Talking eating out today friends. I don’t know about you, but for me eating brings on a lot of anxiety. Even more so since being diagnosed with gluten intolerance. Whether you’re losing weight or dealing with food allergies, navigating a restaurant menu can be stressful. For those of you who do not have food allergies, you are lucky and the good news is with these tips you can eat out and lose weight and there are many healthy food swaps you can make too when eating out. BUT I have yet to figure this out for gluten and the whatever unknown allergies I may or may not have (still being determined).
Last weekend my Mom requested breakfast out after we worked out. Despite my anxiety, I reluctantly agreed. Why I don’t like going out for breakfast comes down to the mere fact that few restaurants offer healthy, low calorie breakfast much less one that’s gluten free. Truthfully, it’s not fun for me if I have to design my own meal, rearrange a menu and worry I’m going to get sick. Mom suggested BJ’s Restaurant, a few blocks from my house and assured me I’d like it there. To my surprise, it was good! They didn’t have gluten free options, however, I did get a nice egg white veggie omelette with a large bowl of fresh fruit. Because I am not celiac, the risk for me is much less than others. Sometimes you have to pick your battles. Truthfully, I don’t understand why more restaurants don’t offer healthy food options. Maybe that cafe I’ve always dreamed of opening isn’t such a bad idea after all?
So let’s see what I ate! If you’re new to Skinny Fitalicious, What I Ate Wednesday is a post I do every week showcasing my meals from one day. It’s fun to see what other people eat in a day and also great motivation for me to eat balanced and create more delicious recipes for you!
Brunch. BJ’s enlightened veggie egg white omelette with spinach, tomatoes, parmesan and feta and hearty bowl of fresh fruit. It was really good and so was the coffee too!
Snack. Blueberry hemp flaxseed muffin. Did you know this is one of my top 5 most pinned recipes? An oldie, but definitely a goodie. And if you want to see how very bad my pictures used to be, go check out the recipe and while you’re there make sure you pin it too!
Snack. My favorite green juice. My stomach’s been weird lately so I’ve been juicing more to give my digestive system a break.
Dinner. Vegan split pea soup. This new recipe you will be getting next week!
Do you find eating healthy when eating out difficult?
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