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:

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:

510

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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About the Author

ChuckH
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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