Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Red Lobster $14.99 Special

For a limited time, Red Lobster is offering a 4 course feast for a special price of $14.99!  For those of you who haven't heard about this great deal yet, I highly recommend you try it out (if you like seafood, that is).
Basically, the meal includes soup, salad, entree, and desert.  There are different options to pick from.  For more information, take a look at their menu, which can be found here:

Red Lobster $14.99 Menu

I have a few tips on how to enjoy this great deal without damaging your waistline.

1. Get Manhattan clam chowder over New England clam chowder.  You will save 150 calories and 10g saturated fat.

2. Stay away from alfredo entrees (I'm staring at you, cajun chicken linguini alfredo).  Alfredo sauce adds an unnecessary load of calories and fat to your stomach.  And truthfully, I have seen the pasta entrees, and it's basically 70% pasta, 20% sauce, and 10% seafood.  Not worth it, in my opinion.

3. Watch the biscuits.  Yes, the unlimited (!) cheddar bay biscuits are delicious, but dangerous at the same time.  Each biscuit contains 150 calories and 350 mg sodium.  If you are watching your weight, limit yourself to a MAX of 2 biscuits.

I went this past weekend with my parents, and this is what I ate:

-Manhattan clam chowder (with a pack of saltine crackers)
-Fresh garden salad with italian dressing
-Jumbo coconut and pineapple-grilled shrimp
-1/2 key lime pie
-1 cheddar bay biscuit
-2 1/2 glasses water

(The jumbo coconut shrimp comes with 4 jumbo shrimp breaded, 1 skewer grilled shrimp with spicy pineapple sauce, wild rice pilaf, and steamed broccoli.  Below is a general picture of what it looks like.)

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