The Elephant Bar is a chain restaurant that brings together European, Asian and American flavors. The result is delicious food and a satisfied stomach. The Elephant Bar has a huge menu. On the menu there are some good and not so good choices. Here are some of the healthy choices at the Elephant Bar.
That artichoke dip sure sounds delicious. However, it has 1300 calories and 87 grams of fat. Instead, try the Vietnamese shrimp spring rolls. These have 380 calories, ten grams of fat and 580 grams of sodium.
Surprisingly, many of the salads are quite fattening. In fact, all of the large salads have between thirty and sixty grams of fat. The two best side salads are the side garden salad and the side iceberg wedge. Without dressing, the calories count for the garden salad is fifty and it has 1.5 grams of fat. The wedge salad has 150 calories and seven grams of fat. Try these salads with one of the fat free dressings. The ranch has 30 calories. The honey dijon has 45 calories and the lemon herb has only 10 calories.
Soups are a hearty way to have a flavorful meal without too many calories. Try the Thai Style Chicken and vegetable with two pita chips for 170 calories, seven grams of fat and 710 mg of sodium.
Sandwiches and Burgers
As far as calories go, the best sandwich is the French dip. Without sides, this has 510 calories and seventeen grams of fat. The best burger is the garden burger. It has 520 calories and 16 grams of fat.
When choosing sides for a sandwich or burger, stick to the ranch beans, steamed brown rice or steamed white rice. All of these have around 200 calories and less than four grams of fat.
Go to the lighter side portion of the menu for some healthy picks. Try the Japanese Ahi rice bowl with brown or white rice. The brown rice version has 650 calories and ten grams of fat. The white rice one has 700 calories and nine grams of fat. The next best choice is the Macau shrimp and rice noodle soup. This has 400 calories, fifteen grams of fat and 1390 mg of sodium.
Things to avoid
There are more fattening items than non-fattening items at Elephant Bar. With that being said, avoid the entire global menu, wok kitchen and dessert menu. Steer clear of the Kona BBQ ribs. This has over 2000 calories, 157 grams of fat and 4280 mg of sodium. Also, avoid the global sampler platter. This has 2560 calories, 163 grams of fat and 4540 mg of sodium.
For more nutritional information, go to elephantbar.com.