Quick Bites: La Madeleine

We are back with another installment of our Quick Bites series by reviewing La Madeleine. For further explanation on what we look at when reviewing the menu, check out our original Quick Bites post on Chick fil A. As we have learned by reviewing other places, it is important to analyze the menu to determine the healthier options. As dietitians, our goal is to provide you the tools to make more informed decisions when eating out! Remember, these are just suggestions and there may be items that I have not listed that are acceptable within reason.

www.lamadeleine.com

www.lamadeleine.com

Breakfast

Petit Déjeuner category

Choose: Oatmeal cup or bowl- 60 to 120 calories, 1-2.5 grams total fat,  0 grams saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 0-1 grams sugar
*For toppings: Choose almonds and fresh fruit, Avoid additional sugar and dried fruit

Choose: Smart Choice Omelette with Baguette – 270 calories, 2 grams total fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 1,060 mg sodium, 2 grams fiber, 2 grams sugar, 21 grams protein

Choose: Spinach Mushroom Tomato Omelet – 320 calories, 3 grams total fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 1, 160 mg sodium, 4 grams fiber, 8 grams sugar, 24 grams protein

Avoid: French Country Breakfast with Bacon or Sausage – 1,080 calories, 76 grams total fat, 36 grams saturated fat, 3.5 grams trans fat, 1,790 mg sodium, 5 grams fiber, 6 grams sugar, 36 grams protein

Avoid: Cinnamon French Toast – 1,270 calories, 38 grams total fat, 23 grams saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 780 mg sodium, 220 grams carbohydrates (!!), 7 grams fiber, 132 grams sugar (!!), 18 grams protein

Lunch and Dinner

Soups
*Although there are not really any “healthy” soup options from La Madeleine, there are some that are better than others.

Choose: Cup French Onion soup – 100 calories, 4 grams total fat, 1.5 grams saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 1,210 mg sodium, 1 gram fiber, 3 grams sugar, 3 grams protein

Avoid: Tomato Basil Soup, all sizes (cup, bowl, large)- 270- 710 calories, 25- 67 grams total fat, 16- 43 grams trans fat, 0.5- 2 grams trans fat, 300- 810 mg sodium, 9- 25 grams carbohydrates, 1-3 grams fiber, 8- 21 grams sugar, 2-5 grams protein

Salads:

Choose: Wild Field Salade, Entree Size without chicken- 190 calories, 18 grams total fat, 1.5 grams saturated fat, 130 mg sodium, 8 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 2 grams sugar, 3 grams protein
* This is also a great side option (cafe or petite size) or add chicken for a complete meal

Choose: Fruit salade, cup- 60 calories, 0 grams total fat/saturated fat/ trans fat, 15 grams sodium, 16 grams carbohydrate, 1 gram fiber, 14 grams sugar, 1 gram protein

Avoid: Tomato Basil Pesto Pasta Salade, regular – 790 calories, 57 grams total fat, 7 grams saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 1,460 mg sodium, 60 grams carbohydrate (!!), 4 grams fiber, 5 grams sugar, 16 grams protein
*Avoid the cup size as well

Avoid: Chicken Caesar Salad, Entree Size – 800 calories, 60 grams total fat, 11 grams saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 1,610 mg sodium, 27 grams carbohydrate, 6 grams fiber, 3 grams sugar, 42 grams protein

Sandwiches
*Although there are not many “healthy” sandwich options from La Madeleine, there are some that are better than others. If possible, order a half sandwich and choose a side salad for a healthier meal.

Choose: Chicken Salade Croissant – 680 calories, 48 grams total fat, 15 grams saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 1,060 mg sodium, 44 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 7 grams sugar, 21 grams protein

Choose: Tuna Salade Croissant – 590 calories, 37 grams total fat, 13 grams saturated, 0 grams trans fat, 910 mg sodium, 38 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber, 7 grams sugar, 28 grams protein

Avoid: Chicken Parisien – 1,010 calories, 52 grams total fat, 16 grams saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 1,880 mg sodium, 83 grams carbohydrate, 6 grams fiber, 2 grams sugar, 52 grams protein

Avoid: Turkey Bistro – 890 calories, 42 grams total fat, 13 grams saturated fat, 0 trans fat, 2,560 mg sodium, 79 grams carbohydrate, 6 grams fiber, 4 grams sugar, 50 grams protein

*Highest saturated fat, trans fat and sugar- Croque Monsieur

French Classiques/ Entrees

Choose: Chicken la Madeleine with Rice Provencal and Steamed Broccoli – 580 calories, 24 grams total fat, 12 grams saturated fat, 0.5 grams trans fat, 1,620 mg sodium, 55 grams carbohydrate, 6 grams fiber, 6 grams sugar, 37 grams protein
*Substitute the rice for a wild petite salad for a meal with less calories and carbohydrates

Choose: Roasted Salmon and Dill Sauce – 720 calories, 38 grams total fat, 11 grams saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 1,280 mg sodium, 49 grams carbohydrate, 5 grams fiber, 8 grams sugar, 44 grams protein
*Substitute the rice for a wild petite salad for a meal with less calories and carbohydrates

Avoid: Quiche Florentine- 1,010 calories, 84 grams total fat, 48 grams saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 1,180 mg sodium, 55 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fiber, 2 grams sugar, 18 grams protein

Avoid: Quiche Lorraine- 1,020 calories, 82 grams total fat, 47 grams saturated, 0 grams trans fat, 1,530 mg sodium, 53 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 2 grams sugar, 23 grams protein

Avoid: Beef Bourguignon- 990 calories, 63 grams total fat, 21 grams saturated fat, 4.5 grams trans fat (!!), 2,160 mg sodium, 52 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams fiber, 11 grams sugar, 50 grams protein

Talk to us! What other places do you eat at and would like us to review? We are here to help!

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