Can I Eat Low Sodium at Red Lobster
Can I eat low sodium at Red Lobster? I’ll admit, I had very low expectations for Red Lobster. I was truly ready to consign them to the list of restaurants to avoid due to high sodium items on their menu. The majority of their dishes were coming in well over 2300 mg. of sodium. An entire day’s worth of sodium per the FDA recommendations for a healthy person. In fact the Crispy Calamari and Vegetables comes in at 4720 mg. Yep, more than 2 days worth of sodium in one meal. So, like I said, I had little hope of finding menu items, even on the kids menu that we could eat in a pinch.
For the most part, I found I was right on. You have to stay clear of any dish with “Feast” in its title. Sadly, the crab and lobster need to be skipped. Also any build your own combos have nothing that works for us. Remember, we are trying to build a meal that could include an entree, side, and drink for under 750 mg. The only way I could find to do this is from their fixed lunch and dinner items on the menu. You can find their nutrition info here.
Here is what I was able to find:
Under Fresh Fish:
A whole order of fresh salmon is listed at 210 mg and a half order is 180 mg
Under Quick Catches:
Grilled Shrimp Salad is 310 mg
Under Lunch Classics:
Blackened farm raised catfish lunch is 350 mg
Broiled flounder lunch 470 mg
Fried farm raised catfish lunch 440 mg
Sides that are safe:
Cheddar Bay Biscuits (1) 380 mg
Fresh asparagus 180 mg
Fresh Broccoli 35 mg
Garden Salad 140 mg (Their Dressings are all ove 200 mg per serving, so you could bring your own)
Wild rice pilaf 360 mg
If you have Walleye on your menu, getting it blackened is 260 mg and broiled is 105 mg.