How to Eat Healthy in CP: Applebee’s

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How to Eat Healthy in CP: Applebee’s

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Thursday night. Either you don’t have school tomorrow, or its just time to let loose already. Whatever your reason, Thursday night at Applebee’s is where its at.

Karaoke and half-priced apps. Did you hear me?  KARAOKE AND HALF-PRICED APPS BABY.

Alright, I know that when that glorious Thursday finally rolls around, most of you aren’t thinking “hmm, how can I eat healthy tonight?” But hey, you have all weekend to be as unhealthy as you can be, so I’m going to make it as easy as possible to keep your diet on track no matter what you’re in the mood to eat.

Appetizers
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Photo courtesy of Applebee’s

I gotta be honest, finding a healthy option on the appetizer menu is no easy feat. But since no broke college kid can respectably pass up half-priced food, my best recommendation is either the Grilled Chicken Wonton Tacos or the Classic Hot Buffalo Wings. Don’t make the mistake of ordering the boneless wings. While they may be easier to eat, those babies are breaded and fried.

Steak
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Photo courtesy of Applebee’s

Believe it or not, red meat is not the devil. Go ahead, get that mouth-watering 7 oz. House Sirloin steak and be proud of it. But, beware of the sneaky fattening stuff some steak options are topped with, like the marsala wine sauce on the Marsala Mushroom Sirloin.

Chicken
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Photo courtesy of Applebee’s

One of Applebee’s newest entrees made the cut as the healthiest chicken option on the menu, the Chicken and Shrimp Tequila Tango. Note: While the tequila on your chicken will not get you drunk, it should complement the tequila in your glass quite nicely.

Seafood
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It should come as no surprise that the Savory Cedar Salmon kicks ass in the seafood department. It’s loaded with essential Omega-3 fatty acids to help lower your cholesterol and your blood pressure, prevent blood clots, improve your memory, speed up your metabolism… I swear the list goes on forever.

Pasta
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You read the headline, how to eat HEALTHY in CP. What are you doing looking at the pasta section!? All I can offer you here is a tie for the least unhealthy refined carbohydrate-loaded meal. Take your pick: the Chicken Broccoli Pasta Alfredo or the Cajun Shrimp Pasta.

Alcohol!
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Photo courtesy of Applebee’s

This section is for those of you who need a little push to get out there and belt some karaoke. Your healthiest choice is a classy glass of red wine.  But since nobody goes to Applebee’s to act classy, I recommend those drinks with the fewest ingredients.  Go for a cosmopolitan or a lemon drop martini, and then start practicing your do-re-mis.

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