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LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 4,690
7/18/13 6:20 P

Turkey avocado wrap. Ask about the dressing and see what the ingredients are. Then, if it's high calorie/high fat, ask them to leave it off. The avocado on the wrap will provide you with some heart-healthy fat, so I'd leave that on. Personally, I'd let them leave the bacon on because it's probably just a slice or two (you can take it off if it's excessive).

I'd ask if they have something you could substitute for the fries (maybe some fresh fruit or some veggies). If not, just eat the wrap and not the fries (or just eat a few fries). Ask for a box as soon as your food gets to the table and put your fries in it. That way, you will be unlikely to take them out and eat them. Beware salads, they often have more calories than most anything else on the menu. If they offer you a salad in place of the fries, it could easily have more calories than the fries, depending on the toppings and the dressing.

Edited to add: I also think the BLAT without the mayo would be a good choice, but I think you'll get more protein out of the turkey wrap.

Edited by: LOVE4KITTIES at: 7/18/2013 (18:25)
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7/18/13 4:26 P

Oh, tough one. I'd get a chicken burger or veggie burger and ask for it in a lettuce wrap, no toppings. Then I'd ask if there's a vegetable or salad they can sub for the fries. Obviously they can make salad so you could ask for a small green salad, dressing on the side.

Good luck!

LGREGG07 SparkPoints: (44,509)
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7/18/13 4:18 P

with tough menu choices like that I do 1 of 2 things:

1) I order a plain chicken sandwich and eat it with out the bun (or 1/2 the bun) and I try to see if I can order more pickle spears or ask whoever I'm eating with if I can have the ones off their plate

2) I order whatever I'm craving but know that I can only have 1/2 or less of what is on the plate (especially less than 1/2 of the fries!) For example: if I wanted the chicken tender wrap, I'd eat 1/2 of it and savor it, eating it slowly and with small bites to make it last longer. Also, when the waiter comes around to ask how everything is (as they always do in the middle of your meal) and ask for a box before I'm done eating so I'm not tempted to eat all that is on my plate.

Hope that helps!

FP4HLOSER Posts: 968
7/18/13 4:01 P

If it was me I would order the Club with mayo on the side. Even though they don't list another side option I'd still ask. emoticon
I also order breakfast food any time of day! Just avoid the French toast or pancakes!

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7/18/13 3:17 P

I'd actually get the brat and eat it without the bun.

The fish tacos sound good, but it would depend on how the fish is cooked, and what else is on them, and what kind of tortilla it is. Same as the pork tacos. As long as nothing's fried and it's a corn tortilla, they probably aren't bad at all, just avoid toppings like sour cream. Agreed w/ the others that the pulled pork wouldn't be bad either.

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7/18/13 2:32 P

Oh man! What a tough choice, but you're doing the right thing by planning ahead. If it were me, I'd select the Turkey Avocado wrap, hold the bacon, hold the fries. Cucumber-wasabi? Hmm - maybe get it on the side to check out it's consistency? Or, just nix it and get mustard.


BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
7/18/13 2:28 P

Oof, that is a challenging menu. Everything comes with "seasoned" fries, no other side options - well, I would really recommend avoiding or minimizing those seasoned fries (which are coated and thus soak up more fat and are more calorific than regular fries, which are challenging enough). Ask them not to bring them at all, if possible.

As for the choices - That BLAT would be ok but "mayonnaise on the side" might be the safest way to order it. The pork sandwich with coleslaw actually looks like a reasonable choice. Or a burger or chicken burger (just hold the cheese and ask for the mayo on the side). These items are going to look a little lonely on the plate without the standard Unnecessarily Enormous Pile of Fries that you typically get served at these kinds of restaurants. Maybe they could triple up on the pickle spears!

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,460
7/18/13 1:56 P

Personally I would eat the BLAT on wheat toast and maybe have two or three fries and a house salad

Or you could try the Caesar salad with grilled chicken, but salads are usually as chock full of calories as anything on the menu.

For instance I recently went to Panerra and ordered the salad. It didn't even seem that big, but it was 700 calories and as high in fat and carbs as the sandwiches.

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 7/18/2013 (13:58)
EMAVERICK Posts: 7,229
7/18/13 1:55 P

well, there's salad, but I might go for the BBQ pork sandwich and ask for toppings on the side. Pulled pork is usually pretty lean.

7/18/13 12:58 P

I'll be eating lunch from this menu tomorrow. I have an idea of what I'm going to order, but keeping the desire to eat the cleanest-healthiest-smartest way in mind, what do you suggest I order?


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