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Ideal Protein Guide for Eating Out, Restaurant, & Traveling

Eating out, going to restaurants, travel –  these are nothing less than the making for a nightmare for dieters worldwide. The constant conflict of dining at the newly opened restaurant vs. going off protocol or getting kicked out of ketosis is worrisome. We can agree that giving in to temptations is easy and the same temptations goes for Ideal Protein dieters. We get lots of messages and questions from our dieters asking how they can stick to the Ideal Protein Phase 1 restrictions while eating out on a dinner date, trying cuisines at restaurants or going on a vacation.

Well, the great news is,

You can travel, eat out, and still stay strict on the Ideal Protein diet.

All you need is a bit of discipline and planning, and by doing so, a lot of our dieters have actually managed to continue losing weight while on a trip/vacation.

In this post, we will share the tips and tricks to help you make the right choices even when you don’t have control over most of your meals. We will also take a look at the restaurant guide and list some popular Ideal Protein friendly food choices you can make there for eating out. So bookmark this blog (more of a tool), and let’s dive in.

Firstly: what should you pack?

Ideal Protein protocol is designed with travelers in mind. This is the reason the program provides several tools to help you remain on track even when on vacation, a business trip, or a visit to your grandma’s. Just make sure to pack the following:

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Eating while on the plane


  • Bars


  • Crispy cereal (mix with a cup of chilled water)
  • Potato Puree (add a little hot water, sea salt, and packet and mix )
  • Cold drink packets (take an empty shaker bottle along and ask the hostess for ice water)
  • Treats like the Vanilla Crispy Square, Salted Chocolate Clusters, Nacho Cheese Dorados

Vegetables & Protein

  • Most domestic flights allow you to bring hard-boiled eggs, cut-up vegetables, and pre-cooked protein (such as chicken breast, sliced steak, lean ham slices). Only liquid or gel-like foods are restricted.


In the hotel room

Check if you can get a room with a small fridge for keeping some things cold.

Our tip: The hotel will give you a fridge for no extra charge if you tell them that you need one for medical reasons.

Complying with Ideal Protein while eating at hotel stay
Complying to Ideal Protein While at Hotel

Here are the items you may need or want to put in the fridge:

Here are some ideas if you are unable to get a small fridge:

On a business or vacation trip

If your days are all jacked up or involve plenty of activity, you might need an additional packet or some extra protein to help you get through. You can have an extra shake anytime you feel hungry. It is not going to be an issue. Plus, go with additional shakes, your own sea salt, and Walden Farms dressings (if you want).

You can always contact us if you are planning a big outing with your friends and want to ensure you enjoy yourself. We also want you to have a great time and will be happy to give you suggestions regarding what to eat and what not to eat, so you don’t go off track.

Complying with Ideal Protein while eating out on a vacation
Vacation Doesn't Have to Derail Your From Ideal Protein
Complying with Ideal Protein while eating at restaurant
You Can Follow Ideal Protein Even When Going to Restaurant

Eating out at restaurants

If you have to eat outside more than once a day, simply copy the Ideal Protein dinner and skip one of your Ideal Protein packets.

Important note: This is how you’re going to eat when you get to Phase 2 of the diet.

Stay away from carbohydrates. If you wind up having extra protein or fat, just make sure to lower the amount you take later that day or the following day. While a little additional fat or protein may slow you down, eating too many carbs will get you out of the ketosis state, make you gain weight, and stall you for many days.

Below are some tricks to help you get through:

1. Don’t be scared to adjust your meal

If the restaurant menu reads chicken breast with rice, corn, and teriyaki glaze, but you would prefer some greens and lean protein, let them know!

Feel free to tell them not to apply glaze and to probably add a fresh salad or unbuttered broccoli on the side. All good restaurants would be glad to make these changes without asking any questions. Ask for exactly what you want, and be bold!

2. Don’t be afraid to return meals

Keep in mind that this is YOUR diet – you are in charge, and you need to stand up for it. So, tell them what you want and how you want it.

You can order

  • Veggies cooked with no butter
  • Protein cooked without olive or grapeseed oil and
  • Salad dressings that are allowed, such as lemon wedges and olive oil, and so on.

Most restaurants are highly accommodating and would love to grant your request.

If the server makes a mistake on your order, simply ask them to correct it. Most of them won’t mind making changes, and you will feel great knowing you are staying 100% committed to your diet goals.

