Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I've seen on the SP nutrition tracker that a lot people have recorded versions of Red Robin burgers. I had occasion to be there last week and a wonderful Paleo-ish cheat meal (not exactly lean, grass fed beef... And I can't vouch for if the slaw utilized any sweetener or Paleo mayo!). RR has a new(?) app that allows you check the nutritional value of any of there burgers... And continue checking as you remove toppings, add others, etc. change from beef, to chicken, to garden burger, etc. Mayo? Cheese? Salad -croutons - cheese? What dressing did you think was saving you calories??? Did you even know those items were options to add to your favorite meal?
I wish an app like this existed at every restaurant!
I had the burger with lettuce wedges used in place of the bun that comes with tomato and red onion, no cheese, +mustard, +pickles, +coleslaw (about a heaping tablespoon in total). It may sound funny to those not used to southern cuisine, but the beef, mustard, onion, and coleslaw all came together to remind me of a chili slaw dog.... Ah, sweet food memories!
360 calories total - burger above, side salad w balsamic vinegar (not dressing), unsweetened iced tea w lemon, and ice water w lemon ...
WARNING: this restaurant also offers unlimited quantities of steak fries.... Don't even enter the front door until you've figured out what side you are going to substitute: salad, broccoli, etc.