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Do You Avoid Certain Foods at Home But Not at Restaurants?

Are There Foods You Avoid at Home but Not at Restaurants?

I hardly ever buy butter. I never cook with it (I prefer olive oil), and if I'm eating toast I prefer to top it with peanut butter or jelly. If I'm baking, I buy the least amount possible, and if there's leftover butter it tends to sit in the fridge until well past its expiration date. But if I go out to a restaurant, I never pass on the butter! I eat it on toast, rolls, in sauces . . . anywhere!

I don't have an aversion to the ingredient, I just prefer not to keep it around at home. Are there ingredients that you avoid at home but have no problem eating when you're out? If so share the deets in the comments section below.

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Mouzzer Mouzzer 6 years
Processed salt. I also find it very difficult to avoid milk/cream socially. It seems vegetarians aren't much trouble, but when you will not have milk either, I feel I'm being too much of a pain.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
Seafood. I don't trust myself to pick out the best stuff, so if I'm eating at a restaurant I'll order whatever's fresh on their menu that day. Also, I will sometimes order a light beer or a special microbrew when I'm out if it's something I don't want to buy a six-pack of.
inlove23 inlove23 6 years
Eh, I don't get crazy about it but I won't totally avoid something just because it's at a restaurant. However I never really use salt or pepper, and that carries through to resturants and I hardly ever put dressing on my salad.
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
Honestly, no. I pretty much eat what I want (within reason), whether it be at home or at a restaurant. If anything, it's the other way around. I usually don't order dessert at a restaurant (to save money), but I'll bake my own.
sheena sheena 6 years
@missacorn. I totally understand where you're coming from with the cereal haha
amber512 amber512 6 years
I don't like eating out at restaurants in general. I'm always too grossed out wondering what is actually in the food and how clean the kitchen staff is.
weffie weffie 6 years
Like ticamorena, I avoid lots of foods in restaurants that I would make for myself. I only eat restaurant foods if I know EXACTLY what I'm eating... anything with sauce usually involves butter, cream, broth or something else I don't eat so I stick with simple dishes when I'm out and indulge at home.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
Yep. For me, it's diet soda. I'll order diet soda, and have re-fills.
sblighm sblighm 6 years
When it comes to butter..I ONLY eat it at home. There are many foods (esp. animal foods) that are very important for you to know the source. Most restaurant butter is not even real butter and definitely something you should never put in your body. Whereas, you can buy organic, pastured and cultured butter at the market and it's super good for you. Butter is not the enemy, people! It is a healthy fat. Quit eating the wrong fats..canola oil, soybean oil, margarine, etc.. rancid veg oils! if you can't find local raw butter in your area, at least you can buy this at the store : IT'S DELICIOUS AND YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT!
Spartygirl03 Spartygirl03 6 years
There are foods I'll only eat at restaurants (because I haven't figured out how to cook them) and foods I'll only eat at home, or prefer to, because I can make a healthier version. Then, there are foods I just avoid all together! I am the same as you with butter. I only buy it if I have to for baking! Thank goodness a grocer near us will sell a single stick!
insanitypepper insanitypepper 6 years
I'm consistent about which ingredients I avoid. But there are plenty of dishes I eat in restaurants that I just don't want to make at home.
AlexisSF AlexisSF 6 years
i'm with you on the butter. i never use it at home but i love it on bread at a restaurant!
totygoliguez totygoliguez 6 years
chloe-bella chloe-bella 6 years
Oh definitely. I don't have meat, dairy, eggs, or anything with artificial ingredients in my home. But I do eat foods with egg and dairy in them when I eat out because eating out is something I really enjoy doing, so I try not to stress over the occasional treat.
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 6 years
I avoid butter, bread, french fries and heavy sauces at home but will indulge in these at a restaurant. There are things I'd rather make at home because I can make them healthier; adding more veggies, leaving out fat and sugar. I especially don't like to drink alcohol while I'm dining out. The restaurants seems to water down the drinks with soda and syrups or overcharge for a light beer ($12)
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
I'm the same with butter. Even "healthy" things at restaurants can be loaded with butter, oil and salt, so you might as well go all out!
pariahlegal pariahlegal 6 years
I have a mindset similar to skigurl's - I eat right at home and at work so I can indulge a little bit at restaurants. At home, I usually avoid bread, meats like beef and pork, butter, alcohol, etc., but I love to enjoy those things (in moderation, as always) when I go out.
ticamorena ticamorena 6 years
i'm the opposite - there are foods i avoid at restaurants but will gladly eat at home, like chicken or anything involving ground meat (eg sausages, burgers etc), and because i'm lactard, many sauces, soups and desserts are also avoided, whereas at home i can adjust the recipe to exclude dairy. i eat at a restaurant for the quality of the food, rather than to indulge
skigurl skigurl 6 years
I try to eat well at home so I can have a treat when I go out. So, for example, I would never fry food at home, but I'd eat it when out. I would never cook with cream (or bring it into my house) but I'd eat a cream pasta anyday at a restaurant. I don't buy full fat anything at home, I always cook with EVOO, etc. But when I'm out, almost anything goes!
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