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Q: I am trying to find calorie information for the stir-fry meal offered today, which consisted of all the vegetables, plus a mixture of all three sauces. Then instead of putting it over rice or noodles, it was placed on top of a bed of romaine lettuce. Thanks! - A customer
A: The exact calories are difficult for me to determine, but by replacing rice/noodles with lettuce you saved about 200 calories (rice and pasta have about 200 calories per cup and lettuce is considered a free food - basically calorie free). I am not sure of the volume of sauce you put on the stir-fry, but the clear chili garlic sauce contains fewer calories than the coconut sauce – about 50 calories less per tablespoon. Overall sounds very healthy, lots of local veggies, delicious and filling. - Regards, Jillian
With a vast educational background and more than 20-plus years of experience at ARAMARK, Registered Dietitian Jillian Wanik aptly answers a myriad of questions through “Ask a Dietitian,” an email initiative available to customers at more than 30 ARAMARK-managed business and industry clients.
Now in its second year, “Ask a Dietitian” answers customer questions on everything from weight loss, diets and improving health to how to find recipes and get information on particular foods at a customer’s particular company cafe.
Feedback on the program has been extremely positive.
“Customers really appreciate having this resource,” she said. “It helps reinforce the ARAMARK brand. Not only do we have innovative food and beverage options, we’re also able to provide this additional service with a personal touch that really helps to reinforce our commitment to be a health and wellness leader.”
Jillian Wanik, MS, RD, CSSD, CNSD, CD/N is a Registered Dietitian, a certified Nutrition Support Dietitian, a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and a Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist. She’s a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, certified by the State of Connecticut, a member of the Sports and Cardiovascular and Wellness dietitians practice group and Dietitians in Nutrition Support. She also is pursuing a doctorate in clinical nutrition. She consults with ARAMARK's Higher Education and Business Dining clients and her ARAMARK experience has also included nutrition counseling and support for athletes competing at several Olympic Games.