Top Ten Tips for Staying Vegan When Eating Out

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The video explains it best, but below is the shortcut to my Top Ten Tips for Staying Vegan When Eating Out!

Here are my Top Ten Tips for Staying Vegan When Eating Out

  1. Plan ahead: when traveling, pack your own snack. Cashews, dates, edamame, and fruit are all great options.
  2. Check ahead: pick a restaurant that has options for you.
  3. Ask what the chef can make you. Any good chef should be able to whip up some good veggies for you.
  4. Don’t be shy: gone are the days of feeling embarrassed. Instead, feel empowered to take back your health. Request healthy vegan options.
  5. If the only salads or entrees they have are filled with meat and cheese, then tell them to load on the mushrooms and whole grains instead.   It bothers me when restaurants tell me they will take off the meat and cheese, but charge me the full price.  If they are charging me, then I want healthy substitutions!
  6. Order from the sides. Spinach, potatoes, asparagus and mushrooms! Make your own meal!
  7. Pay it forward: If a restaurant tells you they are having trouble creating a vegan meal for you, tell them to contact me! If a chef doesn’t know what do with veggies, they need help!
  8. Check out my 5-Day plan on to get lots of encouragement and hacks!
  9. Parties: Bring your own. Hummus! Guacamole!  If you think there won’t be anything for you to eat, bring your own. The host will love you!
  10. Sign up for my Jumpstart Your Plant-based Life class to get all the nutritional info you need to get on your way to a plant-based  diet, even when eating out!

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