As you might guess, if you’re eating an all natural diet, it can be tricky to eat out, but we have a couple places here in town that work well for me. One of those is a place called the Peking Palace.
This is a small family run Chinese place near where we do our shopping. It’s not much to look at, but the food is tasty, and they have a couple things in their vegetarian menu I can eat with no problem. One of those is pictured below–a vegetable delight platter. It comes with rice, but since I can’t eat the rice, I usually just ask them to leave it out. It also comes with carrots, which don’t agree with me at the moment, so they leave those off for me as well.
They also have steamed vegetables, which is roughly the same thing, only with no sauce at all. Depending on the day, I order one or the other.
The last item I have eaten there since this change began is their sauteed green beans. Whole green beans seasoned with onions and garlic, it is a welcome change to the broccoli and other vegetables.
We also go to Ruby Tuesday for the salad bar. They have a good variety of toppings I can eat, as well as vinegar and oil, so I can grab the vinegar and have a little something on my salad.
And if we’re in the mood for Mexican, La Hacienda has a good taco salad, and they will substitute beans or grilled vegetables for the meat for me. Or they have grilled vegetables, or a grilled vegetable fajita mix. I just eat the veggies and leave the tortillas alone.
Yes, it is tricky, but it can be done. I can eat any of the items above and still have my blood sugar down where it belongs.
Is it worth the hassle?
I think so, if it keeps me healthy. But it is a shift in lifestyle and it did take a little getting used to.
Hope you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend. See you next time!