My go-to when dining out

Dining out can be tricky when you have dietary restrictions. Many times when you ask the waiter if a particular item or meal is GF or what – specifically – the ingredients are you get a blank stare and the “deer in the headlights” look. Or worse, they guess about what the ingredients are.

Dining out will never be fail-proof because there’s always a chance of cross-contamination when you don’t cook the food yourself, however there are a few options that are fairly safe. While it’s not fail-proof, my favorite meal choice is a grilled chicken ceasar salad. Just make sure you order it with NO croutons! I have forgotten this little detail a few times, and it’s not as easy as just picking them out. The crumbs go everywhere within your salad and your meal is ruined. Well maybe not ruined, but it’s definitely no longer gluten-free.

Another option would be a plain chicken breast and steamed vegetables on the side. The downside here is that depending on the restaurant, or who cooks it, the chicken can get dry pretty easily.

Hope these ideas help you make better choices when dining out. Bon appétit!


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