As I’m sure many of you might have heard, Applebee’s Restaurant has launched a new line of DEEEEE-LICIOUS new Weight Watchers Menu Items! (Applebee’s refers to them as their “Under 550 Calories Menu”) Currently, the nutritional information isn’t available online, BUT the calorie count for each dish is available at all California Applebee’s Restaurant locations. Well, guess who’s located in CA, folks? That’s right…ME! As soon as I heard about the arrival of these fabulous new dishes, I ran on over to the nearest Applebee’s and gave them a try. I took my friends, and we each got one of the new Weight Watchers meals. And I made sure to snag the calorie counts while I was there too! Read on to get the scoop for each dish!
Ok, here’s the skinny on Applebee’s new meal items. It’s pretty much impossible to get the Points values, because Applebee’s doesn’t list the fat or fiber grams in their meals, but I’m working as hard as I can how to find this out. So I’ll keep you posted if I make any headway.
Grilled Dijon Chicken & Portobellos (450 calories) – Grilled chicken topped with portobellos, roasted red peppers, cheddar cheese, and a Dijon sauce. Includes steamed herb potatoes and a side of veggies.
Spicy Shrimp Diavolo (500 calories) – Shrimp, spicy tomato-basil sauce, veggies, and whole-wheat pasta sprinkled with parmesan cheese
Asian Crunch Salad (490 calories) – Greens, sugar snap peas, roasted red peppers, and cucumbers, topped with grilled chicken, sliced almonds, and an Asian vinaigrette dressing
Asiago Peppercorn Steak (390 calories) – Grilled sirloin with cracked peppercorn and melted cheese, served with sides of veggies and potatoes
Grilled Shrimp & Island Rice (290 calories) – Skewers of seasoned shrimp over tropical rice, with a side of veggies