Olive Garden Weight Watchers Smart Points for Lunch.

Olive Garden Weight Watchers Smart Points for Lunch.

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Olive Garden Weight Watchers Smart Points for Lunch – Updated for 2018 Freestyle

Ready for a handy list of Weight Watchers Smart Points for your next trip to Olive Garden? Yes? Well, I’ve got you covered. Not only can you check out my Weight Watchers points post featuring both Olive Garden and Chili’s, but you can scroll to see lunch options that work for Weight Watchers.  This will be one of those posts you’ll want to save for your next lunch date at Olive Garden. Or, put the title “Olive Garden Weight Watchers Smart Points for Lunch” in your phone so you can Google it later.

The data I used in my app was from Olive Garden’s Nutritional Guide. You can view it here:  https://media.olivegarden.com/en_us/pdf/olive_garden_nutrition.pdf

As I suspected, the calorie count  listed on the menu is not the end all as it pertains to Weight Watchers.  I’m not even sure it’s a start. It’s misleading, that’s what it is. A menu item with a low-calorie count can wreak your Weight Watchers points for the entire day. It can be listed as 300 calories, but have so many carbs, sugars and fat that it consumes your 30 Smart Points for the day. When you get a chance, check out how I typically budget my Weight Watchers Smart Points.

Hey, if you’re not on Weight Watchers formally, you can still use these Points as a guideline.  Most people who join get 30 Points a day. So, if you see something is 21 Points, you know it’s likely a terrible choice for someone on a weight loss path.

You see, Weight Watchers factors carbs, sugars, unhealthy fats and protein to configure the points values.  I love that it’s comprehensive in that way.  I also love that it’s flexible, efficient and easy to implement. Now, with my Weight Watchers list of Olive Garden’s lunch options – it’s even easier!

How Many Weight Watchers Points in Olive Garden’s Lunch

Watchers Points in Olive Garden’s Lunch Menu? 

Eggplant Parmigiana Bread Stick Sandwich
21 Smart Points
(I think what “does it” is the 320 calories from fat, not to mention the breadstick “bun”)

*Spaghetti with Meat sauce (mini pasta bowl)
11 Smart Points

Italian Meatball Bread Stick Sandwich
23 Smart Point
(I think the bread and the fat will get you into trouble here)

 

Calabrian Chicken Breadstick Sandwich (lunch)

16 Smart Point

 

Lasagna Classico

22 Smart Points

 

Grilled Chicken & Cheese Piadina (lunch)

21 Smart Points

 

Grilled Vegetable & Cheese Piadina

20 Smart Points

 

Fettuccine Alfredo Mini Pasta Bowl
26 Smart Points

*Shrimp Scampi
13 Smart Points

*Tilapia Piccata
12 Smart Points

Garden Taste of Mediterranean dinner Tilapia Piccata

8 Smart Points

*Chicken Piccata

7 Smart Points

 

Ravioli di Portobello (my favorite)
21 Smart Points
(no longer my favorite)

*Chicken Margherita (lunch portion)
10 Smart Points

 

Herb-Grilled Salmon
7 Smart Points

 

Rotini with Marinara
16 Smart Points

It’s clear to see which are the best options for our Weight Watchers journey.  In fact, I added an asterisk (*) to the best choices. You’ll notice that I only listed two piadinas because we can clearly see they are all pretty high – even the veggie version. Let me list some drink options for you. Olive Garden Weight Watchers Smart Points for Lunch are easy to find…if the restaurant shares their nutritional information.  I’m so glad Olive Garden has.

 

Olive Garden Salad-Weight Watchers Smart Points

The Famous Olive Garden Salad without Croutons is only
4 points with the dressing.  The app says it’s 1 Smart Point without dressing. Must be the croutons.

 

Breadsticks ring in at
4 points if you ask them to old the garlic butter spread.

 

Olive Garden Breadsticks
are 5 points with the spread.

 

Thirsty? Weight Watchers Points for Drinks at Olive Garden

Café Latte
7 smart points

 

Cappuccino
6 Smart Points

 

Raspberry Lemonade
6 Smart Points

Bellini Peach Raspberry Tea adds4 Smart points (be careful of refills…they can add up)

Want something sweet, go for Amaretto Tiramisu.  It’s only 10 Smart Points!

Note: When you see the “*” above, it’s a good option for lunch!

                                                                                                                            

Have you lost a significant amount of weight? How did you do it?

Did you exercise during the process or just watch your food intake? What worked for you?  I’d even love to hear about someone you knew who lost weight successfully. Share your knowledge, please!

 

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