Can I Eat Low Sodium at Bob Evans
It’s been a while since I have eaten at a Bob Evans. They aren’t local to me in Minnesota. I used to eat at them when I would travel for business, and mostly for breakfast or for a chicken dinner. This has been one of my most requested restaurants to hack their menu to find out the answer to can I eat low sodium at Bob Evans? So I dove into their menu to see what I could find. I was thrilled that it looks like they update their menu information seasonally so I could include some of their seasonal menu as well for this spring.
Remember as always, the rules for an item to make our can I eat list is that it must fit easily into the USDA recommended daily allotment of 2300 mg a day. Also, it has to have enough items to fit into a heart healthy range as recommended by the American Heart Association, and the Mayo Clinic of 1500 mg per day. So basing a meal on 1/3 of our daily recommended intake, a meal has to fit into 500-750 mg range. I also don’t consider it if it is only found on the kids meal (I don’t think that is very dignified for us to be restricted to). Typically it needs to consist of an entree and a side to qualify as a meal. All of the information I used for this can be found on the Bob Evans website nutritional info found here.
So here then is the list of what we can eat:
From their Seasonal Menu (Good for Spring 2016 – the rest of the menu is their standard year-round info):
If you are only there for a pastry and some coffee:
- The blossoms – Chocolate Cherry 390 mg, Cherry 410 mg, & Caramel Pecan is 490 mg.
- Cherry Cheesecake is 310 mg
- Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut Cookies 240 mg each.
- Double Crust Apple Pie – 420 mg a slice.
- Kid’s Cherry Streusel Sunday – 115 mg.
Regular Breakfast Options (Year-round menu):
- 2 eggs – fried 370 mg, basted 370 mg, scrambled 520, or egg lites at 240 mg.
- sides – Grits 150 mg, Fresh fruit 5mg, or a plain english muffin for 220 mg.
- Oatmeal (Steel Cut)- 150 mg for a cup and 310 mg a bowl.
- Grits 150 mg a cup and 270 mg a bowl.
- Blueberry Crepes (1) 340 mg
- 3 egg Omelet (plain) 240 mg
- Veggie Omelet is 430 mg
Lunch & Dinner:
- A Farmhouse Garden Salad (no dressing) is 130 mg, with Colonial Dressing 300 mg, with Balsamic Vinegar 310, and with Raspberry Vinaigrette 220 mg.
- A cup of Chicken Noodle Soup with 2 Saltines is 390 mg
- The Blackened Sirloin is 450 mg
- The Grilled Salmon Fillet is 70 mg
- A baked potato is 25 mg
- Broccoli is 25 mg
- Glazed Baby Carrots are 110 mg
- The Garlic Herb Butter (could be added to the salmon) is 80 mg.
Everything else on the menu is pretty much over 1500 mg per item, and many approach 3500 mg. I was really saddened to see that nothing on the Senior’s Menu is under 1300 mg. That is just so wrong! Is there anything I missed at Bob Evans? Let me know in the comments.