Restaurant Spotlight: Olive Garden

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What’s your favorite Italian or non-Italian dish at Olive Garden?

Appetizers

Salads

Sal: I personally pick out the croutons..

10 Foods You Should Never Add to Your Salad eatthis.com

“…Croutons…

Crunch consciously by sprinkling on nuts rather than white bread croutons, which are “void of any nutritional value,” Taub-Dix says. “For some healthy crunch, try adding a variety of nuts. Not only are they composed of healthy fats but they also add a hefty dose of protein. An ounce of almonds, for example, provides around six grams of protein.” (About the same amount of protein you’d find in an ounce of cheese or chicken.)..

Bacon..

Get your salt fix by adding a few pickle slices rather than bacon, Taub-Dix recommends, to limit the extra fat. But since pickles are still high in sodium, “slice them thinly and disperse them throughout the salad,” she says…”

Soups

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Pasta Noodle Dishes

Healthier Options

The 15 Healthiest Olive Garden Meals You Can Order Meg Dowell | More Articles

May 9, 2017 cheatsheet.com
“…Looking for something light and healthy to eat tonight? You can’t go wrong with fish. Olive Garden’s grilled salmon is high in protein and healthy fats, and it’s also low in calories and carbohydrates. The garlic-herb butter doesn’t add too many calories or too much sodium, either. You’ll only consume 460 calories and 8 grams of saturated fat for the whole meal. The dish also comes with broccoli, which adds some fiber to the mix. And bonus: it’s gluten-free…

3. Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizer…

9. Grilled Vegetable & Cheese Piadina..

..13. Tilapia Piccata..

How to Eat Healthy (ANYWHERE!)
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NO (carbs) Pasta
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Various Cooked Eggs

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Which Egg Do You Think Came From Healthy Chicken? – YouTube

6 Reasons Why Eggs Are the Healthiest Food on the Planet healthline.com

“..Not All Eggs Are the Same

It’s important to keep in mind that not all eggs are created equal.

Hens are often raised in factories, caged and fed grain-based feed that alters the final nutrient composition of their eggs. It is best to buy omega-3 enriched or pastured eggs, which are more nutritious and healthier…”

Bad?

Why Eggs Are Bad For You- in 60 seconds – YouTube

*see the difference between “good” and “bad’ cholesterol Medical: Is your cholesterol too “low” or “high”?
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Boiled Eggs

On Salads

-Egg Salad
*see Sandwiches: Feature-Various “Egg Salads” foodsofallkinds.wordpress.com

-Fried Rice

Devil Eggs

Scrambled Eggs

Fluffy Scrambled Eggs – Martha Stewart – YouTube

-Crepes
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Scrambled Eggs with Bacon Crepe at the Minnesota State Fair (August 24th 2013)

-Eggplant

-Ommlet

-Sandwich

-Others

Fried

How to Make Sunny Side Up Eggs

Make Perfect Eggs Over Easy – YouTube

-Sandwich

-Pancakes

-Waffles

-Misc

-Loco Mocco (Hawaiian)

Misc

HOW TO COOK EGGS – 6 DIFFERENT WAYS – YouTube

10 Creative Recipes Using Just An Egg – YouTube

14 Incredible Edible EGG Tricks! – YouTube

20 NEW WAYS TO COOK EGGS YOU HAVEN’T THOUGHT … – YouTube

Sal: I added some whipped scrambled eggs and mixed it with a can of navy beans..

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Fast Food: “Healthiest: Lowest Sodium Items”

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Low-Sodium Menu Items at Fast-Food Restaurants Sara Ipatenco livestrong.com
“…since too much sodium increases your risk of heart attack and stroke, limit your consumption to 1,500 milligrams or less per day, the American Heart Association recommends. Fortunately, you have options that let you eat a fast-food meal without consuming an unhealthy amount of sodium…”

10 healthy meals to order at fast food chains March 8, 2017, 5:39 PM CST / Source: TODAY By Keri Glassman, R.D. today.com

“…1. Burger King: Original Whopper Jr. without mayo.

If you’re craving a burger, don’t go for the salad! You’ll just end up eating large fries next to it. Instead, go for this smaller version of the classic burger and keep it simple. Yes, it has 390 mg of sodium, which is definitely not low, but it’s also a whole lot less compared to the other burgers on the menu that have upwards of 1250 mg! Also, since it also has only 160 calories, feel free to order a side salad with it…”

Low Sodium Fast Food: Your Best Options fastfoodmenuprices.com
“..Many popular fast food joints have started catering to the health community – including things like gluten-free, dairy-free, and heart-healthy items on their menus such as fruits, veggies, and grilled or baked meats. Luckily, low sodium foods are also being offered as part of the movement.

