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Yep, These Wonton Tacos Make The List Of Healthiest Menu Items At Applebee's

Women's Health Logo By Nikhita Mahtani of Women's Health | Slide 1 of 11: You know that feeling when you want to dine out, but don't feel like throwing on heels and a dress, but also don't want to order takeout...Not just me, right? Well those moments call for Applebee's, casual dining at its finest. Applebee's offers an array of American homestyle dishes, like four cheese mac & cheese, sirloin steak, a quesadilla burger, and more. Plus, it's totally acceptable to show up in your sweatpants, so what's not to love?But with so many tasty options on the menu, it can be pretty easy to overdo it. Yep, I 'm not ashamed to admit I've tried to eat the appetizer sampler all alone. That's why I asked a nutritionist for some advice about how to enjoy my Applebee's while still keeping things fairly healthy. “As long as you’re making smart choices and adding your fair share of vegetables and lean protein, there’s no reason why you can’t go out to eat and have a good time without derailing your health goals,” says Amanda Holtzer, RD.The fast casual chain actually has plenty of options to choose from whether you’re trying to lose weight, stick to your keto diet, or just generally eat better. One thing you should keep in mind, though, is the meal's sodium and saturated fat content. “The daily recommended limit of sodium is 2,300 mg per day, but many fast food items have way more than that,“ explains Holtzer. Too much sodium and fat is linked to serious medical conditions like heart disease and stroke. These nutritionist-approved items will make dining at Applebee's even more of a no-brainer. Talk about a win. Here are the 10 healthiest menu items at Applebee's.

You know that feeling when you want to dine out, but don't feel like throwing on heels and a dress, but also don't want to order takeout...Not just me, right? Well those moments call for Applebee's, casual dining at its finest. Applebee's offers an array of American homestyle dishes, like four cheese mac & cheese, sirloin steak, a quesadilla burger, and more. Plus, it's totally acceptable to show up in your sweatpants, so what's not to love?

But with so many tasty options on the menu, it can be pretty easy to overdo it. Yep, I 'm not ashamed to admit I've tried to eat the appetizer sampler all alone. That's why I asked a nutritionist for some advice about how to enjoy my Applebee's while still keeping things fairly healthy.

“As long as you’re making smart choices and adding your fair share of vegetables and lean protein, there’s no reason why you can’t go out to eat and have a good time without derailing your health goals,” says Amanda Holtzer, RD.

The fast casual chain actually has plenty of options to choose from whether you’re trying to lose weight, stick to your keto diet, or just generally eat better.

One thing you should keep in mind, though, is the meal's sodium and saturated fat content. “The daily recommended limit of sodium is 2,300 mg per day, but many fast food items have way more than that,“ explains Holtzer. Too much sodium and fat is linked to serious medical conditions like heart disease and stroke.

These nutritionist-approved items will make dining at Applebee's even more of a no-brainer. Talk about a win.

Here are the 10 healthiest menu items at Applebee's.

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