So I can’t say I have had a 100% PERFECT experience as far as ordering a healthy breakfast meal when I’m out..but so far, it’s been pretty great! I’ll always say “don’t worry, if they have eggs, fruit, and / or vegetables, I’m sure I can make it work!”
But…my hunnie is more right than I am that asking for “CLEAN” isn’t always as simple as it *should be*… Diner waitresses have looked at me curiously many times. I’m not sure if they’re thinking “is she serious?” or “I feel kind of badly she’s so stringent.” It might be a mix…and that’s okay.
Generally, I make out pretty well. I usually will order three eggs medium-boiled (preferably), though poached seems to be the easiest preparation (and the most common.) I ask for medium-boiled because I don’t care for soupy yolks, nor for dry…and I also want to be sure they are fresh cooked and hot. Someone did ask me once if I wanted already-made COLD hard-boiled eggs heated up. Uh…no thanks! (I wanted to say “would YOU?!“)
So three it is (hopefully more on the medium side) and a side of fruit. Fresh fruit is a great option because it’s full of nutrients, it’s less sugar dense than a juice, and you get to chew (I am a HUGE fan of munching…not drinking…my calories because it makes me feel more satisfied)… There’s lots of fiber and water as well to keep you fuller longer. If that’s not around, I’ll ask for cut up “whatever-fruit-you-have”….or steamed vegetables if it’s later in the morning. The protein and good fat in the eggs, paired with water-dense items will keep you from feeling like you didn’t have enough.
Generally, I get something close to what I’d like, which is great. I feel good about those choices and know that if I need to snack later at home, I can do that (and I will, undoubtedly, bust out my veggies and do so!)
So it isn’t, by any means, impossible. And you have every right to ask for what you’d like. Not everyone will HAVE those items, so be prepared to choose something different – maybe grilled chicken slices! 😀
More and more people are modifying because of allergies, or for health reasons, so you won’t be the first. And if I happen to have dined there before you, trust me, they’re used to it! 😉
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