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The video explains it best, but below is the short cut to my Top Ten Tips for Staying Vegan When Eating Out!

Here are my Top Ten Tips for Staying Vegan When Eating Out

  1. Plan ahead: traveling/pack your own snack: cashews, dates, edamame, fruit.
  2. Check ahead: pick a restaurant that has options for you.
  3. Ask what the chef can make you.  Any good chef should be able to whip up some good veggies for you.
  4. Don’t be shy: gone are the days of feeling embarrassed, instead feel empowered for take back your health.
  5. Order salads and if they take of the meat and cheese, then tell them to load on the mushrooms and whole grains!
  6. Order from the sides. Spinach, potatoes, asparagus, mushrooms! Make your own meal!
  7. Pay it forward: If a restaurant tells you they are having trouble creating a vegan meal for you tell them to contact me/if you can’t cook your veggies you aint no chef.
  8. Check out my 5-Day plan on to get lots of encouragement and tricks!
  9. Parties: Bring your own. Hummus! Guacamole!  If you think there won’t be anything for you to eat, bring your own the host will love you!
  10. Sign up for my Jumpstart Your Plant-based Life class to get all the nutritional info you need to get on your way to a plant-based  diet! 

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