We tasted all six of the entrees.
Signature Sirloin with Garlic Herb Shrimp
Teriyaki Shrimp Pasta
Teriyaki Chicken Pasta
Grilled Shrimp and Island Rice
Grilled Dijon Chicken and Portobellos
Asiago Peppercorn Steak
They brought out a regular-size portion and explained the dish then brought each of us little sample plates to taste.
Teriyaki Shrimp Pasta – full portion.
Grilled Dijon Chicken and Portobellos – sample size
Me sampling. It’s such HARD work trying all this food. Ahem.
We also had the opportunity to sample their Skinny Bee drinks – all under 110 calories.
Skinny Bee Margarita
Skinny Bee Long Island Ice Tea
Skinny Bee Mojito
The Skinny Bee Margarita. Um, yes. I can vouch for this one.
Great portion sizes. They didn’t just give you less food. You’re definitely getting a full meal.
Good flavor. I like things spicy so a few of the dishes could’ve had a little more zing for my personal taste but overall they were pretty flavorful.
They’ll cook to order. They want to please and will make the dishes with adjustments to your liking. Keep in mind, though, that might change the nutritional information.
The Calorie Count. Definitely on the lower-side for most restaurant entrees.
The Not So Upside:
The sodium. Yup, it’s high, there’s no way around that, but I do think if its eaten in moderation – I don’t get out much – and you account for it in you daily totals it doesn’t have to be a deal-breaker.
The Teriyaki Shrimp Pasta, the Asiago Peppercorn Steak and the Signature Sirloin with Garlic Herb Shrimp. Oh, and the Skinny Bee Margarita. Yum.
You can find out more about the menu and the nutritional information here. Applebee’s isn’t a health food restaurant and they’re not claiming to be, but they are making healthier options – options that could help keep me on track to reaching my goals.
Winks & Smiles,
Disclaimer: I'm not a nutritionist or food expert. My food and drinks were courtesy of Applebee’s, but as always my thoughts and opinions are all my own.