Day 55: Low Carb Meals from Applebee’s



When everything else in your life feels like it’s spinning out of control, hold on to the one thing you CAN control. Don’t let your health and your goals become of the of the things that gets sucked into the madness of life. Staying focused on at least one thing that is important to you (yourself!) will keep you grounded when it feels like the bottom is falling out from under you…

Yesterday I decided to eat out. It made for an easy day, and I needed that. Meals were one less thing to worry about!

I love that you can eat low carb practically anywhere. And I really love take-out, or going out to eat, for the lack of dishes and kitchen mess. 😛

I decided to get take-out from Applebee’s because it’s good food (real food) and they have carside-to-go service, which makes it a super easy option.

I discovered my local Applebee’s opens at 10:45am too, which is good to know! 🙂 That’s great for those days I’m not in a breakfast mood and want to grab an early lunch, and get something convenient but healthy…

Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 55 of the “Get Lean For Summer!” 90 Day Low Carb Challenge. It’s NEVER too late to join if you haven’t already!

Day 55: Saturday’s Low Carb Meals

I just had coffee in the morning, and a mozzarella cheese stick. Then I had an early lunch from Applebee’s. I decided to use up my $20 gift card and just order enough to last the day. I scanned over the Applebee’s Nutrition Facts for options and ideas.

That’s what I always do, by the way. When I’m going to eat out, I look over the menu and nutrition facts online before I go and make my decisions in advance. It makes it easier if you know what you’re going to have when you get there. 😉

I ended up getting “my usual” though: a Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad. I also added a side of “loaded broccoli” (steamed broccoli with butter, sour cream & cheese).

Salmon Caesar Salad (no croutons) - Low Carb Meal from Applebee's

I had about half the salmon and a few bites of the salad for lunch. I didn’t have much of an appetite. I saved the loaded broccoli for later:

Low Carb Sides at Applebee's (Loaded Broccoli)

I heated up the broccoli in the early evening, along with the toppings. That was delicious, and hit the spot! 🙂

Healthy Low Carb Sides : Loaded Broccoli

I finally got hungry late last night and finished the salmon & salad – along with a few pecans and a mozzarella string cheese…

Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Saturday:

MyFitnessPal Low Carb Food Diary with Net Carbs Column

Tracking Macronutrients (Simple Explanation of Macros)

How To Get Net Carbs in MyFitnessPal

Calories: 1130
Net Carbs: 17
Total Carbs: 24
Protein: 51 Grams
76% Fat, 18% Protein
Water: 32 ounces

While I was browsing the Applebee’s menu I noticed they had Chili in the list of soups, and it was only 11 net carbs. Unfortunately my Applebee’s doesn’t have this on the menu… but from what I found researching it, it doesn’t appear to have any beans in it! I wonder what the total carb count would be without all the toppings (jalapenos, onions & cheese). Have you tried it??

Applebee's Low Carb Chili


My weight is back down to 146.4 pounds.

I have my “Annual Low Carb Road Trip” coming up. I leave on Friday morning, or maybe Thursday night – I haven’t decided yet. This is a trip I make every year to Okaloosa Island (from Tennessee), and it’s always a lot of fun to enjoy all the low carb foods along the way and share them with you here! 🙂

I have no idea what I’ll pack, given everything I own is already falling off of me – thanks to this low carb challenge 😛 lol. I’m pretty sure I’ll lose another pound or three before I leave too. I’ll figure something out, or find some older clothes in the back of my closet that will work…

How are things going on your end?

I would love to hear from you!

Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

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7 Responses to Day 55: Low Carb Meals from Applebee’s

  1. Lisa Garred says:

    Did the Salmon Ceasar salad come from Applebys? or Panera Bread? Your blog says Applebys, but your tracking says Panera bread? We have both here and that sounds good for lunch today..

    • Lynn Terry says:

      It came from Applebee’s. I tried several entries to try to get close to correct macros and nutrition data for just the salmon & caesar salad (without croutons) and that entry seemed the closest.

      It’s not on the menu. I have to order “the caesar salad with grilled salmon instead of chicken, with no croutons please” 🙂

  2. Lisa Garred says:

    Very Yummy! I can see how it is one of your favorites!

  3. Donna B. says:

    Hello Lynn: I just discovered your blog while researching low carb on my computer.
    Thank you! I am impressed at the valuable information you provide. You are a doll.
    Inasmuch as I go to Applebee’s or Chili’s restaurants every Monday with my gal pal, it requires that I walk in with some menu knowledge ahead of time. I asked for the chili at Applebee’s and they said they didn’t make it. Any additional tips you could provide for these two restaurants is greatly appreciated.
    I started my diet on September 13, 2017 and today October 2, 2017 I has lost close to eight pounds. I am on my way!!!!! Thanks and hugs.

  4. Donna B. says:

    Sorry about the spelling error. “I have lost”

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