3. Salads are your best friend

Some people may consider salads “rabbit food,” but when you are on the Ideal Protein protocol, they will have to be your best friend. Look for one that can help you stay on track, and as we said earlier, don’t be scared to make changes! You can also visit some of the “create your own salad” places in the area – you will surely find one that you like that can help you stick to your diet.

Salad dressings

We decided to create a section for salad dressings because they can be a big issue for Ideal Protein dieters.

Although salads maybe your best friends when on Ideal protein, salad dressings can be your worst enemies. Many of them are very rich in sugar and unhealthy fats that can kick you out of ketosis and sabotage your diet. Below are some approved dressing choices in case you are looking for something to put on top of your salad:

  • Lemon wedges, little olive oil, and sea-salt
  • Walden Farms packets
  • Olive oil and vinegar. Be careful because a lot of restaurants only have balsamic or red wine on their cruets. Ask them to get it from the kitchen or if it’s not available, lemon is a good replacement.
  • Fresh Pico de Gallo
  • Ideal Protein salad dressings: Balsamic, Honey Mustard, and Italian.
  • Other dressings, but be careful. Some may contain a high amount of sugar, dextrose, and other additives that can kick you out of ketosis.

4. Select the right foods when eating out on Ideal Protein 

If you like eating pizza or a burger and fries, there’s nothing we can do to help. However, you can go for some delicious meals that perfectly suit your diet.

Here are some great-tasting Ideal Protein meal choices to get at restaurants:

Dinner choices

  • Filet mignon with steamed, unbuttered broccoli with a wild greens salad, lemon juice, cracked pepper, olive oil, or sea salt
  • Oven-baked tilapia with braised mushrooms (without sugar or oil) with a Caesar salad. Ensure that you substitute the cheese and croutons for an approved Ideal Protein crunch (think the new croutons or Ideal Protein chips)!
  • If you are going out to have a burger, try to bring a Walden Farms ranch or bacon ranch along to put on top of the burger. And instead of getting the fries, replace with steamed vegetables, you can order the “add on veggie toppings for a bit more” salad. Or, you may go for a 1/3 lb hamburger. Eat the hamburger with no bun and add mustard, pickles, extra lettuce, and red onion on top.
  • If you are ordering chicken sandwiches, request that it is done protein style. This means:
    • No cheese
    • No bread
    • Extra lettuce on one side as a “bun.”
    • Use steamed mushrooms (that is if you eat mushrooms)
    • You may also ask them not to add any condiments besides the mustard
    • Enjoy a salad topped with vinegar, olive oil, and sea salt on the side.

For lunch

  • Cobb salad (without any disallowed item) with pepper and mushrooms, a chicken breast, and dressed in olive oil, lemon wedges, and salt
  • A 1/3 lb hamburger (without bun) with pickles, mustard, extra lettuce, and red onion. It should be served with a salad dressed with vinegar, olive oil, and sea salt.
  • If you need to eat breakfast outside, only have eggs, lean ham, and vegetables. But if you are making an order for food, ask the restaurant to cook things how you want them – no butter, use only grapeseed/olive oil, and so on.
  • Modify your salads. Choose one that is closest to what you are allowed to eat and ask the restaurant not to include disallowed items. If you cannot find a salad that is close enough, ask them to make you one by mentioning the protein and the vegetables you want on it.
  • If they mess up your order, don’t be scared to return it. Yes, if you’re rude you may be seen as someone who is snooty or high maintenance, but who if you’re kind, who cares? Your body and your journey to a great metabolism are worth the trouble. So, stand up for yourself and let them know what you really want.
  • Carry Ideal Protein snacks (such as chips or the new Croutons) along to add as protein or croutons on your salads.

Pre-ordering lunches or eating at buffets

As we have always advised, stick to non-starchy vegetables and lean protein. You can also bring:

  • Omelet with veggies
  • Eggs and grilled, steamed, or sautéed vegetables
  • One or two pieces of ham
  • Eggs Benedict (without the English muffin, sauce, and butter) and add more fresh sliced tomatoes.

If you are attending a breakfast buffet, try as much as possible to avoid cheese, sauces, and fatty items, such as bacon and sausage.

Don’t let shyness stop you from selecting the best parts out of buffet dishes. It will also be good to take a moment and choose the veggies you are allowed to eat from mixed veggies.

