Food on the Run: Fazoli's

By , SparkPeople Blogger
This mid-western Italian quick serve family favorite restaurant chain is rolling out new healthier menu options. With a kid friendly focus, Fazoli's was recognized as one of the best family restaurants in the United States by Parent's Magazine. Now, health conscious parents can select from 15 new menu items including several under-400 calories. With a focus on value, Fazoli's aims to provide nutrient rich menu options for everyone while keeping the family budget in mind.
With no fried foods or trans fats, there are some better options to select when you visit a Fazoli's near you.

400-Calories or Less
Chicken Penne & Peppers (with whole-wheat pasta)
Calories – 340
Fat – 12 grams
Sodium – 920 mg
Carbohydrate – 37 grams
Fiber – 5 grams
Protein – 21 grams
Three Cheese Baked Ravioli
Calories – 340
Fat – 19 grams
Sodium – 940 mg
Carbohydrate – 26 grams
Fiber – 2 grams
Protein – 17 grams
Chicken Mushroom Alfredo Bake
Calories – 400
Fat – 17 grams
Sodium – 1,070 mg
Carbohydrate – 37 grams
Fiber – 2 grams
Protein – 23 grams
Pick Your Pasta
Ravioli with Marinara
Calories – 450
Fat – 15 grams
Sodium – 1,500 mg
Carbohydrate – 56 grams
Fiber – 6 grams
Protein – 22 grams
Spaghetti, Fettuccine, Penne, or Bowtie Pasta with Marinara Sauce
Calories – 560
Fat – 2.5 grams
Sodium – 970 mg
Carbohydrate – 111 grams
Fiber – 9 grams
Protein – 19 grams
Whole Wheat Penne with Meat Sauce
Calories – 680
Fat – 12 grams
Sodium – 1,640 mg
Carbohydrate – 113 grams
Fiber – 17 grams
Protein – 28 grams
Whole Wheat Penne with Marinara
Calories – 560
Fat – 2.5 grams
Sodium – 111 mg
Carbohydrate – 16 grams
Fiber – 17 grams
Protein – 40 grams

Pepperoni Stuffed Pizza Sticks
Calories – 280
Fat – 9 grams
Sodium – 560 mg
Carbohydrate – 35 grams
Fiber – 2 grams
Protein – 14 grams
Cheese Stuffed Pizza Sticks
Calories – 270
Fat – 8 grams
Sodium – 480 mg
Carbohydrate – 35 grams
Fiber – 2 grams
Protein – 14 grams
Toasted Ravioli Sticks (six)
Calories – 340
Fat – 8 grams
Sodium – 1,220 mg
Carbohydrate – 54 grams
Fiber – 4 grams
Protein – 14 grams
Breadstick (one each)
Calories – 100 (dry) / 150 (garlic)
Fat – 2 grams (dry) / 7 grams (garlic)
Sodium – 160 mg (dry) / 290 mg (garlic)
Carbohydrate – 20 grams
Fiber – 1 gram (garlic)
Protein - 3 grams        
Flatbread Pizza
Tuscan Chicken
Calories – 480
Fat – 17 grams
Sodium – 1,570 mg
Carbohydrate – 55 grams
Fiber – 4 grams
Protein – 26 grams
Chicken Broccoli Florentine
Calories – 500
Fat – 19 grams
Sodium – 1,440 mg
Carbohydrate – 53 grams
Fiber – 3 grams
Protein – 27 grams
Kid's Meals
Fettuccine Alfredo
Calories – 290
Fat – 8 grams
Sodium – 470 mg
Carbohydrate – 42 grams
Fiber – 2 grams
Protein – 8 grams
Spaghetti with Meatballs
Calories – 300
Fat – 7 grams
Sodium – 570 mg
Carbohydrate – 45 grams
Fiber – 3 grams
Protein – 12 grams
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Calories - 260
Fat – 4 grams
Sodium – 560 mg
Carbohydrate – 44 grams
Fiber – 4 grams
Protein – 10 grams

Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce
Calories – 220
Fat – 1 gram
Sodium – 330 mg
Carbohydrate – 43 grams
Fiber – 3 grams
Protein – 7 grams
What type of pasta do you love best?

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ELRIDDICK 8/6/2017
Thanks for sharing Report
Thanks! Report
USMAWIFE 6/5/2017
thank you Report
Thank you for including the sodium. So many of us need that information. Report
I'm diabetic, and all these choices are too high carb and too high sodium for my blood pressure. Sorry to rain on the Fazoli's parade. Report
I went to Fazoli's just the other day. I got the spaghetti with meat sauce. I actually made 3 meals out of the huge serving they gave me! I really like Fazoli's but I don't go there very often. Report
I would like to see one of these restaurants here. Report
They closed the Fazoli's in my neighborhood but as I travel, I enjoy the Chicken Penne & Peppers or any kind of chicken and./or cheese ravioli. I normally do not order spaghetti as it is something simple which I can make at home. The sodium count is quite high but you choose your battles! Report
To me Spaghetti is a "cheap" food, so I never waste money eating out at an Italian restaurant. I can cook spaghetti at home. Report
If I need a quick lunch, I get a kids meal spaghetti marinara. Calories in regular dishes may seem high but its also bc the portion is huge. I am a 6'1 female and find the kids portion plus two breadsticks to work for me. Report
Has anyone else done the math on the fat content? Not much low fat here! Stick to the spaghetti & marinera! Report
I thought had misread this article. I do not see this as a good menu for kids. Sodium and high calories. No Problem i doubt there are any in Maine. Report
Guess I'm not going to get to try it anytime soon. Nearest one to me is 500 miles away. Report
Awesome.. i usually eat Fazzolis while the hubby and grandkids do McDonalds..
i also order kids menu so i can feel good about something i do.. whooo hooo Report
I love wheat past. I love white sauce. I'll have to agree of all the meals to make at home, pasta is the easiest. Report
ugh Fazoli's food tastes disgusting your better off taking the 10 minutes at home and making your own pasta Report
Yep, that was my first thought...the sodium values are out of this world. Even the kids menus are pushing it...especially for kids. This is a start I guess. Not new to restaurants though. Here in our town we have an Applebee's on the south end of town and an Outback Steakhouse on the north end. Great food, but we call them the "north salt lick" and the "south salt lick." for a reason. =) Report
Whole Wheat Penne with Marinara certainly must have more Sodium than 111mg when you look at the high sodium counts on most everything else.
need to cut down on the sodium just a tad... Report
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