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Old 03-05-2013, 01:59 PM   #61
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All hamburgers in a bowl I think are boring. But I love cracker Barrels low carb roast beef dinner
I also love their green beans and their greens with ham (and vinegar!)
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:23 PM   #62
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I like Arby's.You can get roast beef or turkey w/o bun.They have fresh peppers,onions,pickles,more, that you can add for side.The only thing I don't trust is the sauces,sure BBQ sauce and horseradish have corn syrup in them.I can tell when I eat processed meats,theirs never gives me probs or raises BS,as I am diabetic.I look forward to our travel trips on road,so I can get Arby's!
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:51 PM   #63
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I also love their green beans and their greens with ham (and vinegar!)
I agree!!! Still cannot wrap my head around why brown rice is a vegetable on their vegetable of the day
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:15 PM   #64
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I don't have any problem at Chinese places (egg foo yung without the sauce) or Japanese places (I love sashimi!), but if anyone could give me suggestions of what to order at a Vietnamese restaurant, I'd be grateful!
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:14 PM   #65
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if anyone could give me suggestions of what to order at a Vietnamese restaurant, I'd be grateful!
I get a holy basil soup with beef and peppers. I say "no noodles" and never had a problem. Granted it's not a ton of food at that point so I usually scan the appetizers for lettuce wraps too.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:42 PM   #66
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I get a holy basil soup with beef and peppers. I say "no noodles" and never had a problem. Granted it's not a ton of food at that point so I usually scan the appetizers for lettuce wraps too.
Sounds delish! Thank you very much!
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:04 AM   #67
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In any city or town there is a mom & pop Greek place. I love any Greek/ Mediterranean place because I can just omit rice & pitas. Believe me when I tell you I could be happy as a clam with Greek style grilled chicken on Greek salad with feta cheese, kalmata olives and that luscious lemony Greek dressing. If I want something like a pita, I will bring in a LC tortilla/flatbread. There is one place where I go to order beautiful hunks of just grilled chicken if I don't want the whole salad. Mmm, mmm.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:49 AM   #68
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If I were in America right now, I'd definitely be eating off the new "hidden" menu at Panera Bread Co! Those salads look magnificent!
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:41 AM   #69
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I almost always find something I can eat or pick at if necessary, but sometimes it is very hard! I ate with friends at an Italian restaurant one time, and asked for salad instead of pasta, and they would not sub. So I ordered the grilled chicken salad. First off, they did not bring EVOO and vinegar, but some clear oil that I just could not eat. Well, their "chicken" was as thin as paper and hard as a rock! I picked at it, and let the manager know I would not be back by phone the next day. Hopefully they will accommodate in the future.

Cracker Barrel, Texas Roadhouse, Golden Corral (they often have steak cooked to order on the buffet!!) Mexican is easy. I get fajitas sans tortillas. I try to avoid chains like McDonalds, Bking etc, but in a pinch I get hamburgers and a salad instead of fries. Even those chains allow substitutions! So call ahead and find out if a restaurant will make substitutions. Check out the menu online if you can, and plan accordingly. There are situations where I don't know, but hunger is not an emergency. I am not above picking in order to not make a scene.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:27 AM   #70
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Just went to Red Lobster last night for the first time. We tell them we are gluten free (we are, but also the sauces are where the carbs and gluten is hidden), and the manager was very nice about making suggestions. All you really have to do is order grilled meats, steamed veggies, and tell them no sauces of any kind. It was delicious. Texas Roadhouse is good too, you can get a good steak there with veggies for cheap. For fast food we like In N Out Burger (just order protein style).
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:26 PM   #71
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I love any salad bar place = Sweet Tomatoes (aka Soup Plantation depending on your part of the country), Souper Salad, Jasons Deli. I also find buffets like Ryans, Golden Corral, Old Country Buffet, etc are really great for low carbers.

Brazilian Rodizios - Texas de Brazil, Porcao, Fogo de Chao, Grimpas (I'm sure there are others!) They are always expensive, but all you can eat MEAT with a sumptuous salad bar is like Atkins diet on steroids!
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:27 PM   #72
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I do an occasional run through a Chinese Buffet. I just avoid the rice, noodles and usual suspects like General Tso's or anything that is battered or in a sugary sauce. There is always broccoli beef, pork and onions, chicken and mushrooms, salt and pepper shrimp, etc. It's undoubtedly higher carb than I normally eat but as an occasional treat, well chosen Chinese hasn't impacted me.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:14 PM   #73
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I'm a fan of Ruby Tuesdays - several items are low carb and they have several great veggies as a side dish, even mashed cauli and grilled zucchini, asparagus and green beans, plus a decent salad bar. When I first said, "no potato," the server offered, "would you like an additional veggie?" VERY accommodating there.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:52 PM   #74
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Was pleasantly surprised at a local Italian eatery when they took my no-pasta order in stride and offered the sauce over zucchini strips instead. I hope that catches on more.

I think I've had practically every shade of cobb salad around. So much I had to give myself a break, but now I think I'm up for another round or two. I even made one at home the other day!
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:57 PM   #75
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I also find buffets like Ryans, Golden Corral, Old Country Buffet, etc are really great for low carbers.
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It's undoubtedly higher carb than I normally eat but as an occasional treat, well chosen Chinese hasn't impacted me.
Ditto to both of these. If done infrequently, it's really nice to feast on meat and veggie with no cooking and no awkward battling with a server.

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Was pleasantly surprised at a local Italian eatery when they took my no-pasta order in stride and offered the sauce over zucchini strips instead.
Cool! My friends love Italian and I often resign myself to an antipasto salad, wishing I had a decent vehicle for their sauces.
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:56 AM   #76
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