What should you order at Red Robin if you’re conscious about your health? According to some nutritionists, the following are your best options:
Guac, Salsa, and Chips
Yes, this does come with 710 calories and 1,500mg of sodium, but it could be worse. After all, the NachO.M.G has 1,390 calories along with a whopping 4,740mg sodium. And you might even share this appetizer with your friends to cut down more on the calories and sodium.
With the Guac, Salsa, and Chips, you basically have tortilla chips with veggies. It doesn’t have a lot of saturated fat with just 7g, plus you’re getting plenty of fiber at 21g to help you feel full for a longer time. The avocado gets you some good and healthy monounsaturated fatty acids as well.
Keep It Simple Beef Burger
If you’re not a vegan and you want a burger that won’t load you up with calories, then you can just Keep It Simple. You’re still getting plenty of protein at 34g, but you limit your intake to 530 calories, 9g of saturated fat, and 760mg of sodium. All the other burger options come with more saturated fat and sodium.
You’re getting 1g of trans fat, though, but overall, this is not a bad choice at all.
With this option, you’re increasing your protein consumption to 40g. But you’re only getting 560 calories along with 13g of saturated fat and just 890mg of sodium.
This is the pick you should opt for if you want plenty of toppings for your burger. You get those toppings that add to the overall flavor, with lots of protein, a moderate level of saturated fat, and low carbs at 22g. You still get 1g of trans fat as well, but at least this order automatically comes with a salad instead of some “bad for you” fries.
Red’s Tavern Double
You need to be careful with the Tavern Burgers at Red Robin. If you make the mistake of picking The Big Pig Out, you’re loading yourself with 1,080 calories, 23g of saturated fat, 2g of trans fat, 26g of sugar, and 1,810mg of sodium.
Instead, go with the Red’s Tavern Double instead. Among all the Tavern burgers, this option gets you the lowest saturated fat (14g), sugar (8g), and sodium (1,160mg). It only comes with 590 calories. The 1.5g of trans fat isn’t as bad as the 2g in The Big Pig Out, though admittedly it’s still bad.
Eating salmon is generally a healthy option, and that’s also true here at Red Robin. The 410 calories aren’t that bad at all, and you’re only getting 6g of saturated fat with zero trans fat. You even limit the sodium intake 670mg, while you’re still getting 33g of protein.
Eat some salmon every now and then, as it’s good for your heart.
The sodium level here is somewhat of a concern at 1,500mg, so you may want to be mindful of your salt intake for the rest of the day. But it’s still the lowest sodium level among all the croissants here.
You also just get 680 calories, and that’s the lowest calorie level among all the croissant options. And to make it even healthier, forgo the steak fries and order a side of Freckled Fruit Salad instead.
Red’s Chili Chili
This is what you should order if you’re in the mood for a soup at Red Robin. All the bowls of soup here are heavy with salt, so don’t be surprised by the 1,400mg of sodium. But you’re limiting yourself to only 400 calories, and you’re also taking in 30g of protein.