Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Healthy Version of Cheesecake Factory Shrimp Bacon Club

Last week I went to Cheesecake Factory and had a half of the Shrimp Bacon club (thank God only half)! Later I went home and researched the calories, and found that it has 1,645 calories, 20g of fat!! That is OVER my calories I need for one day, and it is just dinner! Yes, I only ate about 800, but it got me thinking, this tastes amazing, I am sure there is a healthier version I could create! So here is what I created, let me know if you try it and have your own comparison!

Healthier Version of Cheesecake Factory Shrimp Bacon Club
2 slices wheat bread (180 cal)
1 1/2 slices cooked bacon (about 75 cal)
About 3 oz. cooked shrimp (about 100 cal)
Spinach (I'd say 0 cal)
1/2 Tomato (10 cal)
BBQ sauce for spread 2 tbsp. (30 cal) *I used Stubb's, has no high fructose corn syrup!
This total comes to 395 calories for the sandwich.


I also made potatoes to go with it, and I HAVE to share my potato recipe as well:

2 medium potatoes (any kind work)

1. Heat oven to 420 degrees.
2. Slice potatoes into small squares or triangles.
3. Place potatoes onto 13 x 9 or whatever you have (make sure you spray it with cooking spray)
4. Season potatoes with salt, pepper, and anything else (I use garlic salt or paprika)
5. Put in oven for 25 minutes, then flip and reseason.
6. Put back in oven for another 25 minutes or till crisp to your desire!
1 potato is 163 calories (Source: USDA)

All in all, if you make this sandwich and potato for dinner, it will be 558 calories total. That sounds WAY better than that crazy 1648 number, and I'm sure it is less sodium and fat as well!


Enjoy and BE Healthy!!!

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