Dinner Under 550 Calories at Applebees {Giveaway}

This post is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy.  While a gift card was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% honest.

My husband began his healthy lifestyle journey in July of 2012 and he has made amazing progress.  A year and a half later, and he has lost 75 pounds and managed to maintain all of the changes.  I could not be more proud of his accomplishments and I know he is an inspiration to many others.

While he is no longer trying to lose weight, he does continue to eat much better than years gone by.  Going out to eat can certainly be a challenge with so many tempting options.  His solution?  Avoid restaurants.  But with our busy lifestyle, sometimes eating out is our only option.  After I heard about Applebee’s Unbelievably Great Tasting & Under 550 Calories menu, I knew we would have to give it a try.

The menu has been carefully crafted by Applebee’s executive chefs to include a full menu of dishes – such as the new Weight Watchers-endorsed Roma Pepper Steak and the new Savory Cedar Salmon.  They use savvy cooking techniques to add robust flavors without the extra calories.  We recently visited our local Applebee’s in order to give it a try!

We happened to visit on a Tuesday night when Kids Eat FREE! Score!  Hubby and I asked specifically for the Under 550 menu as we didn’t want to be tempted by other options. Of the five options, I decided on the Creamy Parmesan Chicken while hubby ordered the Napa Chicken and Portobellos.

Both of our dishes smelled great when they arrived the table.  It was hard to believe that the generous portions were really under 550 calories!  The Parmesan sauce on my chicken was really, really good and hubby’s sauce was the perfect mix of savory and spicy.  Needless to say, we both cleaned our plates.  But the best part was that we were genuinely full for under 550 calories.

Ready to test it for yourself?  An Applebee’s gift card would be helpful, right?  Fortunately, I have one right here to give one of my lucky readers.  Enter below:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Comments

  1. rich morris says:

    i would like to eat the Signature Sirloin with Garlic Herb Shrimp meal.

  2. Creamy Parmesan chicken!

  3. Christie Kammerer says:

    I would want the roma pepper steak.

  4. Tracy Melhinch says:

    Napa chicken and portabellos

  5. Mya Murphy says:

    I would have to go with the Napa chicken and portabellos!!

  6. Adrienne Gordon says:

    Creamy Parmesan chicken.

  7. Tari Lawson says:

    I would like to try the LEMON PARMESAN SHRIMP.

  8. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d love to try the Napa Chicken & Portobellos

  9. I’d like to try the Lemon Parmesan Shrimp.

  10. Kimmy Ripley says:

    The Creamy Parmesan Chicken looks and sounds amazing!

  11. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to try the Roma Pepper Steak from Applebee’s under 550 menu.

  12. I’d like to try the Napa Chicken & Portobellos

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  13. Creamy Parmesan Chicken

  14. maleficent m says:

    ooh i would like to try the chicken parmesan.

  15. I would pick the savory cedar salmon!

  16. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I would love the Signature Sirloin with Garlic Herb Shrimp. Thank you!

  17. Barbara Montag says:

    I’d love the Napa Chicken & Portobellos – thank you.

  18. Katie Roch says:

    I would love to try the SAVORY CEDAR SALMON off the under 550 menu.

  19. I think the Lemon Parmesan Shrimp look amazing. Congrats to your husband! That’s a great accomplishment!

  20. I actually tried something on their 550 menu the other day. Next time I would love to try the Savory Cedar Salmon.

  21. I want to try the Napa Chicken and Portobellos.

  22. I would try the Creamy parmesan chicken

  23. I would like to try the Savory Cedar Salmon

  24. I want to try Roma Pepper Steak.

  25. April Brenay says:

    I’d love to try the Napa Chicken & Portobellos

  26. I’d love the Savory Cedar Salmon

  27. Terri Egelund says:

    I would like to try the Lemon Parmesean Shrimp…looks delicious.