Ask the buffet staff for special things, such as a plate of asparagus they used to garnish their eggs benedict. You would be surprised what you can receive if you just ask.

So, be confident!

You are the customer. Be choosy and selective about what you add to your plate.

Also, try as much as possible to choose foods with no sauces or coatings. Most sauces are very rich in carbohydrates and fats. If you can only choose a dish with cheese or sauce, make sure to scrape off as much of it as you can.

If only breaded meat is available, just remove the coating and consume the meat itself.

If you have to eat a burger or sandwich, go for the one with the most protein and throw away the cheese and bread.

As said earlier, bring Ideal Protein snacks (such as chips or the Ideal Protein Croutons) along to include as protein or a crunch on your salads.

Pressure to drink or eat

If your friend or someone is pressuring you to drink or eat something that is not allowed on the Ideal Protein plan, here are a few ways to get yourself out of a tight spot:


If you are finding it difficult to say NO, just tell them you are taking medication that should not be mixed with alcohol.

Most people would stop pushing when they hear that! Sometimes, it is good to tell a white lie to save your metabolism.

If these tricks don’t work on’em, then try to look for new friends who won’t pressure you to drink (just kidding or…. maybe not).

Carbohydrate or other foods

Tell them you are a health program that requires limiting carbs for two to three months (which is actually true).

Mental Tricks

If you travel for a vacation or work, but you have always associated travel with food indulgence – try to see Ideal Protein as the way to take care of yourself.

Imagine getting back home at the end of your vacation – weighing less than when you left! Picture how good it will feel knowing that travel can actually support your life goals and not ruin your plans and reduce your morale.

Dining by fare on Ideal Protein

Ordering Mexican foods

It’s not easy to go Mexican when eating out on Ideal protein, but you can. These simple tips can be helpful:

  • Check the restaurant menu and look for salads you can modify.
  • Call the restaurant ahead and ask questions. This will save time when you finally arrive there.
  • Make sure to have the salsa on the side of any food you buy, so you can control the quantity of the “occasional tomatoes’” you want to add.
  • Tell them not to use any sugar, flour, or starch in the preparation, and ask them to make sure of that.
  • AVOID THE CHIPS! Ensure the chips are placed on the opposite side of the table so that you won’t be tempted.

Options you can order

  • Ceviche as a meal or as an appetizer
  • Grilled fish dishes with vegetables instead of rice and beans. Request for lettuce leaves to make a lettuce wrap.
  • Avoid the chips and the tortillas.
  • Carne asada, carnitas, lettuce wrapped fajitas, or any other grilled meat dish.
  • Machaca with eggs – replace tortillas with lettuce and take salad or lettuce instead of rice and beans.
  • Huevos rancheros – take lettuce instead of the rice, beans, and tortillas.

Going American

Options you can order:

  • Salads with either chicken or fish and allowed veggies. You can include an extra approved vegetable, like tomato, mushrooms, red onions, etc. Add little pepper and sea salt as well as vinegar and olive oil on the side.
  • Get a meat entrée of beef, fish, or chicken. Ask the restaurant to give you steamed vegetables and remember to take your own salt!
  • You can also order a pitcher of sparkling ice water with lemon wedges. Ask the restaurant to dry-cook your meat with no fat or oils added. Instead of rice or potato, ask for a double serving of the steamed veggie without butter or oil.
  • You may have a hard time with the veggies at some restaurants. Let them know that you can’t have, for example, carrots, and they will think it is because you are allergic to it and give you what you want.
  • A salad is a good choice when everybody else is taking an appetizer! Some tips for salad dressing:
    • You can choose the salad dressings as we listed above
    • Go with ziplock bags and keep a handful in your handbag. When you are at the restaurant, modify the salad dressing by adding a bit of additional oil, sea salt, some lemon, and fresh pepper.
    • Bring a small tight-sealing container to prepare your own dressing and keep it inside a ziplock bag.
    • Go to the restaurant with your own dressing and barbeque sauce.
    • Ask the server if you are not sure whether the item contains sugar, starch, etc. There should be a list of ingredients in the kitchen they can double-check for you.
    • Have an “eating-out kit” in your bag. You can purchase a gift card tin case, for instance, the one you use to give out gift cards. Keep the following in the tin:
      • Some tea bags
      • Packets of stevia sweetener
      • 2 extra Ideal Protein packets of protein drinks
      • Ideal Protein enhancers
      • A small ziplock medicine or pill baggie of sea salt (or real salt) and supplements
      • 2 packets of the Walden Food Dressing

Asian Cuisine

Yes, you can also try Mongolian BBQs!

