Originally Posted by jules26
I hope your weekends are going well and of course IP friendly!
I am meeting my dad for dinner tomorrow. I tried to take control of where we were going but theres a mexican place hes been dying to try out
I said fine but now im freakin out about what i can eat there....
Today marked the end of my first week on IP!! (dont weigh in until tomorrow though)
I feel great so i really dont wanna mess up and eat the wrong thing....
Any tips for what to get at a mexican place?????
Thank a bunch!
You could probably do a ceviche appetizer. It is fish marinaded in citrus with lots of fresh veggies. They are a bit heavy on the tomato sometimes.
You could do a grilled fish dish with grilled veggies instead of beans and rice and leave off the tortillas. See if they will bring you lettuce leaves to make a wrap with.
The above tip works well for fajitas, carne asada or carnitas, or other grilled chicken dishes.
See if they serve a machacha with eggs or huevos rancheros. Get them to serve it without beans and rice and sub lettuce for tortillas.
Have the salsa on the side of anything you order so you can control how much of your "occasional tomatoes" allotment you use.
Make sure to state you can't have any flour/starch/or sugar in the preparation... they may need to check with the kitchen on this.
HOLD THE CHEESE! HOLD THE SOUR CREAM! HOLD THE GUACAMOLE! It may just be to tempting to have it brought to the table on anything.
Make sure the chips are on your father's side of the table so you would have to make a "rude reach" to get them!
It will make you think before you nibble any accidentally.
Mexican isn't easy to do but, you can. Check out the restaurant menu first. Look for salads that you can manipulate. Call ahead and ask questions. It will save you time when you are at the restaurant. In one case, I spoke to the manager of the restaurant, explained I was on a special diet for health reasons and he was very accommodating even had a special salad waiting for me when I arrived (we had reservations) and a non marinated piece of meat waiting for the kitchen to grill for me. People can be very helpful if you ask in advance!
Enjoy lunch out!