Good Fortune at Panda Express

May 26, 2010

Since we started eating healthy, Gaetano has been asking us, "When are we going to Panda Express?" It's been over 3 months since we've been there and it used to be every Wednesday after we picked him up from Sylvan. He's shown a lot of improvement in his reading so we decided to reward him with a trip to Panda Express. He was thrilled!

Before going, I downloaded and printed their nutrition facts (PDF). There aren't many choices that meet my calorie requirements. Orange Chicken is my favorite item on their menu, and it was over. I opted for Broccoli Beef which is 150 calories. My son had the Beijing Beef, which is 850 calories!

The moral of this story is, if you are going to eat out and you're watching your calories, don't guess if you can print the nutrition facts. Don't just decide on one thing before you leave the house either. If they're out of an ingredient and can't make it, you will be stuck deciding without any information in hand. Bring the nutrition fact sheet with you because not all places have one printed and readily available.

I didn't eat the fortune cookie, but here it is...

Fortune: You and your spouse will be happy in life together.

Dan and I were pleased to see this since we're almost married. We've been engaged since September 2008, so a wedding is definitely in our future.

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