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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!!
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    Wow, thanks for sharing this. I wouldn't have been a happy camper with that.
    1588 days ago
    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.
    1589 days ago
    Wow -- it is amazing how many calories can be hidden in something supposedly healthy.
    1589 days ago
    Very good blog. You are so right!
    1589 days ago
    Great choices and way to be aware! emoticon
    1589 days ago
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