Simple Swaps: Healthier Options at BJ’s Brewhouse
Nutrition
Morgan Medeiros MSc
March 22, 2018
0

There are healthier options at BJ’s Brewhouse. The 66th most popular family dining chain in the United States (per annual sales) is revered for its lineup of deep dish pizzas, burgers, and- of course- the famous pizookie.

While a pizza-sized cookie topped with ice cream is clearly not the stuff of nutrition dreams, there are a number of healthier options at BJ’s Brewhouse on the menu if you know where to look.

Below, we’ve detailed some menu items you’ll definitely want to avoid, plus a few healthier options at BJ’s Brewhouse.

Skip it: Two slices Medium Combo Deep Dish Pizza

A two slice serving of a deep dish combo pizza contains 660 Calories, 107% of the maximum recommended intake for saturated fat, and 77% of the maximum recommended intake for sodium

Skip it: Shrimp and Arugula Pita Tacos

Even though shrimp pitao tacos find themselves on the “Enlightened Entree Menu”, an order contains 790 Calories, 45% of the maximum intake for saturated fat, and 86%of the maximum recommended intake for sodium.

Skip it: Classic Burger

A classic burger with fries contains 1210 Calories, 200% of the maximum intake for saturated fat, and 122% of the maximum recommended intake for sodium.

Pick it: Asian Chopped Salad

An asian chopped salad contains 540 Calories, 27% of the maximum intake for saturated fat, and 60% of the maximum recommended intake for sodium. It’s one of the healthier options at BJ’s Brewhouse.

Pick it: Seared Ahi Salad

A seared ahi salad is another one of the healthier options at BJ’s Brewhouse. It contains 580 Calories, 45% of the maximum intake for saturated fat, and 57% of the maximum recommended intake for sodium.

Photo: ENLIGHTENED SEARED AHI SALAD bjsrestaurants.com

Morgan Medeiros is a certified nutritionist, holding a both a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition. Morgan completed her undergraduate education at Central Washington University, and her graduate education at Northeastern University. During her time as a graduate student, Morgan focused her area of expertise in health education, weight management, and behavioral change. Morgan has experience working in areas of nutritional neuroscience and disease prevention, obesity prevention, and weight loss. Morgan also works in areas of nutritional analysis and menu labeling for restaurants, where she is able to creatively bridge her interest in food culture and health education. In her free time, Morgan enjoys traveling, reading, writing, running, and spending time with her family and friends (including- most importantly- her dog, Clyde).

,

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *