Friday, October 06, 2006

Roly Poly Review

Thought I would review one of my favorite casual restaurants in Lexington. Roly Poly is a sandwich/wrap restaurant. They have a huge variety of wraps available, over 50, and almost all of them are healthy. The nutritional data is available on all of their selections. They have a lot of unique combinations. One of my favorites is the Turkey Applejack. It contains turkey breast, melted jack cheese, apple butter, bacon, onion, mushrooms, basil mayo, and it is lightly grilled. SOOOO tasty. And it is only 8 points for a regular wrap. According to my weight watchers guide, all of the wraps at Roly Poly are between 4 and 8 points. Chris' current favorit is the Delhi Chicken (curried chicken salad, fresh basil mayo, cashews, spicy thai sauce, avocado, lettuce, tomato and sprouts). It has 7 points. For all of you in Lexington, the Roly Poly is behind the Liquor Barn on Harrodsburg Rd. Follow the road right next to Liquor Barn back to the Kroger. The Roly Poly is the in shopping center in front of Kroger. I would be absolutely EXSTATIC if they built a Roly Poly at the Brannon Crossing shopping area. I would be eating there all the time.

edited to add: Well I blogged before I read by email. I subscribe to a daily newsletter from Hungry Girl. She regularly reviews "diet" products and sends "tips and tricks for hungry chicks". I regularly find good advice and new products from her site. This is what was in today's email.

Think a little pasta dish here and there can't do any damage? Noodle THIS...

Ruby Tuesday - Baked Chicken & Broccoli Pasta (not including bread or dipping sauce served on the side) has a completely INSANE 2,119 calories, 135 grams of fat and 53 POINTS (if you count)! This disaster of a dish consists of pasta tossed with Parmesan cream sauce, fried chicken breast and marinara sauce, which is then smothered with Parmesan-Romano and Swiss cheeses and baked. Um, yikes.

Chili’s - Cajun Chicken Pasta isn't exactly diet-friendly. With its cajun-seasoned chicken, penne pasta and creamy alfredo sauce, it racks up 1,460 calories and 75 grams of fat. Oh, it also manages to pack in 5,800mg of sodium. That's just scary.

Macaroni Grill - Spaghetti & Meatballs w/Meat Sauce is the most offensive pasta dish we've ever come across. How a simple dinner of spaghetti and meatballs can manage to pack in 2,270 calories, 115g of fat, 5,330mg of sodium and 206g of carbs is perplexing to us. Seeing these stats scared us so much we may never step foot inside a Macaroni Grill again.
Now, I knew the pasta wasn't the best thing for you, but I honestly had no idea it was this bad. Now we know why most restaurants won't include their nutritional info. NO ONE would eat this crap if they knew how HORRIBLE it was in regards to calories, fat, sodium and carbs.

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