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!!