Tonight, Philip and I had dinner with some friends at Olive Garden. The salad is good and healthy provided you order the light Italian dressing (yes, they have that!) on the side. The bread sticks . . . well, they are 150 calories per stick. If you plan for it, you can do it. You just have to decide if it's worth it. Personally, I don't think it is; and I'm a bread lover. I think I would rather have a cheddar biscuit from Red Lobster or an O'Charley's roll. Still, I digress . . . The point of my post is to test your healthy choice skills.
Which of these two meals would be the better choice:
- Skewers of grilled marinated steak and chicken with a rosemary demi-glace, served with grilled vegetables and Tuscan potatoes.
- Grilled 8 oz center cut sirloin topped with Parmesan-herb breading, baked golden brown. Served with garlic Parmesan mashed potatoes and asparagus drizzled with balsamic glaze.
Imagine my surprise when I looked up the calorie info!
- 830 calories, 28 fat, 72 carbs, and 73 protein
- 690 calories, 35 fat, 40 carbs, and 55 protein