If you like going Chinese

  • Order white meat chicken and veggie dish with no sauce
  • Don’t eat rice
  • Ask if they can make it MSG (mono-sodium glutamate) free – that is, no sugars or vinegar, or wines.
  • Have vegetable dish sautéed with oil or one that is steamed in water! You may also ask for lemon wedges to season with.

Go with your own salt and an already-made container of soy, vinegar, and Chinese five spice for sauce.

Here are Ideal Protein compliant foods you can order at Chinese restaurants:

How to make your veggies Ideal Protein compliant
Eating prawns while on Ideal Protein
Eating scallops while on Ideal Protein

Simply go for any one you like. Most Chinese restaurants will allow you to make changes and cook it steamed. Beware of hidden starches, seasonings, and MSG (mono-sodium glutamate). This is why you should always go with steamed food with no sauce.

Visiting a Japanese restaurant

Hibachi grill would also be nice, but ensure that you

  • Don’t take the rice
  • Order grilled meat and vegetables
  • Eat the salad without dressing

When at a restaurant, it’s good to check the salad, the entrée, and side choices to know the kinds of vegetables they use. Go through the salads and sides to find what you can take while on the Ideal Protein protocol and what changes you will need to make.

Ideal Protein eating out at a salad bar
Salads Are Great Option For Eating Out on Ideal Protein

Going to a salad bar

Salad bars are also a safe option for Ideal Protein dieters for eating out. They are good because you can actually take them and still stay 100% committed to the plan. Salad bars don’t contain a high amount of protein, so you may ask for bottled water and ice to prepare a protein drink. After this, you can ask for a coffee cup, pour hot water, and make a bag of tea!

Moreover, ask those at the steamed vegetables counter if they can prepare some steamed veggies with no salt, carrot, or butter for you. They are usually very accommodating.

How to make your Fondue Ideal Protein compliant
You Can Enjoy Fondue on Ideal Protein Diet

Enjoying fondue

Order the chicken or shrimp (or seafood) and use an oil fondue or chicken broth. Make sure that the seasoning in the pot is sugar-free and ask them to give you more veggies – avoid the bread and tomatoes.

Going for barbeques on Ideal Protein
Barbeques are Great Choice for Eating Out on Ideal Protein

When craving barbeques

Go for unseasoned smoked chicken or turkey with extra steamed veggies and a salad. Spinach would also be nice.

You may also get BBQ chicken – that has no sauce at all.

Eating out at a steal house while on Ideal Protein
Try Steak or Prime Rib If You are Eating Out on Ideal Prtoein

Steak house or Prime rib

These are very easy. Simply ask for a small cut or put the rest in a box to carry home for later.

Following Ideal Protein compliant sushi dishes
Try Sushi If You are Eating Out at a Japanese Restaurant


You can have a few pieces of salmon, tuna, or sashimi or the shrimp, steamed vegetables, and a salad without dressing.

Ideal Protein friendly restaurants and menu choices

To make your job easier, we have looked up in menus of some popular eat out destinations and gathered the Ideal Protein friendly foods you can choose from at these restaurants.

  • Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill
  • Arby’s
  • Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
  • Benihana
  • Bob Evans
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Burger King
  • Carl’s Jr.
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Chili’s Bar & Grill
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Carraba’s Italian Grill
  • Chipolte
  • Dairy Queen
  • Denny’s
  • Don & Charlie’s
  • El Pollo Loco
  • Friendly’s
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Jack in the Box
  • Josh Crab Shack
  • JLonghorns Steakhouse
  • McDonald’s
  • Olive Garden
  • On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
  • Pei Wei Asian Diner
  • Quiznos Sub
  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
  • Red Lobster
  • Ruby’s Diner
  • Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill
  • Ruby Tues Day
  • Sonic
  • Submay
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Tin Fish
  • Tony Roma’s
  • T.G.I. Friday’s
  • Uno Chicago Grill
  • Wendy’s
  • Zaxby’s
  • House Sirloin
  • Ribeye
  • Bourbon Street Steak (no garlic butter)
  • Grilled Chicken Breast
  • Classic Burger (wrapped in lettuce with mustard)
  • Salmon Filet
  • Tuscan Garden Chicken Salad
  • Grilled Chicken Tender Salad ( no cheese)
  • Grilled Shrimp Skewer Salad
    * choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies or green salad)
  • Roast Chicken Salad (no bacon or cheese)
  • Classic Roast Chicken Sandwich (wrapped in lettuce, sub mustard for mayonnaise)
  • Junior Roast Beef Sandwich (wrapped in lettuce)
  • Regular Roast Beef Sandwich (wrapped in lettuce)
  • Sourdough Roast Beef Melt (wrapped in lettuce, no cheese)
  • Chili Lime Ensalada. Chicken, Steak or Shrimp (no cheese, tortilla strips or avocado)
  • Baja Ensalad. Chicken, Steak or Shrimp (no cheese or tortilla strips)
  • Side of either Chicken, Steak or Shrimp.
    Side Salad with Salsa Verde
  • Benihana Shrimp (meat only)
  • Hibachi Chicken (meat only)
  • Benihana Chicken (meat only)
  • Hibachi Steak (meat only)
  • Benihana Special Steak (meat only)
  • Benihana Rocky’s Choice (meat only)
  • Benihana Steak (meat only)
    * choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies or green salad)
  • Build Your Own Omelet
  • Grilled New Orleans Catfish
  • Salmon Filet
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Pork Loin
    * choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies or green salad)
  • Any Grilled Fish Entrée
  • Lilly’s Chicken (no goat cheese)
  • Sirloin Steak
  • Filet Mignon
  • Mahi and Shrimp
  • Scallops and Shrimp
  • Ahi Tuna Sashimi
    * choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies or green salad)
  • Hamburger (no bun, wrapped in lettuce, with mustard)
  • Angus Steak Burger (no bun, wrapped in lettuce with mustard)
  • Whopper Patty (no bun, wrapped in lettuce with mustard)
  • Tendergrill Chicken (no bun, wrapped in lettuce with mustard)
  • Hamburger (wrapped in lettuce with mustard)
  • Charbroiled Sante Fe Chicken Sandwich (wrapped in lettuce, no cheese with mustard)
  • Charbroiled Chicken Salad (no cheese or croutons)
  • Turkey Burger (wrapped in lettuce with no cheese or avocado)
  • Old Fashion Burger (wrapped in lettuce with mustard)
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwhich (wrapped in lettuce with mustard)
  • Grilled Branzino with Mediterranean Salsa
  • Tuscan Chicken (no balsalmic or farro)
  • Black Pepper Grilled Shrimp
  • Grilled Salmon
  • Filet Mignon
  • Chargrilled New York Steak
  • Tossed Green Salad (no crouton or cheese)
    * choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies or green salad)
  • Classic Sirloin (with no garlic butter)
  • Grilled Salmon with Garlic and Herbs
  • Guiltless Grilled Salmon (with steamed veggies)
  • Old Time Burger (wrapped with lettuce with mustard)
    * choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies or green salad)
  • Egg White Grill (no cheese of english muffin)
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwhich (wrapped in lettuce )
  • Grilled Spicy Chicken Sandwhich (wrapped in lettuce)
  • Grilled Chicken Nugget (use hot sauce or mustard to dip)
  • Side Salad (no cheese)
  • Grilled Salmon
  • Veal Chop
  • Sirlon
  • Filet
  • Pollo Gratella
  • Insalata Carraba ( no mozzarella)
  • Insalata Fiorucci (no goats cheese)
  • Insalata Jonny Rocco
    * choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies or green salad)