So before you write off your favorite fast food joints because you’re on a low sodium diet, check out the list below…

If you play your cards right, there are plenty of options on the McDonald’s menu that remain under 500 mg of sodium, including:

Breakfast:

• Scrambled Eggs (2) at 180 mg
• Fruit & Yogurt Parfait at 80 mg
• Cinnamon Melts at 370 mg
• Fruit & Maple Oatmeal at 160 mg
• Hash Browns at 310 mg…”

20 Best Low-Sodium Fast Food Orders, According to Dietitians By Perri O. Blumberg
January 9, 2019
“…“The FDA considers a food product ‘low-sodium’ if it contains 140 milligrams of sodium or less per serving; however, it isn’t realistic for fast-food entrées to go that low,” advises Ysabel Montemayor, MS, RD, lead nutritionist at Fresh n’ Lean, a healthy meal delivery service. “With that being said, [if you’re looking for low sodium fast food], I’d choose items that are less than 20 percent of the FDA’s 2,300-milligrams daily value (DV) recommendation based on a 2,000 calorie diet.” That comes out to 460 milligrams of sodium per serving…

Subway’s 6″ Veggie Delite…

Chick-fil-A’s 8-count Grilled Chicken Nuggets


Taco Bell’s Fresco Crunchy Taco with Beef


Arby’s Jalapeño Roast Beef Slider (Without Cheese)

… 20. Panera’s ½ Napa Almond Chicken Salad Sandwich + ½ Seasonal Greens Salad…

Can I Eat Low Sodium at Panera Bread? hackingsalt.com
“…Salads operate the same way as sandwiches, you need to stay at a half salad to get a lower sodium option. Also remember these counts are not including the dressing. The Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken Salad is the best choice. You can even eat a whole salad for only 300 mg. Dressings need to be ordered on the side, and then only use half of the dressing cup they give you. If you do that, then the Reduced Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette is the best choice at 55 mg…”

The 10 Best Healthy Foods at Panera self.com
“5. Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad With Chicken

“With only 340 calories, this salad is one of the lightest and most nutritious options on the Panera menu,” says Clark. “Packed with greens, fruit, nuts, and chicken, it covers all the major food groups without a lot of sodium like other Panera salad options.”

Per one serving: 340 calories, 13 g fat (1.5 g saturated), 280 mg sodium, 31 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 25 g protein..”

Fast Food Restaurants

5 Fast Food Restaurants Where You Can Eat Low Sodium on Buzzfeed October 19, 2015 by Christopher Lower hackingsalt.com

1‘.. McDonald..

It’s a good thing they added #Alldaybreakfast, there are low sodium choices. The Cinnamon Melts are 370 mg. Did you know you can custom order unsalted fries? They’ll be hot every time! Get the full nutrition list here.
..”

Can I Eat Low Sodium at McDonald’s? May 21, 2015 by Christopher Lower hackingsalt.com

2 Taco Bell

3. Subway

4.. Panera Bread

5. Chipotle

Others


Taco John’s
Nutrition & Allergen Information
tacojohns.com
“Crispy Taco 290mg


The Healthiest Subs and Food at Quiznos By Jennifer R. Scott Updated January 28, 2018 verywellfit.com
“…..only healthy fat then you’ll need to download and examine an entire Quiznos Nutrition Info pdf ( see http://www.quiznos.com/Librarie/PDFs/NutritionalInfo.sflb.ashx). No time for all that planning? No problem, just choose a few of the healthy, low-calorie menu items listed below to keep your diet on track…”

Quiznos Nutrition Facts. Calories, carbs, fat, sodium … – MyFoodDiary® myfooddiary.com

Nutrition – Dairy Queen dairyqueen.com

Can I eat Low Sodium at Wendys hackingsalt.com
“…Chicken, Wraps, & More:

The Ultimate Chicken Grill as a sandwich is 930 mg, but if you custom order the chicken breast alone it is 540 mg…”

The Healthiest Food to Eat at Wendy’s stack.com

.”…If you want to know how the restaurant keeps Wendy looking so thin for its logo, follow us through the menu as we bring you the healthiest items we could find…”

Nutrition and Health | Wendy’s wendys.com/


Can I Eat Low Sodium at Jimmy Johns – Hacking Salt hackingsalt.com
“..Bread:

Let’s start with the bread. An average roll, or the bread used for their Club Sandwiches is between 200-400 mg. You can knock that right off of any sandwich in a couple ways: the first is simply cutting the sandwich size in half, and the second is ordering an Unwich, where they wrap the sandwich in lettuce, instead of bread…

Proteins:

The 2 lowest sodium options to order are:

Roast Beef at 440 mg

Roasted Turkey Breast at 530 mg..”

