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Help! Estimate calories at resteraunt

anb3600anb3600 Member Posts: 46 Member Member Posts: 46 Member
What would be the lowest calorie option, trying not to be the person that gets a salad but if I have to I will...

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  • pinuplovepinuplove Member Posts: 12,903 Member Member Posts: 12,903 Member
    That's a very limited menu. I'd be going for the gnocchi just because it sounds good. Probably not the most calorie conscious choice, though...
  • hesn92hesn92 Member Posts: 5,882 Member Member Posts: 5,882 Member
    There's really no way to know how many calories would be in any of those. For lower calorie I might choose that salmon pasta and just eat less of the actual noodles. lol. I have done that before. Or I'd get the pepperoni pizza and just eat a reasonable amount of it.
  • apullumapullum Member Posts: 4,896 Member Member Posts: 4,896 Member
    None of those sound low calorie. I'd just get what you wanted and move on.

    My guess would be one of the pizzas. In my experience, "fancy" pizzas tend to use high quality cheese, and less of it, although the pesto on one of the pizzas is probably a fair amount of oil. There's no way to tell how much cheese or pesto the restaurant uses unless you've seen the pizza.

    There is also the marinated veggie salad, but it's hard to know how much oil those veggies have soaked up. Plus, as a vegetarian, I have had more than my fair share of sad restaurant vegetables.

    I'd probably go for the pesto pizza because I think it sounds the best, not because it's necessarily low calorie.
  • lalalacroixlalalacroix Member Posts: 883 Member Member Posts: 883 Member
    I'd probably just have the salmon pasta, enjoy it and move on.
  • wilson10102018wilson10102018 Member Posts: 1,142 Member Member Posts: 1,142 Member
    None of the above. Restaurants cheat. What could be a moderate dish, calorie wise is greatly enhanced with an ounce of olive or sesame oil. 250 more calories. Boom! I have seen salad dressing made with 3 oz of oil. 750 calories. Salmon steaks dipped in butter and tossed on the broiler. A half a cup of clarified butter poured on a T Bone. 800 calories of clarified butter. Mop it up with a baguette and you add 1000 calories to the steak. That luxurious taste and mouth feel? They get it by adding butter, oil, mayo, etc. You gotta make it yourself if you want to count the calories.
    edited December 2018
  • concordanciaconcordancia Member Posts: 5,319 Member Member Posts: 5,319 Member
    At my best, I would order any of those and leave behind most of the carbs, so.the salmon or pizza would probably be most filling.
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Member Posts: 3,884 Member Member Posts: 3,884 Member
    The polenta sounds delicious. What did you end up choosing?
  • pdxwinepdxwine Member Posts: 389 Member Member Posts: 389 Member
    Probably the Goats Cheese Pizza. The Salmon would be good too...without the cream sauce and only eating a small portion of the pasta.
  • WinoGelatoWinoGelato Member Posts: 13,458 Member Member Posts: 13,458 Member
    Don't know which is the best calorie option but I'd go gnocchi and affogatto and not even think twice about it .
  • foxtrot1965foxtrot1965 Member Posts: 133 Member Member Posts: 133 Member
    The Frozen yogurt!
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