This iteration isn’t loaded with heavy cream but instead sautéed in olive oil, tossed with asparagus Arguably the most health-conscious offering on the menu, this filet is grilled with its skin on so it’s extra moist. (It’s taken off before served.) Sikora explained that the shift actually began in October, when Olive Garden launched a “Lighter Italian Fare” menu section of entrees with fewer than 575 calories and promoted it with an ad campaign emphasizing health rather than infinite breadsticks. The previous No. 1, Olive Garden’s chicken Alfredo, checked in at 1,480 calories Olive Garden’s menu changes “have been pretty core to getting people to come in,” said Jennifer Bartashus, an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence. Olive Garden added cookie butter cake to its dessert menu. The layer cake subs out frosting filling for cookie butter, sports an additional caramel drizzle and will run you $9.99 and 540 calories per slice. How you’ll have room for this raging diabetes The restaurant plans to showcase its Tastes of the Mediterranean menu, with dishes under 600 calories like shrimp scampi. Olive Garden still sells classics like lasagna and its $6.99 lunch of unlimited soup, salad and bread sticks. of the Mediterranean” menu that began rolling out across 800 restaurants in the Olive Garden chain in late January. It’s a new menu featuring entrees under 600 calories that include Chicken Margherita, Linguine di Mare, Chicken Piccata and Shrimp .
For more, visit TIME Health salad and bread you want at Olive Garden for 49 straight days. But taking advantage of the offer has its downsides—perhaps up to 113,190 of them. That’s the number of calories you would likely consume if you were to The new menu also has more chicken and seafood dishes with gourmet touches, prepared on a new flat-top grill for what Olive Garden says is “a more evenly cooked, tender and juicy taste.” It also has more dishes on its lower-calorie menu and tapas-style Pasta e Fagioli contains 180 calories, 6 grams of fat and 620 milligrams of sodium in each serving. Minestrone soup is the only vegetarian soup option on Olive Garden’s menu. It contains Northern beans, shell pasta and fresh vegetables, such as zucchini From Oct. 3 to Nov. 20 (49 days), the restaurant gave winners the chance to eat If you do the math, on the high end I ate roughly 45,000 calories of pasta alone. Each Olive Garden breadstick is 140 calories. Sixty-seven comes out to about 9,400 calories. .