This is the third and final post from the “Dine Out with a Dietitian” series, and it was during my Wednesday night dinner at Main Street, Hamra. I must say I’m a little biased towards this pub because I’ve had a lot of great memories there, and I have to say the food keeps bringing me back there!
I was already hungry when we arrived so I might have stretched out our order, but since my fiance and I were sharing, it turned out well.
This is their complete menu – as you can see they have “light” options pointed out, so when in doubt at any restaurant – just go for the “light” section because obviously this would be the lighter option, however, it might NOT be LOW in calories; just LESS calories.
Our picks for the night were:
Salmon Salad, Tuna Sandwich, and Goat Cheese Salad.
We split the goat cheese salad first, which already comes with balsamic vinegar and has the exact amount of cheese necessary.
Then I consumed my OH-SO-DELICIOUS salmon salad – personally I skipped the sour cream to cut out on fat, and asked for extra lemon tidbits instead. The salmon salad comes with toast as well, but I only had very little of that. I made sure to eat all the greens that came with it EVEN though I had already had half a salad. My fork bite consisted of a small salmon piece with an even smaller bread piece, capers and a lemon tidbit – YUM!
I might have taken a bite from my fiance’s tuna sandwich (just a single bite I promise, it was just too good to resist!) but I won’t really count that! What I particularly like about the tuna sandwich is that it doesn’t contain mayo, and I am not a big fan of mayo, and it comes in brown baguette with a side of SALAD not fries!
let’s estimate* a few of these calories
Goat cheese salad: around 250-300 calories
However since we split it, that’s approximately 150 calories/person! NICE!
Salmon salad: around 350-400 calories (60 calories for 2 tablespoons sour cream)
So my total calorie intake for the night (though honestly I couldn’t finish the entire salmon salad because I was stuffed on green leafy vegetables, but assuming I did) = ~500 calories!
A delicious and filling meal for 500 calories or under at a restaurant? YES IT’S DOABLE!
I hope this past week has offered SOME guidance on how to make better choices when dining out – please do keep them in mind this weekend and HAVE FUN! It’s what the dietitian recommends 😉
*it’s an estimation because I don’t know exactly the method of preparation and quantities. My calories might be a bit exaggerated because I prefer to add than subtract, in general.
P.s: This is NOT a paid ad or endorsement of MAIN STREET – just my personal opinion and preference.