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Diet Tip: When Dining Out, Add Extra Veggies to Your Meal

We all know we should be eating more vegetables, but when it comes to dining out, aside from ordering a salad or veggie entrée, meals tend to be lacking in the vegetable department. So don't be shy. Ask your waiter or waitress if you can add veggies to your meal. Ask for specific veggies that you love, or ask them to surprise you with a mix. Add them to your pizza, pasta dishes, stir-fries, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and eggs. Chinese, Thai, and Italian restaurants are usually happy to accommodate your request, but it can't hurt to ask when you're dining at other places, too. You may have to pay a little extra for added veggies, but it's so worth it considering your mouth will love the tasty variety, and your body will appreciate the extra fiber and nutrients.


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Stupidasscat Stupidasscat 8 years
We go to Outback more for the broccoli than the steak I always end up filling up on salad and broc. and bring my whole steak home.
Cebca Cebca 8 years
Whenever I get thai food I always add broccoli to my dish. It is so yummy with all the sauces! All the thai stirfries come withr andom different vegetables anyway so I like adding stuff so I get a combination I like the best.
cmill38 cmill38 8 years
sometimes i feel the need to splurge on the fries but then i end up with a tummy ache(regreting my choice) later. Also, veggies are much more satisfying than french fries. I don't feel the need to eat again an hour later.
psychobabble psychobabble 8 years
This is a great idea, I'm going to remember it. Whenever I satisfy a burger craving, I make sure to get a side salad. I know it doesn't balance out, but I feel better that at least I got some veggies in!
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
I always ask for added veggies with my meals. mmmmm... lots of times I sub the rice or fries for a veggie.
lilCROAT03 lilCROAT03 8 years
i love eating veggies for dinner before a night out but then you're tootin all night and sometimes if im wearing a tight shirt my tummy gets bloated from all the fiber. eek!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
One of my favorite things to order at Chinese restaurants is steamed mixed vegetables with no sauce. It's actually very reasonably priced and I fill up on those and only eat a small amount of rice and meat.
mod16 mod16 8 years
i always get veggies everytime i go out to eat!
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