If your friends want to eat at Applebee’s – stay home!
The majority of meal choices at Applebee’s exceed the total recommended Daily Value for sodium (2,300 mg). Many top a heart-stopping 4,000 mg! Most are also very high in saturated fat.
It’s ironic that Applebee’s serves such unhealthy fare, considering that the original name of the restaurant was “T.J. Applebee’s Rx for Edibles & Elixirs.”
What to Order
There is nothing on the Applebee’s menu we recommend, even as an occasional treat.
However, if you must eat there (perhaps you’ve been caught in a blizzard and you are starving, and Applebee’s is your only refuge), here are the least-awful choices:
|Meal||SCORE||Calories||Fat||Saturated Fat||Trans Fat||Cholesterol||Sodium||Carbohydrates||Fiber||Sugar||Protein|
|Applebee's Riblets Plate||34||900||50||14||0||175||1430||61||5||3||52|
|Blackened Cajun Salmon||32||660||35||10||0||110||1960||50||8||4||45|
|Tuscan Garden Chicken Salad||43||590||37||6||9||130||1950||22||7||10||45|
|Daily Values||~||78 g||20 g||~||300 mg||2300 mg||275 g||28 g||~||50 g|
Our Heart Health SCORE algorithm identifies healthier choices with higher scores.
We recommend avoiding meals with a score of less than 75… which gives you some idea of how bad the Applebee’s choices are.
Read full Applebee’s nutrition information.