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Olive Garden, again and again has proven it can serve up Healthy Dining menu choices with the best of them.  With a tasty new menu out, your taste buds have even more delicious dietitian picks to choose from.
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Olive Garden is about more than just serving guests eager to indulge in Italian classics.  Olive Garden restaurants are about bringing family to the table to talk, to laugh, to celebrate and maybe even to cry or yell a little over rich spaghetti and a glass of wine.  This family favorite restaurant builds upon its Italian roots year after year, holding true to classic dishes while also venturing into more modern Italian flavors and ingredients to keep the menu ever evolving for the guests eager to pull up a chair.  Holding true to this commitment, Olive Garden has recently added tasty new menu choices to tempt you.

You may think that an Italian restaurant known for its never-ending soup, salad, pasta and breadstick specials wouldn’t have a thing on the menu for a dietitian to love, but think again.  Olive Garden, again and again has proven it can serve up Healthy Dining menu choices with the best of them and it's new additions to the menu continue to prove just that. 

Here are some of the dietitian picks your taste buds will thank you for ordering at Olive Garden:

Pasta e Fagioli Soup
Pair this warm and hearty classic Italian soup with a crisp salad or side of veggies for a meal that’s loaded with nutrition.  White and red beans, ground beef, tomatoes and tubetti pasta are simmered in a savory broth and served hot and steamy to satisfy your hunger with loads of fiber and flavor.

Tastes of the Mediterranean: Linguini di Mare
Many Italian regions are known for their seafood and this menu choice highlights that tradition.  With shrimp and mussels sautéed with house made pomodoro sauce and whole grain linguini, this dish is a delicious blend of lean protein and whole grains.
Tastes of the Mediterranean: Chicken Piccata with Parmesan-Garlic Broccoli (Dinner Portion)
Imagine a sun-drenched coast while you enjoy this dish.  It includes satisfying grilled chicken topped with a lemon garlic butter sauce, sundried tomatoes and capers and is served with fiber rich parmesan-garlic broccoli. Now that’s a mouthwatering way to stay on track!
Tuscan Sirloin with Garlic Parmesan Broccoli and Mashed Potatoes (Dinner)
The meat-lovers aren’t forgotten at Olive Garden.  Lean beef choices like this sirloin cut can be a succulent addition to a healthy diet.  This grilled 11 oz sirloin is served with garlic parmesan mashed potatoes and garlic parmesan broccoli (request in place of parmesan crusted zucchini) for a decadently nutritious choice.
Gluten Sensitive: Rotini & Marinara with Grilled Chicken (Dinner)
Watching your gluten intake?  This gluten-sensitive option is made with house made marinara sauce tossed with gluten-free rotini.  Healthy Dining’s dietitians recommend adding grilled chicken to complete the meal with a little protein.

Olive Garden is ready to welcome you to the table for a Healthy Dining meal.  What are you waiting for?  Find these and all of Olive Garden’s Healthy Dining menu choices on their featured page here

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