Paleo Diet Meal Plans: Dining Out at American-Style Restaurants

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Mix it up with salads.

A big salad is another reliable Paleo choice — lots of fresh veggies topped with protein and drizzled with quality fat. Be on the lookout for sneaky ingredients like croutons or cheese, and verify the ingredients in the dressing to be sure they comply with your Paleo standards. You can get creative with salads by combining toppings from different salad options into your own combos.

Salads can quickly turn from a great choice to a problematic one with the addition of a few unhealthy ingredients. Always request dressings on the side so you can control the amount that's added to your vegetables, or discretely bring a small container of homemade dressing with you. Don't forget to ask your server whether the salad includes grated cheese and/or croutons and request that yours be served without them.

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