  • Keto Salad Bowl. Steak or Chicken (no cheese or avocado)
  • Paleo Salad Bowl. (no guacamole)
  • Whole 30 Bowl (no guacamole)
  • Grilled Chicken Salad
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich (wrapped in lettuce)
  • DQ Homestyle Burger (wrapped in lettuce with mustard)
  • Side Salad
  • Veggie Omelet
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Scrambled Eggbeaters
  • Classic Burger (wrapped in lettuce with mustard)
  • Grilled Chicken Garden Salad (no cheese or croutons)
  • Grilled Salmon Garden Salad (no cheese or croutons)
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich ( wrapped in lettuce)
  • Grilled Chicken
    * choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies or green salad)
  • Prime rib with broccoli and a modified salad.
  • Pollo Bowl (with cauliflower rice and no beans)
  • Monterey Pollo Salad
  • Flamed Grilled Chicken Breast
    Side of Steamed Broccoli
    Side of Cauliflower Rice
    * choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies, green salad, etc.) 
  • Garden Salad (no cheese or croutons)
  • Grilled Chicken Salad
  • Lemon Pepper Fish (no rice)
  • Hamburger (wrapped in lettuce with mustard)
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich (no cheese or avocado, wrapped in lettuce)
    * choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies, green salad, etc) 
  • Burger protein style – no cheese, sauce or spread
  • Chicken Fajita Pita (wrapped in lettuce)
  • Southwest Pita (wrapped in lettuce)
  • Grilled Chicken Salad (no cheese or carrots)
  • Jumbo Jack (wrapped in lettuce)
  • Side Salad (no carrots)
  • Joes Garden Salad w. Grilled Shrimp or Chicken (no avocado, cheese or croutons)
  • All American Burger (wrapped in lettuce with mustard)
  • Chicken Sandwich (wrapped in lettuce, no cheese or bacon)
  • Fisherman’s Choice (grilled)
  • Roasted Salmon
  • Grilled Herb Chicken (no butter)
  • Joe’s Top Sirloin
    *choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies or green salad)
  • Farm Fresh Field Greens with Grilled Salmon (no cheese or croutons)
  • 7 Pepper Sirloin Salad (no cheese or croutons)
  • Longhorn Salmon
  • Redrock Grilled Shrimp (no glaze)
  • Flos Filet
  • Renegade Sirloin
  • New York Strip Steakhouse Burger (wrapped in lettuce and mustard, no cheese)]
  • Steamed Vegetables
    * choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies or green salad)
  • Hamburger (no bun with mustard)
  • Herb grilled salmon with broccoli. Tableside salad with dressing on the side, or a single salad for you: no cheese, crouton, or olives.  
  • Mixed grill – hold the potato and add extra broccoli or approved veggies.
  • 6oz Sirloin with veggies
  • Garden-Fresh Side Salad no croutons
    * choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies or green salad)
  • Fajita Salad – no cheese, avocado or corn 
  • Portobello & Veggie Fajita 
  • Grilled Vegetable Fajitas (wrapped in lettuce) with veggies 
  • Chicken Fajitas (wrapped in lettuce) with veggies 
  • Steak Fajitas (wrapped in lettuce) with veggies 
  • Large Shrimp (4 sauteed) 
  • Ultimate Fajita
  • Shrimp Skewer 
  • Border Bowls (Chicken, Steak, Portabello or Shrimp)
    * choose appropriate side items (steamed or grilled veggies)
  • Grilled Shrimp 
  • Sirlon & Shrimp on the Barbie
  • Grilled Steak
  • Sirloin & Grilled Chicken on the Barbie 
  • House salad (no cheese, no croutons)
  • Grilled North Atlantic Salmon 
  • Grilled Fish of the Day
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Outback Burger wrapped in lettuce 
    * choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies or green salad (side order oil & vinegar for dressing )
  • Chicken or Veggie Lettuce Wrap 
  • Spicy Tuna Roll (no Rice) 
  • Hot & Sour Soup
  • Ginger Chicken and Broccoli 
  • Buddha’s Feast (No Sauce, no Carrots) 
    * ask that entrees are prepared with chicken broth not potato or corn starch
    * choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies or green salad)
  • Vegetables and Tofu 
  • Shrimp with veggies
  • Chicken with veggies
  • Steak with veggies 
    * choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies or green salad)
  • Build your own salad (Dressing on the side) 
  • Grilled Salmon Burger (no bun, wrapped in lettuce)
  • Grilled Turkey Burger (no bun, wrapped in lettuce)
  • Seared Salmon
  • Protein style Burger (lettuce wrapped) 
  • Grilled Chicken (no bun, wrapped in lettuce) 
