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Bahama Breeze is a Caribbean inspired restaurant that completely embraces the theme. They serve tropical drinks and dishes full of fresh and unusual tastes. The islands are full of tropical vegetation and that is apparent in the focus of the meals.
The islands of the Caribbean have a special way of cooking that comes from the diverse cultures that have live there. The Carib and Arawak Indians, Spanish, British, French and Dutch settlers have all contributed to the cuisine of the Caribbean. Africans, Indians, Chinese and travelers from the United States have also put their touches on the style of cooking known as a Caribbean style, which is really a mismatch of many cultures, combined it all works.
Bahama Breeze nutrition information is available in full on their website. This disclosure makes it easy to find something that will fit into your particular dietary needs.
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Healthy Choices at Bahama Breeze
Caribbean food can be quite healthy with its strong influence on fruits and vegetables, spices and cooking methods. Try the Crab, Shrimp, Mango and Avocado Stack w/ honey-red pepper drizzle. At 250 calories with only 6 grams of fat this chilled appetizer has like the name suggest, jumbo lump crabmeat, chilled shrimp, fresh avocado and apple-mango salsa. This may be a better choice for someone watching their weight than perhaps the Island Onion Rings which pack a 1910 calories and offer a solid 116 grams of fat and have a 2140 sodium count.
A good dinner choice is the Margarita Chicken with roasted corn salsa. This authentic Caribbean style meal has 310 calories and is a little more reasonable diet wise than the Jerk Chicken Pasta with it's 1430 calories. There is even a steak that because of it's creative preparation comes in at well under 500 calories, the Wood-Grilled Top Sirloin Steak w/cheese and peppers.
You may want to stay away from the Cuban Sandwich especially if you have to watch your sodium count. The 2450 mg of sodium and 1130 calories this could be a dangerous meal for certain people. The Mayo Clinic warns that people who are sodium sensitive who consume an excess of sodium, increase their risk for high blood pressure, kidney and cardiovascular problems.
You can even order a sweet drink and stay on a diet at Bahama Breeze, choose the Kiwi slushie for a sweet treat at only 120 calories and 0 fat grams, or the Virgin BahamaRita for 160 calories and 0 fat, a kiwi, strawberry and mango delight.
Before heading out to dinner, check the website for detailed Bahama Breeze nutrition information so you can make an informed decision on your meal and still enjoy the Caribbean style food.
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Bahama Breeze Website - http://www.bahamabreeze.com/menus/see_whats_new/default.asp
Bahama Breeze Nutrition Information - http://www.bahamabreeze.com/menus/nutrition/nutrition_lunch.asp
Mayo Clinic - Sodium: Are you getting too much? - http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sodium/nu00284