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The Top Swap at Olive Garden

Olive Garden is in desperate need of a menu makeover. The chicken and beef entrées are saddled with huge calorie and fat counts, the seafood is swimming in sodium, and the average dinner-size plate of pasta packs a staggering 976 calories. All of this is before you tack on the breadsticks and salad. Olive Garden cooks need to learn to lay off the oil and the salt.

Top Swap

The Top Swap at Olive Garden

Olive Garden is in desperate need of a menu makeover. The chicken and beef entrées are saddled with huge calorie and fat counts, the seafood is swimming in sodium, and the average dinner-size plate of pasta packs a staggering 976 calories. All of this is before you tack on the breadsticks and salad. Olive Garden cooks need to learn to lay off the oil and the salt.

Eat This

Lasagna Primavera with Grilled Chicken

Calories

560

Fat

29 g

Saturated fat

7 g

Sodium

1,700 mg

Not That!

Chicken Scampi

Calories

1,310

Fat

76 g

Saturated fat

20 g

Sodium

1,850 mg

Most of Olive Garden’s chicken pastas are high in carbs and doused in heavy sauces, but this dish gets its flavor and substance from lean meat and ricotta cheese. The result is one of the few pasta dishes in America with fewer than 700 calories.