  28. The Savory Cedar Salmon sounds too good to pass up!

  29. Bethany C. says:

    I would like to try their cedar salmon.

  30. Mary Casper says:

    Napa chicken and portabellos sound yummy

  31. Creamy Parmesan Chicken sounds like it would be really good.

  32. Charlene Drake says:

    I would like to try the Roma Pepper Steak . Sounds/looks good.

  33. I would try Savory Cedar Salmon

  34. i’d like to try the lemon parmesan shrimp.

  35. I’d love to try their Roma Pepper Steak

  36. I think I would like the Napa chicken and portabellas the most. Though I would like to try the Skinny Bee Margarita too.

  37. Tracy L Davis says:

    I like the savory cedar salmon

  38. Michelle C says:

    The Roma Pepper Steak sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  39. Rebecca Peters says:

    I really want to try the salmon.. yummy

  40. Savory Cedar Salmon for me please.

  41. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I want to try the savory cedar salmon

  42. Sue Ellison says:

    I want to try the Lemon Parmesan Shrimp.

  43. I’d like to try the Savory Cedar Salmon. It looks delicious with the potatoes and veggies.
    Thank you!

  44. I would like to try the Napa Chicken and Portobellos. It looks so good; I would not have guessed that it was under 550 calories.

  45. ellen beck says:

    I would love to try theur Savory Cedar Salmon.

  46. I’d like to try the lemon parmesan shrimp.

  47. Roma Pepper Steak sounds awesome!!

  48. Would love to try their Savory Cedar Salmon

  49. Jessica To says:

    I want to try the Creamy Parmesan Chicken.

  50. I’d love to try the LEMON PARMESAN SHRIMP

  51. Mary Happymommy says:

    The savory cedar salmon sounds good.

  52. The lemon Parmesan shrimp for sure,
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  53. the lemon parmesan shrimp looks delicious!

  54. Savory Cedar Salmon

  55. Napa Chicken & Portabella sounds yummy

  56. Brittney House says:

    I would like to try the lemon Parmesan shrimp.

  57. Thomas Murphy says:

    I want to try the Roma Pepper Steak

  58. lemony parmesian shrimp for me and the savory salmon for hubby

  59. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    I want to try the ROMA PEPPER STEAK.

  60. I would like to try the creamy parmesan chicken.

  61. The savory cedar salmon

  62. deanna hanson says:

    the napa chicken

  63. Rebecca Graham says:

    I want to try the Roma Pepper Steak.

  64. I would like to try the Roma Pepper Steak.

  65. Wild Orchid says:

    I would really love to try the Savory Cedar Salmon!
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    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  66. I want to try the Savory Cedar Salmon

  67. I would like to try the savory cedar salmon.

  68. I want to try the roma pepper steak

  69. I’d like to try the CREAMY PARMESAN CHICKEN.

  70. heather eg kaufman says:

    Roma Pepper Steak looks yummy!!

  71. Maria Malaveci says:

    The Roma Pepper Steak ♥

  72. lemon parmesan shrimp

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  73. The creamy parmesan chicken looks good

  74. the Roma Pepper Steak sounds amazing!

  75. i wanna try the Roma Pepper Steak

  76. I would really like to try the Roma Pepper Steak

  77. Stephen Saunders says:

    I have to go with the roma pepper steak too! ^_^

  78. Michelle Weaver says:

    I would love the parmesan shrimp.

  79. rachel travis says:

    Napa Chicken & Portabella

  80. Peggy Johnson says:

    Savory Cedar Salmon

  81. Tracie Trump says:

    I would love to try the roma pepper steak!

  82. I would love to try the Lemon Parmesan Shrimp.

  83. Jennifer T. says:

    I’d love to try the Napa Chicken and Portabellos.
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  84. Savory Cedar Salmon sounds yummy.

  85. joanne major says:

    I would like to try the roma pepper steak

  86. Monique Rizzo says:

    The Lemon parmesan shrimp.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  87. Wanda McHenry says:

    The Savory Cedar Salmon looks delicious!

