Steak N Shake Menu Nutrition
Hello beautiful people – let’s check out some Steak N Shake Menu Nutrition, and see what kind of delicious, fulfilling, amazingly healthy stuff we can find to eat! Well, like they say – 2 out of 3 ain’t bad.
I’ve researched pretty much every item on Steak N Shake’s menu, and there’s not much there in the way of healthy eating. Notice I didn’t say tasty eating, I said healthy! For the purpose of being fair, this article will not even include their burgers, fries, hot dogs, or anything that’s obviously terrible for you (and yet sometimes so worth it, as we all know too well). We’ll focus on 3 items that seem like better choices from the outset, and see how good we can do when we’re limited to Steak N Shake Menu Nutrition (only because our friend dragged us there while we insisted that a nice tofurky sandwich and a kombucha was what we really preferred).
Steak and Shake Nutrition Chart
First on the list – a piping hot bowl of Steak ‘n Shake Deluxe Chili! Billed as “Our Genuine Chili with diced, fresh onions and shredded Cheddar ’n jack cheese,” it sounds innocent enough – chili has meat, which is protein; beans, which are also protein; cheese is protein; onions are good antioxidants… It’s sounding more & more like something you might find in the Atkins diet, right? Well, let’s look a little closer. Here is the data:
Cal. From Fat 670
Total Fat 74 g
Cholesterol 165 mg
Sodium 2560 mg
Carbohydrates 81 g
Dietary Fiber 20 g
Sugars 5 g
Protein 61 g
We don’t have to get too deep into that information to see the problem – 1200+ calories? That’s way over half of what your daily intake should be, especially if you’re female. 670 calories from fat alone! That’s like melting 1/3 cup of Crisco AND DRINKING IT! I’m sorry, but chili is not that good! Huge cholesterol numbers, WAY too much sodium for a day (2300 mg is max). The net carbs (Carbs minus Fiber) is 61, which is also way too high. This chili is nothing short of a horrendous choice, if you’re trying to eat even slightly healthy. It is cheap though, so there’s that. You might try a cup instead of a bowl, which is slightly less offensive. But it’s only a cup!
Steak N Shake Nutrition Facts
Okay let’s not dwell too long on the negative – how about this next choice:
The Steak ’n Shake Grilled Chicken Sandwich, “A marinated, grilled chicken breast topped with crisp lettuce, vine-ripened tomato and mayo.” Sounds decent, actually. So, here come the digits:
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Not bad on the calorie side, only 370. Pretty low fat (that’s chicken for you), not bad on cholesterol, little high on sodium, or actually a lot high, but hey, it’s fast food. Kind of high carb count of 51 grams, especially considering there is ZERO fiber involved. Protein is okay. All in all, this might be one of the best choices on the menu. It’s still not great, because that sodium is almost half of your daily allowance, and this doesn’t even include the FRIES that come with it! And who’s gonna leave an entire order of Thin and Crispy Fries on the plate untouched (240 calories, 30 net carbs)? Nobody. Which brings this meal to a total of 610 calories and 81 carbs! And seeing how carbs turn to sugar, and sugar turns to fat… umm… Okay, you could actually replace the fries with a garden salad, which is about half the calories including a little dressing, if you think you have that kind of discipline!
Calories in Steak N Shake Food
Next, please! Speaking of salad, let’s try one of those…
Check out the Steak ’n Shake Grilled Chicken Salad. Officially, a “Marinated, grilled chicken breast served warm over our crispy lettuce blend, along with freshly grated carrots, red cabbage, diced tomatoes, Cheddar ’n jack cheese, croutons, and your choice of dressing.” Sounds delicious! And the numbers look like this:
Saturated Fat 3.5 g
Cholesterol 65 mg
Sodium 860 mg
Carbohydrates 30 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 26 g
Low on calories, low on fat, not bad on cholesterol, high sodium once again (you can’t eat low sodium at any restaurant, pretty much, especially fast food). Higher than I expected on carbs, with a net of 27, but I guess you could leave off the croutons & help that area. Good in protein – this is not a bad choice. But if you go to Steak ’n Shake & order a salad, you’re obviously there with someone who doesn’t care as much about their health as you care about yours, right? So you can survive – just go light on the dressing, which will most likely add 200+ calories. That means you’re now pushing 500 calories. Kinda high for a salad. Here’s a trick – try using salsa instead of dressing. The waiter will probably think you’re a little weird, but that’s happened before, I would venture to guess. I mean, you are reading an article about Steak ’n Shake Menu Nutrition! I’m just saying…
So, to recap:
Steak ‘n Shake Deluxe Chili Bowl
Horrible! Never eat it.
Steak ’n Shake Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Not horrible, but not the greatest either, unless you can bypass the fries – then, it’s not a bad option
Steak ’n Shake Grilled Chicken Salad
Probably the best choice on the menu, unless you can live with a 45 calorie Garden Salad. WE HAVE A WINNER!
So the actual Steak N Shake Menu Nutrition is pretty bad, overall; although we did find a couple things here that might not be terrible for you. Just remember, if you can EVER pick something that’s not fast food – a smoothie, apple w/ peanut butter, some greek yogurt even – you’re gonna be better off, and healthier in the long run. Fast food is, generally speaking, the downfall of good health in America.
So eat smart, stay healthy, exercise – and go ahead and splurge on some Steak N Shake Menu Nutrition every once in a while, if you have to. As long as you don’t make a habit of it!