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Eating out as a vegetarian or vegan can bring on a lot of anxiety.

Do you dictate the restaurant and make everyone go along with you? Or do you simply eat a side salad and hope you don’t get hungry later?

Luckily, there are so many options!

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD Hey there, fellow foodies and vegetarians! Are you craving Dairy Queen but find yourself wondering what options are available for a vegetarian? Well, you’re in luck! In this tasty blog post, we’re exploring the Dairy Queen menu in search of vegetarian-friendly options!  Depending on your location, you may be pleasantly […]

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD Five Guys Burgers and Fries is a family-run company that expanded into franchising in 2003. They are known for their very simple menu, bulk peanuts, commitment to quality, and the best French fries, according to fans.  The simple menu does have some perks for vegetarians, as there is a smaller

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD It seems like people are finding these articles quite helpful, and I get it.  Sometimes, we need fast options while we’re running around and other times we just feel like a greasy meal right? While I’m not advocating fast food as the foundation for your diet, a meal from a

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD Thanksgiving feasts are weird for vegetarians, especially those who grew up eating meat. Tradition wars with beliefs and family members have a difficult time understanding why you won’t participate in the turkey chow down anymore. Mention the significance of Thanksgiving and its traditional meat-heavy dishes So what is the best

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD Cracker Barrel, a beloved American restaurant chain renowned for its Southern-style comfort food, has long been a go-to destination for many diners seeking a taste of nostalgia.  However, for those following a vegetarian lifestyle, navigating the menu can be a bit challenging. With its emphasis on meat-heavy dishes and traditional

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD More and more people have adopted vegetarian diets, and finding fast-food options that cater to their needs is challenging. Sonic Drive-In is a popular fast-food chain that is well-known for its burgers, hot dogs, and milkshakes, but it may not be the first place that comes to mind for vegetarians.

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD Steakhouses can be rough for a vegetarian! Luckily, more and more meat-centric restaurants are adding intentional vegetarian options.  I haven’t been to a Texas Roadhouse in a few years now, but I’ve always struggled to find anything substantial to eat. Not even the fresh vegetable sides are a guarantee, unfortunately.

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD PF Chang’s is a popular Asian Fusion chain restaurant in the fast-casual style.  In general, Asian restaurants are a good option for a multivore group as you can often find foods right on the menu that are already vegetarian. No swaps or veggie plates here! With their higher-than-the-western-world vegetable and

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD Sometimes, we find ourselves starving after running errands all day right?  While we try to make healthy choices, sometimes fed is best and a quick stop through a drive-through (any drive-through) is in order. I wanted to include fast food in my Eating Out articles because we’ve all been there.

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Jennifer Hanes MS, RDN, LD Eating out with a group as a vegetarian can be a pain, amiright? You’re either tasked with deciding on the restaurant, because “you’re the picky one…” or you end up at a restaurant that might have a side salad available to you.  For a long time, here at Dietitian Jenn,

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