Healthy Eating On-the-go: Olive Garden Shrimp Scampi

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A healthier choice at a restaurant that is caloric minefield.

A few weeks ago, I was our to eat with my family at night while dropping my son off at college. I let my son pick the dinning establishment. As we entered the restaurant I was significantly concern that I might not be able to find a healthy choice. Let’s face the truth, Olive Garden is not exactly known for low calorie meal choices.

Olive Garden’s Shrimp Scampi
Olive Garden’s Shrimp Scampi

I looked at the menu and saw many poor choices. I could have easily chosen poorly, but I decided to be healthy. I chose to order the Shrimp Scampi. The recipe has just over 500 calories and you can add a salad for 150 calories more. It was very delicious and filling but I would not call it healthy. It is clearly healthier than the other options on the menu as long as you avoid too much salad or the bread sticks.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 510
Servings Per Container 1 dish

Amount Per Serving
Calories 1 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 165mg 55%
Sodium 960mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 29g 58%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Calorie Breakdown:


The bottom line: This meal is a great dinner on the go. The shrimp scampi was delicious and is a great addition to your weight loss plans.

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I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

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