Today Husband and I went out to have lunch with my family, to celebrate my Grandma’s 85th birthday. That’s right, this little lady is 85 years old and sharp as a tack!
I thought this was a great opportunity to show you what my usual vegetarian meal options look like in a typical Bavarian/German restaurant.
I was surprised to find a pretty decent self-serve salad bar. The options were limited, but everything was fresh. My bowl contained mixed greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, fresh radish, and potato salad. The typical Bavarian potato salad is made with a light vinaigrette and without mayonnaise. This one even contained fresh dill. It was amazing!
Unfortunately, my entrée was not as good. My only option was a dish called ‘Käsespätzle’, which is the South German version of mac and cheese. It was quite heavy and very salty.
Sometimes it’s hard to be a health-conscious vegetarian around here, especially when it comes to eating out, but I’ve learned to make it work. I know that this meal wasn’t quite as healthy as I’d like, but hey, it’s just one meal! Now I’m back home and can eat as much fruit and vegetables as I desire.