HG BREAKING NEWS... Olive Garden and Red Lobster Spill Nutritional Stats!
The infamous Olive Garden and the home of the crimson crustacean, Red Lobster, have finally released nutritional info for their ENTIRE menus! While both chains have been providing stats for their "light" menu selections for a while now, it's good to know what else we can enjoy guilt-free besides the pasta marinara and the same old shrimp cocktail -- and what to AVOID at all costs! We did a little snooping and found some stats that may surprise you. Those addictive bottomless breadsticks at Olive Garden have 150 cals and 2.5g fat each (POINTS®
value 2 - 3*), and a serving of that Alfredo dipping sauce they're served with has a whopping 380 calories and 35g fat (POINTS®
value 10 - 11*). Eeeks! But a lunch portion of the Garden's zesty, veggie-packed Shrimp Primavera contains a reason able 510 calories and 9g fat (POINTS®
value 10 - 11*). As for Red Lobster, the Bayou Seafood Gumbo may seem like a decent starter, but it packs a wallop with 470 calories and 17g fat per bowl (POINTS®
value 10 - 11*). Stick with a bowl of the low-fat, 160-calorie Manhattan Clam Chowder instead (POINTS®
value 3*). For dinner, the Garlic-Grilled Jumbo Shrimp (complete with garlic butter sauce!) is a great option with just 365 calories and 6g fat (POINTS®
value 7 - 8*) -- but stay far away from the Seaside Shrimp Trio with its 1000+ calories and 58 grams of fat (POINTS®
*The Points® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the Points® registered trademark.Olive GardenRed Lobster
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