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Low Calorie Restaurant Dishes

Updated on May 16, 2014
Applebee's Zesty Roma Chicken and Shrimp
Applebee's Zesty Roma Chicken and Shrimp | Source


Applebee's offers a low calorie and Weight Watcher's menu.

Signature Sirloin with Garlic Herb Shrimp - This delectable dish has only 490 calories, 7 grams of saturated fat, and 30 grams of carbs. It also give you a whopping 51 grams of protein.

Zesty Roma Chicken and Shrimp - The lowest calorie meal on the menu, this dish has a stunning 410 calories and is delicious. It also carries the lowest fat and carbs, with 11 grams of fat and 23 grams of carbs.

Roasted Garlic Sirloin - This sensational dish has 460 calories and, 18 grams of total fat, 32 carbs, and 43 grams of protein.


  • Appetizer Spinach and Artichoke Dip has nearly 1400 calories and 90 grams of fat!
  • Sizzling Skillet Fajita Combo is close to 1300 calories and 48 grams of fat!
  • Trios Cheeseburger Slider has 820 calories and 51 grams of total fat!

Johnny Carino's Lemon Rosemary Chicken
Johnny Carino's Lemon Rosemary Chicken | Source

Johnny Carino's

Pasta is typically a no no because of the calories and carbs. However, Johnny Carino's offers plenty of dishes with low calories that still give you a taste of Italy.

Create Your Own Pasta: Spicy Marinara - This yummy pasta come in at 355 calories and 3 grams of fat. However, you will make up for it with your carb intake, with a naughty 68 carbs.

Lemon Rosemary Chicken - Just over 600 calories, this dish is delicious and worth it. With 6 grams of fat and 67 carbs.

Angel Hair with Artichoke - Under 500 calories, this dish has 445 calories, 9 grams of fat, and 75 carbs.


  • Sausage Skilletini packs in nearly 1300 calories and 82 grams of fat!
  • Shrimp Scampi ranks in as one of the highest calories dishes, at 1920 calories
  • Jalapeno Garlic Tilapia has 1488 calories and 114 grams of total fat!

The Cheesecake Factory's Santa Fe Salad
The Cheesecake Factory's Santa Fe Salad | Source

Cheesecake Factory

Just because the name involves a food that most dieters consider off limits, doesn't mean the whole menu is that way.

Caesar Salad - With only 450 calories and 9 grams of carbs, this is a guilt free and delicious dish.

Santa Fe Salad -This spicy dish contains 540 calories and 51 grams of carbs.

Simply Grilled Salmon - If you like salmon, you will be delighted to know that this meal contains only 480 calories and 2 grams of carbs.

One Half Chicken Salad Sandwich - Only a half, but well worth it, this sandwich has 550 calories and 30 carbs.


  • Grilled Shrimp and Bacon Club Sandwich has 1640 calories and 124 carbs!
  • Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin comes in at 1700 calories!
  • Farfalle with Chicken and Roasted garlic has 2190 calories and 164 carbs!

Denny's Cranberry Apple Chicken Salad
Denny's Cranberry Apple Chicken Salad | Source


Offering a Fit Menu, Denny's is a wonderful place for those who are on a diet, and those who aren't.

Fit Slam - This yummy dish only has 360 calories, 10 grams of fat and 46 carbs.

Cranberry Apple Chicken Salad - With only 530 calories, this salad will have you full, but drooling for more. It has 21 grams of fat, and 49 carbs.

Chicken Avocado Sandwich with Fit Fare Fresh Veggies - Get some healthy fat with this 490 calorie sandwich. It has 11 grams of fat and 51 carbs.


  • Brooklyn Spaghetti and Meatballs will slow you down with 1220 calories and 108 carbs!
  • The Grand Slamwich with hash browns packs 1530 calories and 102 grams of fat!
  • Bacon Avocado Burrito with has browns has 1050 calories and 81 carbs.

T.G.I. Friday's 1/2 California Club Sandwich
T.G.I. Friday's 1/2 California Club Sandwich | Source

T.G.I. Friday's

At this energizing restaurant you can expect delicious food, good service and a great time. And you don't have to workout for six extra hours after eating.

Grilled Salmon with Langostino Lobster - This mouthwatering seafood dish has 520 calories, 32 grams of fat and only 6 carbs.

Balsamic-Glazed Chicken Caesar Salad - This is no ordinary salad, and it only has 490 calories and 26 grams of fat and 25 carbs.

1/2 California Club Sandwich - You will feel full on this dish with 430 calories, 26 grams of fat and 25 calories.


  • Chicken Fingers pack on 1000 calories and 66 grams of fat!
  • Jack Daniel's Ribs and Shrimp has 1770 calories and 80 grams of fat!
  • Hibachi Chicken Skewers have a massive 1330 calories and 187 carbs!

Restaurant Tips

  1. Ask how they prepare their food.
  2. Ask for larger portions of vegetables than the main dish.
  3. Ask for a nutrition guide for their menu.
  4. Tell them what you want left off. (ex: Cheese, sour cream, dressing, mayo, bacon, guacamole)
  5. Ask about substitutions. Occasionally, a casual restaurant will allow you to substitute mashed potatoes for French fries for salad or grilled veggies.


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