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Pappadeaux is one such chain that I can never get tired of! Sure, they are a bit overpriced, but their quality and service more than make up for it (plus the huge portion sizes!).
If you’ve landed here, you are probably on a low-carb/keto diet and your seafood cravings are driving you nuts.
So what’s keto-friendly at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen?
You can enjoy most of the grilled seafood options such as Shrimp, Tilapia, Salmon, and Rainbow Trout. Avoid any rice or spaghetti squash and opt for green veggies on the side. You can also have the Gumbo in moderation without the rice.
Pappadeaux has a wide range of options that can be very tempting on a keto diet (especially the fried seafood!). But the truth is that only a small section of the menu is keto-compliant.
I have done my research, and now I’ll take you through all the keto items available at Pappadaux (So that you can order like a BOSS next time!).
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Pappadeaux is a brand of the Pappas Restaurants – a family owned and operated American chain present in over 90 locations in the US. I love the inviting atmosphere and open layouts of their restaurants (not to forget the scrumptious offerings!)
I happened to visit Pappadeaux Kitchen last week and fell in love with their fresh seafood and Louisiana-style delicacies.
But as soon as I sat down to order, I realised they don’t have a nutritional calculator on their website. That’s when I decided to write this guide for you guys!
You see, seafood is generally considered a low-carb cuisine. The caveat to this statement is that you do no ruin it with any rice, baked potatoes, or any creamy sauces.
And it’s not just about the sides and how you serve it. It’s also about how its prepared. For example, a 100g serving of grilled shrimp has almost zero carbs.
On the other hand, the same portion of a fried shrimp will cost you 20g of net carbs from your daily carb quota (thanks to all the breading).
So before we begin with our options, let’s see what you should totally AVOID on keto at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen:
Also, avoid going for the platters or any other pre-set meals. Because once you order and the plate arrives, our willpower often goes for a toss.
Let your friends order separately and you stick to your clean, low-carb options such as grilled shrimp, salmon, chicken, etc.
Without any further ado, here are all the low-carb options you can enjoy at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen.
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Note: The dishes given below range anywhere between 5-15g of net carbs. Since Pappadeaux doesn’t have an official nutrition guide on their website, it’s hard to measure the exact values.
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The soups are the biggest illusionist on the keto diet. You may wonder that all they contain is meat and veggies, then how can they be NOT keto-friendly?
The reason is simple, it’s the thickeners. They are usually flour-made and inflate the carb count of your stews/soups.
When dining at Pappadeaux on keto, make sure you go with the smaller portion i.e. cup size. The gumbos they offer also have rice by default. So ask your server to get rid of it.
Filet Mignon – It’s a 10 oz. filet, served with baked potato & broccolini. Nix the potatoes and you are good
Aged Beef Ribeye – Enjoy this 16 oz steak with a side serving of salad or broccoli (no potatoes)
Grilled Caribbean Lobster Tail – Again, ditch the potato and double down on broccoli or greens
Grilled Half Chicken – Marinated in garlic and rosemary, it makes for an excellent keto meal when paired with some broccoli.
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen is extremely keto-friendly if you follow the strategies discussed in this article. Not many restaurants offer such a wide variety of low-carb meals.
We could not obtain the exact nutritional data from Pappadeaux. All of the above options range from 5-15g of net carbs. So make sure you balance out your carbs throughout the day and respect your daily limit.
Happy Ketoing 🙂
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