January 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // Jacksonville – Authentic Southern barbecue may not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of dieting, but thanks to the recent debut of its Healthy Choices menu at Woody's Bar-B-Q locations throughout the United States – the concept of a diet may have just gotten a whole lot easier to swallow. Consisting of everything from Starters that weigh in at 300 calories or less to Dinner Entrees that cap out at a sensible 800 calories, the Healthy Choices menu is sure to be met with rave reviews from barbecue fans who have listed "lose weight" at the top of their New Year's resolutions.
"Slow-smoked meats and fresh vegetables have always been at the heart of the Woody's Bar-B-Q concept," explains Yolanda Mills-Mawman, co-founder of Woody's Bar-B-Q. "With the rise in popularity of so many low carb and low calorie diets, our Healthy Choices menu proves an excellent fit. While not everything on our menu is fair game for those seeking to eat healthier, there are plenty of menu items that align with a well-balanced diet. Our tried and true fans who wish to pursue a more wholesome diet during their visit to Woody's Bar-B-Q may have to forego our Chili Cheese Fries and desserts, and opt instead for choices such as our Carolina Pulled Pork and Brunswick Stew."
A sampling of Woody's new Healthy Choices Menu includes:
Starters (300 Calories or Less)
Awesome Squash, Corn Nuggets, Okra and Brunswick Stew
Salads (400 Calories or Less – dressing not included)
Bar-B-Q Turkey or Pork, 3-Meat Salad, Mesquite Grilled Chicken Breast, Chicken Tenders Salad and Southwest Salad
Sandwiches (500 Calories or Less – includes one Healthy Choice Side)
Classic Bar-B-Q Pork or Turkey, It's A Turkey Wrap, It's A Pork Wrap, and Mesquite Grilled Chicken Breast
Lunches (600 Calories or Less – includes two Healthy Choice Sides and one slice of Toast)
Signature Baby Back Ribs, Classic Bar-B-Q Pork or Turkey, Carolina Pulled Pork and Loaded Mesquite Grilled Chicken Breast
Dinners (800 Calories or Less – includes two Healthy Choice Sides and one slice of Toast)
Classic Bar-B-Q Pork or Turkey, Carolina Pulled Pork, Boat Rockin' Shrimp, and Signature Baby Back Ribs & Shrimp
Sides (100 Calories or Less)
Green Beans, Tossed Salad, Corn Cobettes, Okra and Tomatoes, Collards, Turnip Greens, and Steamed Squash
Woody's Signature Dressings and Sauces are also included in the Healthy Choices Menu. For example, a 2-ounce serving of Woody's Blue Cheese or Chipotle Ranch weigh in at about 150 calories or less, while a 2-ounce serving of Woody's Tangy Mustard, Smokin' Hot, Carolina, and Southern Sweet Sauces are a reasonable 75 calories or less.
"Our tagline at Woody's Bar-B-Q is: The Secret's In The Tastin'," insists Mills-Mawman. "We don't believe you have to sacrifice flavor in order to pursue a healthier lifestyle. You simply have to make good choices. We hope our new Healthier Choices Menu helps our patrons do just that."
To view the Woody's Bar-B-Q Menu in its entirety, read up on Nutritional Information and Weight Watcher Points for additional menu items, and find the closest Woody's Bar-B-Q location, interested parties are encouraged to visit www.woodys.com.
After opening their first Woody's Bar-B-Q in 1980, partners Woody Mills and Yolanda Mills-Mawman have spent the past three decades setting the "bar" higher for great Southern Bar-B-Q. From the humble beginnings of just one location in Jacksonville, Florida, a shared passion for Bar-B-Q, and a dog-eared collection of recipes, Mills and Mawman have grown the Woody's Bar-B-Q brand to locations reaching from the Deep South where Bar-B-Q is king to the Northeast and Western fronts. Perhaps best known for their legendary melt-in-your-mouth slow-smoked Signature Baby Back Ribs, Woody's has also built quite a following among patrons with their secret recipe Bar-B-Q sauces and meats, as well as their freshly prepared side dishes.
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