March is National Nutrition Month. MultiCare and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department are celebrating by getting local restaurants to serve "more nutritional" dinners throughout the month.
Here's how their Web site, Pierce County Gets Fit, says the "more nutritional" meal deal works:
MultiCare dietitians partnered with participating restaurant's chefs to select an existing menu item and tailor it to make it more nutritional.Program guidelines state that the item must be no more than 600 calories, less than 1,000 mg of sodium and include two servings of vegetables or one vegetable serving with a high-fiber side. Less than 30% of total calories can come from fat and less than 10% of total calories from saturated fat.
... when you order the featured Get Fit entrée, you'll get more than a great-tasting meal that meets cardiac and dietary guidelines. You'll get a free guest pass to workout at any Tacoma-Pierce County YMCA. If you're already a Y member, just present your card and you'll receive 10% off the price of the featured menu item.
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Meanwhile, back on the side of the scale where many people seem to prefer to eat in happy libertarian abundance, downtown Tacoma's Sea Grill starts a special month-long menu tonight: The Cult of the Crab.
Crab risotto, crab linguine and Dungeness au gratin with Reggiano-Parmigiano and cream sound worth the calories. The bisque with Johnny Walker and Spanish sherry might cure a cold.
Sea Grill: 1498 Pacific Ave., suite 300, Tacoma; 253-272-5656.