I have a new modus operandi for restaurant dining. Iâ€™ll admit itâ€™s not original, but it sure is helping me:
- Eat vegetarian at non-vegetarian restaurants
- Save $$
- Eat healthier portions
My new M.O. is to order a salad and an appetizer instead of an entree when dining outâ€¦ especially at $$$ restaurants. This way, Iâ€™m eating something more interesting than the vegetarian pasta â€“ and saving money on an expense entree.
We went to a place called Blue in Uptown Charlotte. This was our official celebration of the Husband becoming a Doctor of Oriental Medicine!
We started with two flights of wine, which made it look like we had a ton of booze on the table â€“ but really, it was just 4 oz. for me and 8 oz. for the Husband.
I had the Layer Cake Syrah and Seven Deadly Zins Zinfandel. Both are excellent but I love the Zin more.
And my meal, as mentioned, included a salad:
And a Mediterranean platter, which included warm pita bread, THE MOST AMAZING HUMMUS Iâ€™VE EVER HAD, baba ganoush, olives, and peppers.
After dinner, the Hus and I walked around Uptown for a little bit and checked out the nightclubs. As yaâ€™ll know, weâ€™re not shy about tearing up the dance floor and were pleasantly surprised to see many bumping clubs on a Thursday night. Wahoo! Score, Charlotte!
I WILL wake up early and go for a run. My clothes are laid out and everything! Hold me to it in the morning! 🙂
What are your â€˜tricksâ€™ for eating healthy at restaurants?