My tips on eating out gluten free
Try to choose a restaurant that offers a gluten free menu, when in doubt go to the restaurant website or call and ask if they offer a gluten free menu, or google it. If not, choose restaurants that offer steamed vegetable platters, like Cracker Barrel, or simply order a salad or steamed veggie side as a main entrée, and add grilled lean meat a ’la cart.
At Subway you can order most subs in a salad bowl without the bread. I like the grilled chicken sub in a bowl and add spinach and guacamole for nutritional value, and order the dressing on the side so I can control how much dressing I add, overall consuming less calories.
Some restaurants offer grilled wraps, I like a grilled chicken wrap, without the wrap and add re-fried beans, for added fiber and protein and extra lettuce with the dressing on the side.
Be mindful of rice side dishes at restaurants, some blends contain pasta, so always ask the server, or to be safe ask for a vegetable substitute instead. If it comes on the plate and you’re unsure what blend it is and you are on a strict gluten free diet, don't eat it to be safe.
If the location has limited gluten free choices, I order a dinner salad with the dressing on the side and an appetizer like shrimp cocktail or a grilled meat option without added breading or cheesy sauces.
Even eating out you have choices, don't be afraid to ask, simply explain you are on a gluten free diet. Always remember you are in control of what goes into your body, and you have a right to know what is in the dish.
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Health & Wellness Tips by Julie Semones