Seasons 52 – Healthy Dining

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Seasons 52 is a small national chain, and they have a great restaurant at South Coast Plaza.  They are known for healthy food, and no dish is over 475 calories (including full entrees with sides!).  They also have the most fantastic way of serving dessert.  Their mini indulgences come in double shot glasses, and are generally around 250-300 calories, with so much flavor that a few bites are completely satisfying.

Like most restaurants though, they add a lot of sodium for flavor.  I discovered that their full nutritional info is on line, and if you sort through the menu, you can build a very flavorful and still low sodium meal.

Today I had the Arugula and Portobello salad, with parmagiano and truffles – 160 calories, 324 mg sodium.  This was followed by the LoSo Cedar Planked Salmon, which comes with roasted potatoes, baby carrots, and asparagus.  The lower sodium seasoning on the perfectly cooked salmon was delicious.  450 calories, 518 mg. sodium.

The peanut butter chocolate swirl mini indulgence was 220 calories, only 148 mg sodium.

So grand total for a fantastic 3 course meal: 830 calories; 990 mg of sodium.  Most restaurant meals are triple in both categories!

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