Vegetarians and Vegans need not sit out the weekend fun! If you’re new to a plant based diet you might be wondering how to handle weekend plans. Here’s a tip:
Plan ahead. If you’re going to a restaurant check out the menu on line before you go. See which items are already vegan or close to it. Rather than ask your server what items are vegan you can go in prepared to ask for a pasta dish without cheese, or a vegetable dish without butter. Most of the staff will be more familiar with specific ingredients than they will terms. “Does that dish contain butter?” is an easier question to answer than “What do you have that’s vegan?” Particularly if you’re talking to someone new or someone who doesn’t understand what the term means.
If you’re going to a party or a friends house, offer to bring a dish and be sure you don’t show up starving. Bringing a hearty dish to share and staying hydrated means that you can enjoy the fun without derailing your plans for vibrant good health.