7 Menu Items Nutritionists Order At Olive Garden

Going out to eat while trying to be healthy isn’t always easy, especially when you’re on a diet. Chain restaurants are mainly known for bad portion sizes, and pasta is usually out of the question. But some of the healthiest restaurant options are at Olive Garden. In fact, here are some of the best things that nutritionists order at Olive Garden.

7. Stuffed Mushrooms

If you’re not sure a traditional entrée is the best option for you, order an appetizer as your main course. The Stuffed Mushrooms are filled with clams, three types of cheese, and topped with herbed breadcrumbs. It’s less than 400 calories, only has 13 grams of carbs, and offers 15 total grams of protein for the whole plate. This is an excellent option if you love appetizers but don’t want to follow up with more food.

6. Minestrone Soup and breadsticks

Bread is not the enemy. A lot of times, we think that bread and things like breadsticks throw off our healthy routine, but Rachel Meltzer Warren, RDN, a New York-area nutrition writer, educator, and counselor, and the author of The Smart Girl’s Guide to Going Vegetarian says that not the case with Olive Garden breadsticks. The low-calorie minestrone soup leaves room for…

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