Dining Out on Ideal Protein

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Can I still go out for dinner on the Ideal Protein Diet? YES!!! Here are some helpful hints!

Most restaurants, Sports Bars and Grills have salads. If the only salad available is a dinner salad, ask them to add more lettuce and a chicken breast or piece of lean meat. ALWAYS carry Walden Farms dressing packets with you! If you don’t have one, oil and vinegar is a good choice!


  • Fish, Seafood, Beef, Poultry, Pork, or Veal (5-8oz)
  • Side of veggies (if you get 2 sides, get veggies for both!)
  • Salad
  • Water, Iced Tea, or Coffee (drinks can be served plain, Splenda and/or lemon can be added as well)

Restaurant Examples


  • Aussie Chicken Cobb Salad
  • Fillet & Grilled Shrimp on the Barbie
  • Fillet & Lobster Tail
  • Wood-Fire Grilled Ahi Tuna


  • Fresh Steamed Broccoli
  • Fresh Steamed Green Beans
  • Fresh Seasonal Mixed Veggies
  • Grilled Asparagus
  • Sauteed Mushrooms

Ruby Tuesdays

  • Lean Protein and Large Salad bar


  • Make any sub a salad, add all the veggies you
    desire. Use Walden Farms dressing or oil
    & vinegar along with oregano, salt and pepper.


  • Bring a pack of salt and vinegar ridges to dip
    in salsa.
  • Grilled Chicken, Beef, Shrimp Fajita Salad