Swap it! Healthier Cheesecake Factory Options
Morgan Medeiros MSc
May 27, 2018

swap healthier Cheesecake Factory optionsThe Cheesecake Factory is loved for its vast menu and indulgent dessert lineup. With options spanning from salads to large plates and steaks, it seems only logical that there must be a few healthier Cheesecake Factory options, right?

Unfortunately, The Cheesecake Factory has somehow succeeded in creating an enormously high Calorie menu across nearly every category, making little room for healthier Cheesecake Factory options. Perennially, The Cheesecake Factory ranks in the Top 3 Highest Calorie restaurants, as ranked by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and Eat This, Not That.

Keep in mind that, while The Cheesecake Factory is notoriously high-Calorie, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t options available!

While none of the options below are healthy or Calorically appropriate on a regular basis (most contain upwards of an entire day’s worth of Calories), choosing the slightly slimmer option will ultimately pay off.

If you’re looking to order a slightly lighter meal the next time you dine at the land of the neverending menu, we’ve got some easy swaps below for healthier Cheesecake Factory options.

What’s your favorite dish? Looking for a swap? Comment below for recommendations!


Skip: Chinese Chicken Salad- 1760 Calories

Pick: Chicken Caesar Salad- 1500 Calories

Skip: Pasta Carbonara- 2010 Calories

Pick: Cajun Jambalaya Pasta- 1260 Calories

Skip: Seared Ahi Tuna- 1090 Calories

Pick: Seared Tuna Tataki Salad- 490 Calories

Skip: Bang Bang Chicken and Shrimp- 1340 Calories

Pick: Vietnamese Shrimp Summer rolls- 570 Calories

Skip: Veggie Burger (does not include fries)- 1240 Calories

Pick: Old Fashioned Burger (does not include french fries)- 1010 Calories

Skip: Chicken Madeira- 1140 Calories

Pick: California Chicken Guacamole Salad- 990 Calories

Skip: Vegan Cobb Salad- 1070 Calories

Pick: Super Antioxidant Salad- 840 Calories

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).

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