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Ordering from the Kids Menu
So we all know that the kids menu has the portions that we should really be eating. Have any of you order from a kids menu (that said 12 or under) and the waiter or waitress gave you a hard time. I know it says 12 or under, but that is the amount of food that is right for me. I am tempted to just start ordering from the menu and if they give me a hard time, maybe I will leave. I don't know. I don't like to be confrontational, but I want to lose this weight and kids sizes at restaurants are perfect for me. What do you guys think?
Thu. Mar 16, 1:39pm
Order from the kids menu to go and then eat it there.
Thursday, March 16, 2006, 1:43 PM
I would ask if you can have it, it can't hurt. Or call ahead before you even go there, that way if they so no, you wont even have to go. I have had good luck at a few places with ordering kids meals.
Fast food restaurats should always give it to you, since they reall don't even know who is eatting it. "Sit down" restaurants are a little different, since they want to make more money off of you.
Thursday, March 16, 2006, 2:02 PM
I don't pay that much attention to kids menu's because I don't have kids but I would think they would be full of fatty foods (mac and cheese, chicken fingers, etc...) that I wouldn't want to eat anyway.
Thursday, March 16, 2006, 2:12 PM
If you ask your server nicely, and tip well (maybe mention to him/her ahead of time, "Don't worry, I'll take care of you", so they know you'll tip a lil more), it shouldn't be a problem.
Thursday, March 16, 2006, 2:20 PM
you can also point out that many of the items on the kids meal section are not on the regular menu and "hey, i'm feeling like mac and cheese today" . . .most restaurants aim to please the customer . . if not then don't eat there.
Thursday, March 16, 2006, 2:58 PM
Another option is to order something off the appetizers, ask if you can order a half serving of something - some places have this - pack half of the food immediately to bring home - share the food with a friend or family member - get a basic side salad or bowl of soup - look at their "healthy" food options.
Thursday, March 16, 2006, 3:05 PM
I always order the kids' pasta when I want pasta.
At Pizzeria Uno's, the kids' pasta with tomato sauce is 680 calories (I think it includes one breadstick). A much more reasonable portion than the 1200+ cals in adult size.
Thursday, March 16, 2006, 3:35 PM
I tend to order appetizers or a salad as my dinner--and then split a meal with my hubby (taking bites off of his plate.) Some restaurants will give you a hard to time for splitting meals, but I think that if you order a salad on the side, that usually helps.
Of course, if you are eating alone, that doesn't help... In stead, I'd opt for soup and a side salad, or 1/2 a sandwich and a soup-- that's usually enough for me. (Some restaurants also have "side dishes" of veggies or something smaller, that's another place to look on the menu.
Doing the to-go box right away is probably helpful-- perhaps you can have the waitstaff pre-box 1/2 before it even gets to the table?
Thursday, March 16, 2006, 5:05 PM
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