So, I went out to lunch with some coworkers today. We were aiming for a nice fish taco joint, but it was packed beyond belief. As we were limited on time we strolled across the parking lot to a Famous Dave’s BBQ joint. Having been to one before I was not quite clear what the “Famous” part was or who “Dave” is. The food is OK at best. Seeing others tank up on ribs slathered in sauce, chips and overly sweetened baked beans, I was very happy to stick with a simple hamburger sans bun. Granted it had cheese and bacon (yummmm – bacon!), and I accompanied it with some simple steamed broccoli.

I’m not a food saint, but for the first time ever I left a BBQ joint without suffering the effects of a food coma. Are there better food choices out there? Sure there are, but we often find ourselves in situations where the group has a plan. Usually that plan doesn’t include something that fits nicely in a Primal/Paleo/whatever-you-call-it better diet. Just a little creativity can make a challenging meal into an OK meal, and I’m OK with that.

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