Macaroni Grill was one of only two restaurants in walking distance of our hotel while staying in Colorado Springs recently.
I’d never been, and being on a low carb diet it seemed like an ironic choice. I jokingly call Macaroni Grill “the carb capital of the world” lol. But I said “Sure! I can find something to eat just about anywhere 😉 ”
I actually enjoy trying out new restaurants and checking out their low carb options. I’ve been making a game of it. Surprisingly, Macaroni Grill had plenty of them!
On my first trip to MG (yes, I ended up going multiple times during that short stay -lol), I had the Grilled Salmon with Asparagus. It was melt-in-your-mouth delicious!!!
And while I was browsing over their dessert menu, just peeking mind you, I noticed they had a Ricotta Cheesecake…
I looked it up and it only has 34g carbs. They don’t break it down, so I am not sure what the net carbs are. Still, that is excellent for a low carb dessert!
I ordered it without the honey & lemon, and with a fresh strawberry instead (lowering the carb count even more).
Absolutely beautiful! I was instantly in love. 😀
It was so incredibly good. Not too sweet, but very rich and creamy. I felt an addiction coming on from the first bite. LOL.
I ended up having that low carb cheesecake three times in four days. The second trip, I went just for dessert. But on the third trip, I had dinner with friends. This time I ordered one of their pasta dishes – but with grilled vegetables in place of the pasta:
That’s chicken alfredo over grilled onions, zucchini and eggplant. It was so rich and so good. I’ll definitely be ordering this again, and trying other pasta dishes with the veggies instead.
That did it. I am now completely addicted! I’m on a mission. I would love to visit EVERY SINGLE MACARONI GRILL IN THE WORLD. 😀 I already have plans to have dinner there twice this weekend. Can’t wait!!
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Enjoy 😀 I know I did!