One of the biggest ‘fears’ of doing the Whole30 is how you’re going to handle social situations. We’ve already covered how to survive your office party, and today we’re going to talk about ordering a paleo breakfast at a cafe!
In my experience, breakfast is probably the easiest meal in which to eat out and stay on track. One of my favourite ways to catch up with friends is to go for a nice long walk and then settle into a cafe for an hour or so with some delicious food and strong coffee!
Ordering a Paleo Breakfast at a Cafe
One of the main reasons why it’s so easy to eat out paleo at breakfast is because most cafes will offer a range of sides in addition to prepared menu options. These are usually ordered in addition to eggs on toast, but I’ve never had any problems asking for several sides as is. It is so easy to put a meal together using these sides by picking out your favourite paleo options. Here’s a list of popular side examples:
- potato rosti
My favourite thing to do is get poached eggs with mushrooms and avo – delicious!
If you can’t go with the sides, there’s plenty of other ways in which you can still enjoy a breakfast out while sticking to your plan. Fresh fruit juices, smoothies, and coffee with almond milk are great ways to avoid the hunger cravings and make you feel like you’re not missing out.
You can also talk to the staff about the other menu options. Scrolling through the menus of local cafes I can see plenty of paleo-friendly options – shakshuka, baked eggs, open-faced omelettes, big breakfasts without the toast, breakfast salads, and acai bowls are all readily available – just check the menu first and be prepared to ask questions!
And if all else fails – hunt out a paleo cafe! There’s plenty popping up around Auckland and the rest of New Zealand and it’s always fun to try something new. Check out the Places We Pick here.