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"Garden Fresh Hummus Plate"

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Red Robin has a new appetizer "Garden Fresh Hummus Plate" -- sounds good, right? Website says it includes hummus, baby carrots, grilled zucchini, fresh cucumber, jijama, olive oil, roasted garlic, and garlic bread.
Nutrition info from their website:
777 Calories, 41 gr fat, 2206 gr sodium -- AAGGHH!!

Having looked at that before I went, I asked them to leave off the olive oil (waitress said it was on top of the hummus), & skip the garlic bread. My local restaurant says it was served with Yukon Gold Chips -- who knows what those add to the calorie/fat/sodium count! I opted to skip those, too.

So what did I get? about 2/3 C hummus (I'm guessing), LOTS of baby carrots, and 1 whole cucumber, sliced into wedges. Nutrition info for those items from their website:
333 calories, 21 fat, 834 sodium. It filled me up ... but was not an enjoyable meal.

If they had given me a variety of veggies -- snap peas, broccoli, cauliflower, red or green pepper, even celery sticks -- I might have been happier. But as it was, I came back to the office wanting something tasty. Had 2 small dark chocolate pieces. And felt like I wanted more all afternoon. I'll go back to Red Robin, but I won't be choosing the "Garden Fresh Hummus Plate" again!

Beware, my friends, of menu items the restaurants try to make sound Healthy!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHANGINGSAM 5/17/2013 9:59AM

    Wow, thanks for sharing this. I wouldn't have been a happy camper with that.

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LOISDESK 5/16/2013 1:45PM

    Red Robin is hard...maybe a veggie burger or a bunless burger would be more satisfying. I love hummus, but it is high in calories and salt! Sorry you had a bum experience.

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SEWINGMAMACDS 5/16/2013 1:43PM

    Wow -- it is amazing how many calories can be hidden in something supposedly healthy.

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SLENDERELLA61 5/16/2013 12:16PM

    Very good blog. You are so right!

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SHANNONY84 5/16/2013 11:56AM

    Great choices and way to be aware! emoticon

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