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What's in your Favorite?? Nutrition Homework...

Saturday, September 22, 2012

My nutrition homework for this weekend was to show what is in my favorite restaurant meals. Here are a few examples!

My family loves Red Lobster. We have been trying to be better though, and staying away from eating out so much. Our homework assignment this week is to find out what is in OUR FAVORITE restaurant foods.

I love to get the Create Your Own Feast Meal, you can choose 2 or 3 different items along with a salad, and a side.

1 Cheddar Bay Biscuit: 150 Calories, 350 Sodium,

Garden Salad: 90 Calories, 105 Sodium

Wild Rice Pilaf: 180 Calories, 650 Sodium

Garlic Shrimp Scampi: 180 Calories, 1440 Sodium

Garlic Grilled Shrimp: 60 Calories, 580 Sodium

Total Calories: 660
Total Sodium: 3,125mg

Let's check my favorite down the street Red Robin. I LOVE me a GOOD burger!!

The Banzai Burger customized to my liking. Hopefully a bit more healthy with
NO Mayo, and Add a Whole Grain Bun!

Custom Order:
Sodium-1139 mg

Original Item:
Sodium-1404 mg

Side of Fries with your Burger, right???

Calories- 434
Sodium- 444 mg

Total Calories: 1,160
Total Sodium: 1,583 mg

THAT is with the healthier choice option, more if you go with the ORIGINAL!

Ok with my new healthier lifestyle, I do usually go for the side salad instead of fries, but a point is trying to be made here! What's in your FAVORITE?

To burn off my burger with exercise, it would take me at least 5 days of at least 60 minutes of hard working fitness from this past week to do it!

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    I live in Ecuador. When I traveled to the US this summer, I couldn't believe the portion sizes! One goes to a restaurant and the plate is filled with food covered in salt and oil and enough calories for a small village! And many places will refill fizzy drinks as many times as one asks!

    Even with splitting a platter with someone else, I always felt as if I were feasting.

    Good for you for checking out what the count is for the food you like to eat. If you do go to Red Lobster and order your shrimp, you will know that you need to go very easy that day leading up to it if you're going to eat your favourite dishes. Knowledge is power!
    1971 days ago
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    I haven't been to Red Lobster in 20 years but I do go to Red Robin maybe once a year and I used to get the Banzai burger (original) but switched to the turkey burger last time.

    Yikes on the sodium!
    1975 days ago
    I don't envy you guys at all. Food wise we are better off in NZ.
    1976 days ago
    thats not to bad calorie wise, poor sodium levels though :( but will always be with eating out pretty much. just gotta drink LOTS o water. lol
    hope you are having a great start to fall! looks like a good blog to think about "eat this, not that" kinda look at your favs. :) thanks for sharing!
    1976 days ago
    We have the same exact meal!

    Now, can you really eat just 1 Cheddar Bay Biscuit? And I'm really shocked about the shrimp scampi since it is soaked in butter and oil. Your Red Lobster meal isn't really that bad aside from the sodium. That sodium will do it to you ever time though!
    1976 days ago
    I like to read the column "eat this not that". It's always surprising to me just how unhealthy those restaurant items really are. Even the ones that look innocently good for you. Were you surprised when you did your homework?
    1976 days ago
    So is the old lifestyle worth it:)
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    1976 days ago
    Good information.
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