Been MIA for 2 days because we hit a milestone over the weekend. Hubby sold our beloved FJ Cruiser and got a sedan the very next day, we are pretty stoked about it and we paid it in cash. It’s so freakin awesome not to have any car payments, and as our hero Dave Ramsey put it, “you’ve done really really well kiddo” were our tagline as soon as we drove off from the dealership, with our new car in tow.
Why am I telling this story when it is clearly so not-food and cooking related? I’m getting there: To celebrate, and since I am starving that day, Hubby decided to bring me to a Chinese buffet place.
This is where I can impart what I practice on eating out while in a low-carb lifestyle.
Eating out in general for me is tough: my self control jumps out and I get blindsided pretty easily. I just had to seriously keep myself in check to stop staring at the beautiful array of selections specially in Chinese buffets. Think all those fried rice, noodles and different sushi! Here are a few stuff I practiced eating lowcarb:
Focus on fatty meats. Ahhhh. Chinese restaurants never shy away from a boatload of meat dishes: I attacked on this fatty meat stew that I still have no idea how its made. Typically you see the fatty portions and it goes so well with the anise and cardamom and omg there is nothing like it. I hope to learn to prepare that someday.
Ignore the breaded stuff. Fried chicken wings, breaded sweet and sour pork that was covered with flour I felt nauseated as soon as I had the first bite. I hate food waste and it was a good thing I only got less than 4 oz of it.
Vegetables! Just be wary of the sauce they put into the recipe. It can get a little sweet at times.
Sorry sushi. We’re not meant to be.
Kidding aside, I didn’t go all out ketovangelist and ignore Sushi. Although I gotta say the stuff I chose wasn’t exactly very flavorful, it’s nice eat sushi and wasabi
Totally ignore the dessert. Never really been into sweets anyway so meh.