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FUNNYGIRLJESS SparkPoints: (4,580)
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9/22/12 3:00 P

Doggie bag....eat and save 1/2 of the food for lunch tomorrow! emoticon have a fun date

FIREMOM31 SparkPoints: (15,697)
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9/22/12 11:07 A

I had the same dilemma a few weeks ago, except mine was a surprise for my birthday so I had no chance eat lighter through the day. I ended up getting a 6 oz sirloin, sweet potato with butter, and broccoli. I ate 1/2 a roll to satisfy my craving and a few fried pickles. I ended up bringing half of my meal home because I couldn't eat it all, so I ended up only eating half of the steak and half of the potato. I put it all in my tracker and actually only went about 150 calories over. It didn't hurt my progress and all, and I had a wonderful evening out. It really is okay to splurge once in a while as long as you're mindful of your choices. I hope you have(had) an awesome date night! Come back and let us know what you ended up choosing (good or bad...lol)

JCWATL SparkPoints: (37,408)
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9/22/12 10:29 A

I worked at TX Roadhouse for 5 years! I ate things that were terrible for me! I adore the rolls and all of the salad dressings!

FYI they brush all of the steaks with melted butter before serving them. You need to ask for it DRY if you don't want that!

The Veggie plate is a great option (I don't eat meat) - Sweet Potato, steamed veggies (no lemon pepper butter), Caesar salad (no croutons, dressing on the side - ask for the LF ranch), and then I always got the mashed potatoes. Gotta splurge somewhere!

MYTHINWITHIN SparkPoints: (2,680)
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9/21/12 9:27 P

I'd definitely pass on the rolls. 227 calories for one?? But they are SO good :) Enjoy your night out!!

COLLEGELIFELOSE SparkPoints: (1,532)
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9/21/12 7:22 P

I agree with everyone else. One thing I do, since I'm not a big fan of plain baked potatoes, is put a little bit of steak sauce on it. I actually like it better than sour cream and butter. And steak sauce is not nearly as bad as sour cream, which is good.

SP_COACH_NANCY SparkPoints: (158,833)
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9/21/12 12:48 P

Hi Brandi,

My hubby and I go there at least 2-3 times a month and have for the past 6 years (it's my post long run meal) and I always get what CHEETARA79 recommended...the 6 ounce sirloin (which cooks down to 4-5 ounces) a plain baked potato and a house salad with dressing on the side. It really makes a nice yummy meal.

Coach Nancy

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (140,373)
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9/21/12 12:20 P

Any sirloin steak is a good choice. BUT, do make sure you're getting either a 6 or 8 oz steak. Keeping in mind that the 8 oz is a half a pound of meat. You might also consider the sirloin kebab. I didn't see steak tips and this might be their version. That would be a smaller portion of steak along with the grilled veggies.

They do have sweet potatoes for a side ! I love sweet potatoes. Have a baked sweet potato with the grilled onions. yum...

You might want to lay off the appetizers. although, given the choices, I'd probably go with the chili or the boneless buffalo wings. Just watch the portion sizes. Don't feel you have to clean the plate. Most chain restaurants routinely serve plates that could easily feed 2-3 people. it's okay to take home a doggie bag.

Enjoy your meal !! Indulge, but try not to over indulge too much.



JERSBRANDINI SparkPoints: (295)
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9/21/12 11:46 A

Thanks so much. I will definitely look over the menu before hand to try to make some smart choices. I tried looking at their menu online, for some reason I could not find it. So thank you for the links!!!

I will certainly cut my meal in half. After the last 2 weeks I do not think I can eat an entire plate if I tried...lol

Brandi

KHLJML Posts: 68
9/21/12 11:40 A

You should check out their online menu before hand and plan ahead for what you would order. I would say to make sure to eat plenty of veggies, as both your appetizer & side dish and then get a small steak or grilled chicken. Here is something I found online for you:

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/nutrition-fa
cts-calories/texas-roadhouse

http://www.texasroadhouse.com/locations/
find-us

Enjoy your date tonight!

CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (75,641)
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9/21/12 11:24 A

You could get a 6 oz sirloin steak with a plain baked potato and a side salad. If you choose something richer, immediately cut it in half and only eat half of it. Take the rest home for lunch the next day. Some of their dinner salads look good too - just watch out for the high calorie toppings like cheese, bacon and dressing.

This article might help you too. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=544


JERSBRANDINI SparkPoints: (295)
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9/21/12 11:11 A

Ok, so I have a bit of a dilemma here my husband wants to go out on a date tonight. Where are we going... Texas Roadhouse. So what is good on their menu that I can eat and not blow my daily calorie budget. I am watching what I eat all day to, tightening a little here and there. However I do not want to ruin my hubbys fun idea, he is really excited about this...lol

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