As a rule, we don’t really go to fast-food and fast-casual chain restaurants to get a healthy meal. For seafood fans, it’s enough to note that seafood is generally considered a healthy alternative to meat from land animals and poultry. You generally get fewer calories, much less fat, more vitamin B-12, and more omega-3s if you go with seafood. You can eat fish everyday and still be healthy, and you can’t say the same thing about red meat.
Of course, it still depends on which seafood you get, and how the dish is prepared. Some types of seafood dishes come with too many calories, and you also have sodium to consider.
So, what should you order if you’re ever at Bonefish Grill? If you’re prioritizing your health, then perhaps you should make these visits a daily occurrence. And when you do visit a Bonefish Grill restaurant, you may want to stick to the following items:
Regular Size Ahi Tuna Sashimi for Your Starter
The appetizers at Bonefish Grill, as a group, aren’t really super-healthy, to be honest, unless you’re making it your main dish. Pair with a salad or a few of the healthier sides, and it can work as a meal.
But as a starter, it’s the best of a bad lot. It contains 340 calories, which may be a bit too much for an appetizer if you’re trying to lose some weight. And if your doctor has put you on a low-sodium diet with maybe 1,500mg as your limit for the day, then the sodium content with this appetizer isn’t all that appetizing. It contains 2,200mg of sodium, which is almost the RDA for people who aren’t on a low-sodium diet.
Still, it can get a lot worse, like with the calamari’s 1,230 calories and 2,600mg of sodium. Besides, the Regular Size Ahi Tuna Sashimi has only 3g of saturated fat, no trans fat, and 35g of protein to make you feel sated. And if you share the appetizer with a buddy, it’s not really a problem anymore.
Bonefish House Side Salad
It’s annoying when you realize that a salad isn’t automatically a healthy choice. But it is a healthy choice if you go with the Bonefish House Side Salad. You’re limiting the intake to just 240 calories, and the 370mg of sodium is positively terrific. You’re also getting only 1.5g of saturated fat and no trans fat.
In addition, of those 240 calories, 170 of the calories come from the fat. You can get the calorie intake even lower by getting the dressing on the side, so you’re able to control how much of it you’re adding to the dish. Control the dressing, control the calories.
Ahi Tuna Steak
A single order comes with only 240 calories, so it works for those who are trying to lose weight. And with its mere 160mg of sodium, it’s also great for those with high blood pressure. It has just 1g of saturated fat and no trans fat, and its mild flavor is also great. And you’re also getting a hefty 46g of protein, for muscle-building and for that sated feeling to keep you from overeating.
Try this with some lemon butter or lime tomato sauce, and you’re fine.
The Mahi Mahi costs around $19.60, so it’s a great deal all around. You’re getting just 250 calories, 2.5g of saturated fat, and no trans fat. The 730mg of sodium isn’t all that bad, and it comes with 42g of protein. With its somewhat mild and sweet flavor, it’s a terrific choice.
Georges Bank Scallops and Shrimp
If you’re not up for fish, then try this item instead. Put some lime tomato garlic sauce on the side plus a couple of steamed seasonal veggies, and you’re ready to go.
This particular order has only 250 calories, 1.5g of saturated fat, and no trans fat. The 1,040mg of sodium isn’t really low, but it’s not too high, either. Plus, you’re getting 38g of protein.
6-ounce Filet Mignon
What if, for some bizarre reason, you visit Bonefish Grill and somehow, you’re not in the mood for seafood? It might happen, but if it does, you can still go healthy with this filet mignon. It comes with just 240 calories, 4g of saturated fat, no trans fat, and 41g of protein. It’s also low on sodium with just 320mg.
Green Beans as Your Side Dish
You can’t go wrong with seafood and green beans, as these veggies offer a nice crunch to go with just 50 calories. It also contains only 1.5g of saturated fat, no trans fat, and just 115mg of sodium. Heck, order another serving of these beans if you’re still hungry afterwards.
Seasonal Pumpkin Creme Brûlée as Your Dessert
Actually, if you’re health-conscious, then you might want to avoid dessert if you’re at Bonefish Grill. But if you’re determined to indulge, get this order and share it with a friend. It comes with 410 calories, and just 140mg of sodium. But it also has 22g of saturated fat and 34g of sugar, which aren’t exactly healthy numbers. But again, it can get a lot worse!