January 27 2010
Outback Steak House Dining Options
Outback has several healthy options that can fit on anyone’s fitness plan. We talked about mentioning restaurants that had options and allowed for easy modifications so here is another to add to the list!
No worries… You can have steak and seafood, as long as you order right!
6 oz. Outback Special with Fresh Seasonal Veggies and Half a Sweet Potato (All Without Butter)
Steak ‘n sweet potato… and just the right amounts. Add a pile of veggies and you’ve got a filling meal (plus half a potato to take home)!
Keep in mind to order lean cuts (loin, chops, New York, Flank, Top Sirloin) and stay away from the fattier cuts such as Ribeye or Prime Rib.
Eat It! Lobster Tails with Fresh Seasonal Veggies and Half a Sweet Potato (All Without Butter)
Appetizer: Seared Ahi Tuna
4 servings of 108 calories, 6g fat, 467mg sodium, 3g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 7g protein
–ask for sauce to be removed to cut those extra calories, who is really only going to eat 1/4 of the small appetizer!?
You can always go for the small order — 162 calories and 10.5g fat. Just add a side of veggies or a salad, and this shared starter could become a great meal!
Entrée: Grilled Chicken on the Barbie with Fresh Seasonal Veggies (Both Without Butter)
(my favorite!! or you can do it with shrimp or grilled scallops!)
-KEY IS NO BUTTER!!
A FEW POINTERS…
OUTBACK is super easy to modify and they are really flexible with modifications! You can order any lean protein meal (shrimp, chicken, fish) just ask for no butter and extra steamed veggies. 🙂
-Beware of the Mustard Vinaigrette and fat-free Tangy Tomato dressing. Mustard Vinaigrette has 285 calories and 29 grams of fat per serving, and even the Tangy Tomato has close to 100 calories per serving.
-Use oil and vinegar on the side and never go for their premade dressings!
-When you do order a house salad, ask for it without the croutons or cheese.
-Another note, their “SWEET POTATO” IS ACTUALLY A “YAM”!!! Those Aussie’s don’t know any different!
Hope that Helps!