Tips for Eating Out
Going out to a restaurant can be difficult. Last time I went I found 4 items on the menu, that could easily be adjusted. Each of those I needed to substitute an item or ask the server not to bring out something but I walked away totally satisfied.
It can be done.
My Tips to you:
Be prepared when eating out: Look over the menu before you go. Decide before you go. Foods look and smell tempting so don't let your will power be put to the test.
Ask the server not to leave the bread on the table or not to leave you the appetizer plate.
Soups just like casseroles will have added hidden things like sugars in them.
Look for menu items that have no sauce or glaze. But you can also ask the server not to add that to your dish.
Order meats that are grilled.
Instead of rice or a potato many restaurants will double your portion size of veggies without additional cost.
When ordering a salad ask for the croutons, cheese, or crispy pita strips to be left off as well as the salad dressing. I have found many places that will bring out a bottle of olive oil and vinegar so you can pour your own on. But when all else fails, ask to have a few lemon slices brought out. Squeezed lemon on your salad is fantastic!
If you are not sure of the ingredient list – ask
If available, you can request the special allergy menus, too, which usually include gluten-free, dairy-free, wheat-free, soy-free, etc. options...
Be over - the - top kind when asking for special requests or substitutions, your server will appreciate it and will more than likely help you out even more.
More tips from those who frequent restaurants? Let us know where you eat and what you get.
To Your Best Health,