Healthier Options at Chain Restaurants
Photo By: Leigh Beisch ©2011, Leigh Beisch
For calorie-appropriate portions, look for Applebee's Unbelievably Great Tasting & Under 550 Calories or Weight Watchers®-endorsed dishes. There are several items — including Signature Sirloin with Garlic Herb Shrimp or Weight Watchers® Grilled Jalapeno Lime Shrimp (pictured) — on this portion of the menu that all clock in at under 550 calories. The steak dishes are high in saturated fat (7 to 8 grams) and all are high in sodium, but that's to be expected. If you're ordering off this menu, go for the Chicken Tortilla Soup or Chicken Noodle Soup and half of a Seasonal Berry and Spinach Salad.
By Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D..