So many Americans are or have been obsessed with their carbohydrate intake when they try to lose unwanted pounds, avoiding things such as bread, cereal, fruit, and of course, pasta. However, a sensible diet is one that consists of a balance of a variety of all foods, including carbohydrates. One restaurant that is filled with this particular macro-nutrient is the ever-popular Old Spaghetti Factory.
If you take a closer look at their menu, you can find that there are several wise selections that make for an exceptional dining experience. Here you will see that it is possible to order healthier with the help of Old Spaghetti Factory nutrition information available in their menu.
To start things off, a house salad is nice, with either balsamic or fat free Honey Mustard as dressing (on the side). Another option is a bowl of Minestrone soup, which has only 60 calories and 1.5 grams of fat per serving, making it an excellent choice for healthy dining. Omit the customary sourdough loaf that comes with every order, and go right to the main course.
The Old Spaghetti factory offers whole wheat pasta, which you can substitute into any pasta dish. Pair it up with marinara sauce and ask for a side of grilled chicken to balance your carbohydrates. If you find the portions are rather large, simply ask for half to be pre-boxed upon serving. This will also keep the desire to overindulge at bay.
If you are a newly found member of the vegetarian world, then the Old Spaghetti Factory is perhaps your dining out paradise. With plenty of meat-free dishes to choose from, one of the most popular is Spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese and Brown Butter. At most locations this dish comes with an entree salad, which you can order as the chicken Caesar without chicken or choose a house salad.
Also available is the Lasagna Vegetariano, a plate of noodles packed with marinara sauce, roasted artichoke hearts, yellow squash, carrots, zucchini, mushrooms and various cheeses.
For sides, you can get the fresh broccoli or may start the meal off with the Olive Tapanade. This dipping sauce is made from olives, capers, garlic, oil, seasonings and lemon juice, and comes with grilled bruschetta.
If you have room at the end of your meal, you can try one of their scrumptious desserts, such as the Mud Pie or Italian Ice Cream Soda.
For the individual who suffers from Celiac disease, a wheat-intolerance allergy, the Old Spaghetti Factory offers a menu that is sure to please. Start with a house salad, (no croutons), and balsamic vinaigrette or creamy pesto for dressing. For the entree, they have gluten-free rice fettuccine, that can be ordered with marinara sauce, meat sauce, sauteed mushroom sauce, or the mitzithra cheese and brown butter.
Another dinner-only option is the Baked Chicken with a choice of these sauces.
For dessert there is the traditional Vanilla Spumoni ice cream. It is also recommended that gluten intolerance is specified when ordering.
The Old Spaghetti Factory Restaurant
Nutritional Information- www.osf.com/menu/nutrition.html
Gluten Free menu-www.osf.com/menu/gluten-free-menu.html