…Isn’t exactly the easiest thing to do.
But yesterday, to celebrate a friend’s birthday and the end of the year for the amazing Thursday team at Fordham Nightly News, I was at Applebee’s.
This is NOT the easiest menu to navigate, but the restaurant makes it a little easier with their “Under 550 Calorie” and Weight Watchers options. My problem is that 1) low calorie does not equal low fat and 2) these dishes are so salty.
Fortunately, their Teriyaki Chicken Pasta was actually pretty good. It was from their “Under 550 Menu” and only had 8 grams of fat. It was just super salty. But, hey, I guess the flavor has to come from somewhere.
Image via www2.marketwire.com.
Of course, it didn’t look as good as the picture makes it out to be, but you get the idea.
One really disappointing thing about Applebee’s: NONE of their appetizers are low fat enough for me to eat. Zero. But, in all fairness, Applebee’s never really claimed to be healthy..
Bottom line: Stick with the entrees only (no appetizers, no dessert) and the diet menu when, and if, you go.