If you’ve ever worked at a restaurant that serves soup, then you already know it’s nearly impossible to pour a bowl without making a mess. I say the messier, the better! If you have the chance to eat at McAlister’s Deli, do it! You won’t regret it. The food is not only delicious, it’s incredibly fresh and great lunch stop.
I love ordering soup for a side. As a pescetarian, it’s not always easy to find a protein option for salads at restaurants. The bowl above is Fire Roasted Vegetable and it’s incredible! It has a little over 22 grams of protein so it certainly makes up for the loss source.
One of the trickiest decisions that turns people off is choosing the salad dressing. I get it. When I first started my weight loss journey, I was confused. I did what everyone else told me to do. I did what the books told me to do. But sometimes you have to do what works for you. I always get questions like “Taralynn, what salad dressing do you use”, or “Taralynn, I can’t eat salad without ranch. What should I do?” I’m not a professional, but can still tell you what I have learned from personal experience.
I used to worry way too much about the calories, fat, and sodium in my dressing. I’d always order the lightest one, even if it made my salad bland. But shouldn’t we enjoy the food we eat? I think so and that is why I don’t care how many calories my dressing has, how much fat it contains, or how high it is in sodium. I know what you guys are thinking “Taralynn, what the heck?” but I’m tired of eating bland salads.
The key to enjoying the things we love is in moderation. That is how I manage my healthy lifestyle. It has to be tolerable and doable. And moderation is key. That is why I order my dressings on the side. I can still enjoy the taste of creamy Caesar dressing. You’ll be shocked with how much less you actually use when it’s not poured over your salad. Most likely you’ve replaced the usually cheeseburger with a salad, but why replace the dressing, too. I think you’ve sacrificed enough. Although a healthy lifestyle shouldn’t be a sacrifice.