Weekend breakfasts at IHOP #breakfastlove

Tell your friends!Share on Facebook0Pin on Pinterest2Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+0Share on StumbleUpon0Buffer this pageShare on LinkedIn0Share on Reddit0Digg thisEmail this to someone

There is no question that sometimes it’s easier to go out to breakfast on a weekend morning. After a crazy week having the option to have someone else cook for you is pretty nice.

So off we went with the kids…

I’m a sucker for IHOP, and especially their International Crepes. So when we went there a few weeks ago, that was what I first looked at on the menu. Until I realized that IHOP now includes the calorie content on their menu items. My loved crepes with lingonberries? Over 1,000 calories for a serving!!! YIKES!!

The GOOD news is, this September IHOP expanded its under-600-calorie SIMPLE & FIT menu and other wholesome menu offerings like whole wheat pancakes, waffles and crepes. The SIMPLE & FIT choices even extend to the lunch/dinner and kid’s menus.

Some of their new menu choices include:

Super Fruit Oatmeal – A bowl of freshly-made toasted Quaker Oats, lightly sweetened with cinnamon sugar, and topped with a blend of five dried super fruits, including blueberries, dark cherries, cranberries, raisins and golden raisins. (290 Calories)

Super Fruit Oatmeal with Almonds and Walnuts – A bowl of freshly-made toasted Quaker Oats, lightly sweetened with cinnamon sugar, and topped with almonds, walnuts and a blend of five dried super fruits, including blueberries, dark cherries, cranberries, raisins and golden raisins. (330 calories)

Banana and Brown Sugar Oatmeal– A bowl of freshly made toasted Quaker Oats topped with fresh banana slices and served with brown sugar and milk. (260 calories)

Whole Wheat Pancakes Combo – Two Whole Wheat Pancakes topped with lightly sweetened blueberries and powdered sugar served with egg substitute and two strips of turkey bacon (460 calories)

Kid’s Whole Wheat Pancake Combo – One Whole Wheat Pancake topped with lightly sweetened blueberries and powdered sugar served with egg substitute and one strip of turkey bacon (230 calories)

Whole Wheat Waffle Combo – A Whole Wheat Waffle topped with lightly sweetened blueberries and powdered sugar served with egg substitute and two strips of turkey bacon (510 calories)

Whole Wheat Crepes – Two Whole Wheat Crepes filled with sweet cream cheese and topped with lightly sweetened blueberries and powdered sugar (380 calories)

So what did I choose? The Whole Wheat Pancakes (with blueberries) Combo. I asked the server to add a side of Turkey Bacon.
Simple Fit

The pancakes? Delicious! Having the sliced bananas on top gave them enough sweetness so I didn’t feel I “needed” to add any syrup. The egg substitute? Both my husband and I were pleasantly surprised at how good they were. The turkey bacon? Never ever ever again. Ever. I’ll take the extra calories. 🙂

Despite the total bacon fail, I loved that my family and I had a good, low calorie and delicious breakfast, while eating out, for under $30! That even included my husband and I getting orange juices! What a great value!

Want to try SIMPLE & FIT for yourself? I’m giving away a $50 gift card to one lucky winner! Woot! Enter to win on the Rafflecopter form below. Open to the US only and void where prohibited.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I received a gift card to experience the new SIMPLE & FIT menu at IHOP. No other compensation was received and the opinions and experiences are my own.

Tell your friends!Share on Facebook0Pin on Pinterest2Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+0Share on StumbleUpon0Buffer this pageShare on LinkedIn0Share on Reddit0Digg thisEmail this to someone
About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cat and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.

Comments

  1. Angela Winesburg says:

    Belgian Waffles

  2. I like bagels and cream cheese with a cup of hot tea for breakfast.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

  3. vikki Billings says:

    My favorite breakfast is scrambled eggs and french toast and bacon!!

  4. I love Greek yogurt for breakfast.

  5. Bacon!

  6. My favorite is yogurt

  7. My favorite breakfast is cream cheese and locs on a bagel with a almond latte, yum!

  8. Barbara Long says:

    My favorite thing to eat for breakfast is a scrambled egg sandwich.

    longbarb1@aol.com