  88. Joseph Stowell says:

    The Napa Chicken & Portobellos are mouth watering!

  89. roma pepper steak.

  90. The Savory Cedar Salmon for sure.

  91. Brutus Duffy says:

    I would choose the Roma pepper Steak.

  92. the roma pepper steak

  93. Creamy Parmesan Chicken would be my choice

  94. i want to try the savory Cedar Salmon

  95. I would like to try the Roma Pepper Steak. Thank you!!

  96. I love salmon so the Savory Cedar Salmon would be my pick

  97. i have become quite fond of salmon so the cedar salmon sounds great

  98. Katherine H says:

    lemon parmesan shrimp

  99. Stephanie Ann says:

    I’d love to try the Savory Cedar Salmon.

  100. Susan Christy says:

    Savory Cedar Salmon sounds delicious!!

  101. danielle Marie says:

    the lemon parmesan shrimp looks amazing.

  102. I would like to try the Roma Pepper Steak.

  103. sarah hirsch says:

    creamy parmesan chicken

  104. I’d love to try the salmon dish!

  105. CREAMY PARMESAN CHICKEN looks amazing!

  106. I’d most like to try the Napa Chicken & Portobellos
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  107. nannypanpan says:

    the lemon parmesian shrimp

  108. Allison Downes says:

    I want to try the Roma Pepper Steak. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  109. I have never been to applebees, however, the Roma Pepper Steak looks like it would be so yummy.

  110. I love steak and tomatoes so the Roma Pepper Steak would be my pick.

  111. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I’d Like To Try The Roma Pepper Steak.

  112. I’d love to try the Napa chicken and portabellas. Thanks for the chance.

  113. lori clark says:

    napa chicken and portbellas

  114. Susan Chester says:

    My mouth is watering for the Savory Cedar Salmon. Yum!

  115. I’d like the lemon parmesan shrimp.
    Thanks for the contest.

  116. The creamy parmesan chicken looks to kill for!!!

  117. I would love to try the lemon parmesan shrimp. Sounds incredible!

  118. Peggy Johnson says:

    Lemon Parmesan Shrimp

  119. Terra Heck says:

    I’d like to try the Savory Cedar Salmon. Thanks.
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  120. I was not able to follow Applebee’s on Twitter for some reason.

  121. Diane Baum says:

    I want to try the romba pepper steak

  122. I would like to try the Creamy Parmesan Chicken.

  123. Patricia Hess says:

    Roma Pepper Steak sounds really good!!

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    thank you

  124. I want to try the Lemon Parmesan Shrimp.

  125. Susan Smith says:

    The Creamy Parmesan Chicken

  126. I would love to try the Lemon Parmesan Shrimp

  127. The Napa Chicken & Portobellos sounds delicious!

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  128. I would love to try the Napa Chicken and Portobellos.

  129. ReggieMann says:

    I would like to try the Lemon Parmesan Shrimp

  130. That Roma Pepper Steak looks good!

  131. I’d like to try the Savory Cedar Salmon

  132. I’d like to try the Savory Cedar Salmon.

  133. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I want to try the Napa Chicken & Portobellos or the Creamy Parmesan Chicken.

  134. I want to try the SIGNATURE SIRLOIN WITH GARLIC HERB SHRIMP.

  135. roma pepper steak

  136. Elizabeth Ray says:

    I love shrimp, so I have to say the lemon Parmesan shrimp.

  137. I would love to try the Roma Pepper Steak. It looks delicious!

  138. Christina Sparks says:

    I like the SIGNATURE SIRLOIN WITH GARLIC HERB SHRIMP

  139. T hey all sound amazing but I can’t wait to try the Napa chicken and portabellas

  140. I want to try Napa Chicken and Portobellos.

  141. Troy Tyszkowski says:

    The Roma Pepper Steak sounds pretty good!