Jimmy Johns Nutrition Chart fastfoodnutrition.org

Can I Eat Low Sodium at Burger King May 10, 2016 by Christopher Lower hackingsalt.com

What 11 Diet Experts Order at Burger King By Daisy Melamed
January 20, 2016 eatthis.com

Veggie Burger

“…“It’s great that a premium fast-food spot now offers veggie burgers. I’d go for a BK Veggie Burger, sans mayo. With five grams of fiber and 21 grams of protein–the same amount of protein in a Whopper–this 240-calorie lunch will stick to my ribs through the afternoon, but won’t be lingering on my waistline. And, with only about one tenth the saturated fat as a Whopper Sandwich, the veggie burger won’t be sticking to the inside of my arteries, either.” — Libby Mills, MS, RDN, LDN, National Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics..



…I would go with a Tendergrill Chicken Sandwich–hold the mayo–that comes in at 290 calories and only one gram of saturated fat…”

Burger King Nutrition Facts & Calorie Information A Nutrition Guide to the Burger King Menu for Healthy Eating nutrition-charts.com

5 Healthy Meals at Arby’s—Including Bacon By Eat This, Not That! Editors
February 29, 2016 eatthis.com
“…Eat This Instead!

Roast Turkey Farmhouse Salad
230 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 780 mg sodium
Get your hit of poultry plus 23 grams of protein—minus the trans fats and the hunk of fatty bread. This is the healthiest order at Arby’s, and one of the most delicious. And bonus, it has bacon!

..”

Nutrition & Ingredients – Arby’s arbys.com

The Healthiest (and Scariest!) Menu Items at Qdoba washingtonian.com
“…But the free-flowing system can be a double-edged sword–expansive possibilities mean you have the freedom to tailor a perfectly nourishing lunch, but it can also be overwhelming to have so many choices at your fingertips (especially when they aren’t all good for you)…

To stay on the healthy side of any menu, pile on the veggies, exercise some portion control, be careful with the extra toppings, and flex your substitution power.

“The biggest thing to remember when you’re walking in is that you can ask for anything–the worst they can do is say no,” Wipfler says. “You should be able to get smaller serving sizes, or substitute beans for meat. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want to make your meal healthier.”..

Healthy Choices at Qdoba

…Tacos with flour soft tortilla, shredded beef, roasted chile corn, salsa roja, lettuce and fajita vegetables. 1 taco – Calories:195. Fat: 6. You could get the “Pick 2” option, get four tacos, eat two now, and save the other two for lunch tomorrow if you want to be healthy AND cheap!..”

Qdoba Nutrition Facts. Calories, carbs, fat, sodium … – MyFoodDiary® myfooddiary.com

AVOID!!

High Sodium In Fast Food – The Top 5 Saltiest – YouTube

Overall

21 Healthier Fast-Food Meals webmd.com
“…Hey, it happens to the best of us. When you’re hungry and have only a few minutes (or a few bucks), fast food calls out to you. Yes, fast food is higher in sodium than it should be. Yes, fast food tends to be devoid of fruits, vegetables, and fiber. But, there are some healthier fast-food options out there. You just need to know how to order…”


Healthy Fast Food Meal Choices! Under 500 calories … – YouTube

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure – YouTube

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Sandwiches: Feature-Various “Egg Salads”

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Healthy Egg Salad with Greek Yogurt and Dill – Well Plated wellplated.com
“..I make a few different versions of Healthy Egg Salad, but they all begin with the same base: four whole eggs, plus two egg whites. Using fewer yolks makes the egg salad lighter, and I also find that, if I use all six yolks, it makes the egg salad taste too (forgive me but I can’t find a better word to describe it) eggy. If you prefer a little more richness (or enjoy the full-on egg factor), feel free to toss in the last two yolks as well.

I also make my egg salad without mayo, replacing it with Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is creamy, low in calories, and high in protein, making this Healthy Egg Salad both ultra filling and diet friendly….”

Healthier Egg Salad Apr 19, 2017 | Food, Lunches | laurenslatest.com/
A recipe for Egg Salad that is lower in fat, high in protein and all around delicious and healthy!
“..I did add dried dill to my egg salad because I LOVE it, but feel free to use fresh dill if you have it or omit it all together. No big deal! Also, don’t be shy with the salt, or pepper! I love pepper. I use this pepper grinder on the coarsest setting and throw pepper onto anything and everything.

I didn’t add celery to this recipe because I didn’t have any on hand and didn’t miss it! Of course, feel free to add it in for an extra crunch.

If you want an extra boost of nutrition, try grating 1/2 – 1 cup of fresh zucchini onto some paper towels, wring out really well and stir that into this recipe. A trick I first tried with my Epic Chicken Salad that changed my life…”

Healthy Egg Salad Recipes eatingwell.com

Find healthy, delicious egg salad recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

How to Make Healthy Egg Salad – YouTube

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