Monday, January 30, 2012
One day a week me, my sister and niece have a girls time and we hang out and we dine out. So Sunday we decided we would go to Applebees. My normal routine if I go out to eat is get the nutritional facts and then determine what I will eat before I get there. So I saw there 550 and under menu and decided on the Weight Watchers Chipotle Lime Chicken with 490 calories and 12 grams of fat I thought ok I am all set.
So I order that and a side salad with light Italian dressing. But as I was waiting for my food something kept nagging at me - I forgot to check the sodium (I usually do this first because restaurants are notorious for high sodium) - but for some reason I overlooked it. So I pulled out my smartphone and looked it up thinking it will be about 1000 - 2000 mg of sodium which is high for one meal but every now and then I splurge on the sodium. So I got down to the meal I just ordered and I had to do a double take. The sodium was not 1,000 mg not 2,000 mg not even 3000mg but a whopping 4,990 mg - OMG!!! (that is over 2 days worth of sodium). I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT.
And what was even worse as I looked through the nutritional facts almost everything was high 2,000mg or higher - like I stated earlier I know restaurants have high sodium but this was the worse thing I had ever seen - seriously Applebees what's up with all the sodium.
Needless to say I didn't eat that - my sister took it home to her husband and I ate 2 chicken nuggets off my niece's plate, some broccoli off my sisters plate and my salad (only a little of the salad dressing, it wasn't listed on the nutritional facts but based on the other sodium I was afraid of how high that was going to be). Until Applebees take that sodium down some I will not be eating there anymore.