The safest place for me to eat is at home, where I have complete control of the food. Eating at a restaurant is an act of faith. Some restaurants put so much crap on their salads, to keep them fresh, that it is better to eat french fries. So, when I have to eat at restaurants, on business, I have to be very careful…and, keep track of what is safest at whichever restaurant we are visiting. At Italian restaurants, I tend to eat plain pasta…though I must say it is tough to live vicariously through the other diners.
Generally, I make several smoked turkey sandwiches to take with me, when I head out. The sandwiches are made with flour tortillas that have the least amount of ingredients possible, Boar’s Head smoked turkey (Black Forest), and lettuce and/or chopped peppers / onions. In season, the lettuce comes from my garden. For dessert, I carry York Peppermint Patties.
If going some place overnight, we sometimes take soup. That only works if the hotel has a refrigerator and microwave. Sometimes, we’ll boil potatoes & carrots, to take with us.