Finding slimming meals at restaurants can be a little bit like finding a needle in a haystack at times. So our team took to the road and visited 5 eating establishments where we photographed some sample “good idea” meals.
IHOP was the first restaurant we visited, and with good reason. We started our day with breakfast!
Simple & Fit Menu
Recently, the restaurant chain changed their menu so that every Simple and Fit option (featuring meals under 600 calories) is highlighted in green on each page. Each menu page also has a green colored self help tip area on how to reduce fat and calories in each meal.
IHOP Fiber Finds
Here are our 3 favorite meals. They are all under 600 calories and feature more than 6g of fiber per plate.
3 Simple & Fit Seasonal Fresh Fruit Crepes
This meal featured fresh fruit, granola, yogurt, and 2 crepes. We didn’t have to change anything about this meal. It was perfect the way it came. And equally delicious. 580 calories, 7g fiber
Simple & Fit Vegetable Omelet with Fresh Fruit
This omelet featured spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms and onions. This meal was ordered straight off of the menu and we were happy with the way it was created. 320 calories, 8g fiber
Simple & Fit Blueberry Harvest Grain 'N Nut(R) Combo
The whole grain pancakes had actual blueberries in them and fresh bananas on top. However, we felt the meal needed a little fiber boost, since a lot of it came from a pancake batter - not a superfood. We requested a sautee of spinach and broccoli, and added it to the scramble. It was absolutely mouthwatering. 600 calories, 12g fiber
Do you have a favorite meal at IHOP? How can you see yourself powering it up?