  • The Wedgie Burger 
  • Simply Grilled Chicken Salad
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Side Salad (no croutons)
    *choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies or green salad)
  • Grilled Shrimp
  • Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail (no Sauce) 
  • Grilled Chicken 
  • Grilled Salmon 
  • Roasted Garlic Mussels (no Bread) 
  • Caesar Salad with Protein (no cheese, no croutons)
    *choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies or green salad)
  • Protein Style Burger (Wrapped in Lettuce)
  • Garden Scramble (no cheese) 
  • Veggie & Egg Omelet
  • Chinese Chicken Salad (no wontons)
  • Grilled Chicken (Wrapped in Lettuce)
  • Turkey Burger (wrapped in Lettuce) 
    *choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies or green salad)
  • Chopped Salad with Protein (no torilla strips, no cheese)
  • Grilled Veggie Salad with Protein (no corn, no avocado)
  • Burrito in a Bowl (protein & veggies only) 
    *choose appropriate side items (steamed/grilled veggies & side salad, pico de gallo)
  • Grilled Salmon
  • Grilled Chicken 
  • 6oz Sirloin Steak
  • Protein Style Burger wrapped in lettuce 
  • Grilled Chicken Burger Lettuce Wrapped 
  • Turkey Burger Lettuce Wrapped 
    *choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies or green salad)
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwhich (lettuce wrap with mustard)
  • Burger (lettuce wrap, no cheese with mustard)
  • Oven Roasted Chicken Salad
  • Ham Salad
  • Steak and Cheese Salad (no cheese)
  • Turkey Breast Salad
  • Veggie Delite Salad
  • Turkey Breast protein Bowl
  • Oven Roasted Chicken Protein Bowl
  • Black Forest Ham Protein Bowl
  • Steak Protein Bowl
  • Mushroom Jack Chicken Sandwich (wrapped in lettuce, no cheese)
  • Hamburger (wrapped in lettuce, no cheese)
  • Steakhouse Filet Salad (no cheese or croutons)
  • Grilled Chicken Salad (no cheese or croutons)
  • Sirloin Steak
  • Dallas Filet
  • New York Strip
  • Herb Crusted Chicken
  • Grilled Pork Chops
  • Grilled Salmon
    *choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies or green salad)
  • Oysters on the Half Shell
  • Grilled Shrimp
  • Seared Ahi
  • House Salad with Grilled Salmon
  • House Salad with Grilled Mahi
  • House Salad with Grilled Shrimp
  • Hamburger (wrapped in lettuce with mustard)
  • Grilled Shrimp Plate
  • Grilled Talapia Plate
  • Grilled Mahi Plate
  • Grilled Scallop Plate
  • Grilled Salmon Plate
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich (wrapped in lettuce with mustard)
  • Roma Burger (wrapped in lettuce, no cheese)
  • Marinated Grilled Chicken
  • Grilled Gulf Shrimp Skewers
  • Filet Medallions
  • New York Strip
  • Grilled Chicken and Fire Roasted Vegetable Salad
    *choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies or green salad)
  • House Salad with Sirloin (no cheese or croutons)
  • House Salad with Grilled Chicken (no cheese or croutons)
  • House Salad with Grilled Salmon (no cheese or croutons)
  • Simply Grilled Chicken
  • Chargrilled Chicken Breasts
  • Bruschetta Grouper
  • Center Cut Sirloin
  • Chicken or Steak Fajitas (wrapped in lettuce)
  • Hamburger (wrapped in lettuce)
    *choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies or green salad)
  • House Salad (no cheese or croutons)
  • Grilled Chicken House Salad
  • Grilled Shrimp House Salad
  • Turkey House Salad (no croutons)
  • The Uno Burger (wrapped in lettuce)
  • Grilled Shrimp and Sirlon
  • Top Sirloin Steak
  • Lemon Basil Salmon
  • Herb Rubbed Chicken
    *choose appropriate side items (steamed veggies or green salad)
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich (wrapped in lettuce)
  • Hamburger (wrapped in lettuce)
  • Grilled Chicken House Salad (no cheese or fried onions)
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich (wrapped in lettuce)
  • Grilled Chicken Fingers

Take away

While these were some popular choices of restaurants, you can find similarities with other places as well. We hope this Ideal protein eating out and restaurant guide serves you and your appetite well.

We will be updating this blog regularly to add more Ideal Protein compliant eat out choices. Once again, we are just a call away if you are stuck.

If you want to know more about Ideal Protein and its amazing weight loss protocol, schedule a complimentary consultation.

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