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OMG Papa Gino's

Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 12:09 PM filed under Diet & Nutrition postings
My mother was kind enough to take me to lunch yesterday while we were running errands and we ended up at a Papa Gino's.  I glanced at the menu, searching for something that wouldn't spoil my dieting efforts, and found an eggplant parm panini.  I knew it would be fried and have a ton of cheese, but at least it was based on a vegetable.  Alas, alack, they were out of eggplant.  So I revised my choice to what I thought was a grilled chicken panini with a basil sauce.  When I pick up our order my panini is 6 inches long smothered in cheese and the chicken is fried (damn), but at least it's small, right?  I check the nutrition facts online when I get home - OMG!  My sandwich had 1080 calories and 2990 mg of sodium.  I was stunned and convinced there must be an error in their chart so I looked at some others - nope all of their sandwiches are that calorie laden (some only have 760 but still, they're very small and don't sound very tasty...).

Note to self - avoid Papa Gino's.

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