“We’re excited to empower our guests who seek creative options and want to make more informed decisions at mealtime,” said Carolyn O’Keefe, senior vice-president of marketing. “IHOP’s Simple & Fit under 600 calories selections offer simple nutrition suggestions throughout our menu.”
The lower-calorie menu items include whole wheat french toast combo; seasonal fresh fruit crepes; spinach, mushroom and tomato omelet; simply chicken sandwich; fresh fruit and yogurt bowl; grilled tilapia, and more. The restaurant chain has more than 30 selections that fit the Simple & Fit designation, and the company also is providing tips on the menu on how to have lower-calorie versions of some traditional IHOP items. Some of the calorie-reducing suggestions include holding the butter or whipped topping, using sugar-free syrup, requesting an egg substitute and substituting turkey bacon for regular bacon.
On the menu, the lower-calorie options are designated with a green icon, and the tips to reduce calories when having other menu items are in a green box throughout the menu.
The company also has revamped its Just for Kids section with all 14 children’s menu items coming in under 600 calories.