.Dining Suggestions:

  • ‘Caribbean Salad’ with fresh pineapple, mandarin oranges, dried cherries, and cilantro, topped with grilled chicken and Honey Lime Dressing’ served at Chili’s Grill and Bar (locations nationwide)
  • ‘20/20 Toasted Almond and Strawberry Salad’ with organic greens, fresh cut Romaine, local strawberries, grilled chicken, toasted almonds and red grapes tossed with house made poppy seed dressing. Served at The Bistro at Pro Sports Club (located in Bellevue, WA) 440 cals, 11 g. fat
  • ‘The Godfather’ with a lean chicken breast, Portobello mushrooms, red bell peppers, part skim Mozzarella cheese and fat free balsamic dressing served at Muscle Maker Grill in New Jersey, New York, Florida and California 440 cas, 12 g. fat

Whether you’re eating in or dining out at your favorite restaurants, a diet rich in these nutrients as well as plenty of water, will keep your lips happy, healthy and doing