My amazing husband and I have been married for 10 years. Each year on Valentine’s Day, my spouse treats me to dinner at a wonderful restaurant. The only problem with this annual plan is crowd control. Many other local couples always have the same idea on this most romantic day of the year that we have. If you can relate to this scenario, why not reserve your Valentine’s Day restaurant now? Many eateries take reservations for this special occasion early. Therefore, when you arrive at your destination, you can be seated and served your delicious food quickly. On this blog, you will learn the many benefits of making reservations at your favorite restaurant for Valentine’s Day.
Switching to a diet of all or mostly organic foods can be great for your overall health. When you eat at home, it's not too difficult to maintain because you can buy the organic options at the grocery store. Things get a little trickier when it's time to dine out. It's harder to monitor what you are eating or know whether the options you're choosing are organic. With the following tips, you can maintain your organic foods diet for the most part.
1. Look for a restaurant that advertises its organic options.
While many restaurants may use some organic produce and ingredients, if they don't explicitly advertise this, you can bet that's not where their attention lies. You are therefore better off at a restaurant that advertises their organic options explicitly. There are some restaurants that are strictly organic to the point of having it in their names; they're definitely good bets. You may also find more generic health food restaurants that offer a lot of vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian options; these places often use a lot of organic ingredients and advertise doing so, even if it's not their primary focus.
2. Opt for simple dishes with fewer sauces and ingredients.
While the produce and meats a restaurant uses may be organic, very few restaurants buy organic sauces and seasonings. Unless the restaurant specifically advertises itself as organic; then, they probably do buy organic sauces. If you've decided it's okay to splurge a little, then don't worry about this. But if you really do want to stay as strictly organic as possible when dining out, order dishes with fewer ingredients because there's a greater chance all or most of the ingredients are organic then. For example, a simple pasta and tomato dish is more likely to be fully organic than a sandwich with 13 ingredients and sauces.
3. Pay attention to the dirty dozen.
If you are in a restaurant with limited organic options, then pay attention to the dirty dozen. These are the foods that are most heavily sprayed with pesticides and are therefore most important to buy organic. Foods not on the list are likely not that bad to eat if they are not organic. Some examples include:
Eating organic at a restaurant can be hard, but with the tips above, you can do it. Take your time looking for organic restaurants to learn more.