I decided long ago to be completely open with how I make my choices about where and what I eat while sticking 100% to the SCD. I want to share with you how I have successfully eaten out and how I order meals. In this way, I hope to help you make your own choices about the restaurants at which you want to try ordering SCD legal food. Everyone must make their own choices on the diet, and these are a few examples of how I've done that in my own everyday life. I hope it's a help to you as you make your own choices!
Order Erin's downloadable Restaurant Guide, left, where she describes what she orders at ten types of chain-style restaurants when she goes out.
A Few Quick Tips on Eating Out When I go to restaurants, I explain that I have "allergies" when I order my meal, so they know why the order is different and why getting the order right is very important. You can see the types of meals that might work and how to order. Check websites and call ahead to get more information about new restaurants and new menus, but try to call at a non-busy time!
What to Order at a Steak Place:
Steak, plain (not marinated), with plain legal steamed or grilled vegetables on the side (like broccoli, carrots, or zucchini).
What to Order at some Burger Places: (meat, no additives)
Hamburger with one or two patties with no spices and no bun, adding grilled onions, tomatoes, grilled mushrooms, and green peppers.
(All the burger places I go to use additive free meat. Many places add flour or other starches or spice mixtures to their meat.)
What to Order at Chain Restaurants on the Road:
Eggs 'n Meat or Bacon – comes with tomatoes, 3 eggs (not scrambled), and bacon. This type of meal is often served all day. Fresh fruit, broiled additive free chicken and fruit. Sometimes a Wedge salad or Cobb salad can work, using your own dressing.
What to Order at Fish Restaurant:
Grilled fish, side of grilled veggies.
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