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.
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)
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!
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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.