  142. I want to try the Savory Cedar Salmon.

  143. I would like to try the Savory Cedar Salmon.

  144. creamy parmesan chicken

  145. The creamy parmesan chicken looks the best to me and I love the side dishes it comes with!

  146. I love sweet peppers so I would like to try the Roma Pepper Steak entree.

  147. The Romba pepper steak would be good.

  148. The Roma Pepper Steak looks good

  149. I would like to try the Creamy Parmesan Chicken

  150. RICHARD HICKS says:

    I want to try their Savory Cedar Salmon dish!

  151. The Roma Pepper Steak

  152. I would like to try the Creamy Parmesan Chicken.

  153. Rebecca Lock says:

    I want to try the Savory Cedar Salmon.

  154. joseph gersch says:

    i would love the Savory Cedar Salmon

  155. Karen Drake says:

    I would like to try the Creamy Parmesan Chicken like you had, it sounds delicious.

  156. the SAVORY CEDAR SALMON looks so good

  157. christina m givens says:

    Napa Chicken and Portabellos sounds so delicious

  158. Jennifer Dunaway says:

    The NEW CITRUS LIME SIRLOIN looks really yummy.

  159. I want to try the Napa Chicken & Portobellos

  160. Paula Tavernie says:

    The Citrus Lime Sirloin!!

  161. I would pick the creamy parmesan chicken

  162. tina reynolds says:

    The Savory Cedar Salmon sounds really really good

  163. Tara Woods says:

    I would try the signature sirloin with garlic herb shrimp.

  164. I’d pick the creamy parmesan chicken

  165. susan smoaks says:

    i want to try the Signature Sirloin with Garlic Herb Shrimp. i am tony l smoaks on rafflecopter.

  166. Creamy parmesan chicken looks great!

  167. Mary Cloud says:

    The Savory Cedar Salmon
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  168. Terry Cross says:

    I’d like to try the SIGNATURE SIRLOIN WITH GARLIC HERB SHRIMP

  169. I’d love to try the SAVORY CEDAR SALMON

  170. Lemon Parmesan Shrimp

  171. Karrie Millheim says:

    I would love to try the CITRUS LIME SIRLOIN

  172. Jaime Cummings says:

    The Citrus Lime Sirloin looks delicious!

  173. Savory Cedar Salmon

  174. Definitely Signature Sirloin with Garlic Herb Shrimp

  175. I’d like to try the Signature Sirloin with Garlic Herb Shrimp!

  176. the savory cedar salmon

  177. natalie yeoman says:

    i would really like the Creamy Parmesan Chicken

  178. angela cunningingham says:

    Creamy Parmesan Chicken

  179. I’d like to try the creamy parmesan chicken.

  180. sheri blessing says:

    I would like to try the creamy parmesan chicken.

  181. I’d like to try the Napa Chicken & Portobellos

  182. I would like to try the Creamy Parmesan Chicken. Thank u for the chance to win. 🙂

  183. Vikki Billings says:

    I would love to try the New Chicken & Shrimp Tequila Tango

  184. I want to try the Quesadilla Burger

  185. Danielle Wood says:

    I want to try the roma pepper steak

  186. I’d like to try the Napa Chicken & Portobellos.

  187. I’d love to try their Signature Sirloin with Garlic Herb Shrimp

  188. Beverly Metcalf says:

    They all sound really good. I probably would choose the Napa Chicken and Portabellos, because I like chicken and mushrooms. Thanks.

  189. would lvoe to try the cedar salmon sounds delish

  190. Kim Parrott says:

    I’d love to try the SIGNATURE SIRLOIN WITH GARLIC HERB SHRIMP

  191. janna johnson says:

    cedar salmon

  192. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    The Savory Cedar Salmon

  193. The creamy parmesan chicken sounds yummy

  194. I would like to try the Creamy Parmesan Chicken.

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