I’ve been going to Denny’s restaurants my entire life. You knew whatever city you were in that Denny’s would be a good place for a good, affordable. It was a favorite stop while on vacations with our parents and a late night stop for teenagers in high school.
It dropped out of my restaurant rotation because I wanted to eat healthier food and our local restaurant was looking dated. Well both of these concerns have been addressed. Our local Denny’s restaurant which is very walkable had a makeover and I learned about the Fit Fare menu while at BlogHer this summer.
When Denny’s provided me gift cards to try it out, I jumped on the offer.
About Denny’s Fit Fare
Denny’s Fit Fare is a guide to healthier options on their menu. You’ll see the Fit Fare logo with the words Lean, Light, Protein or Fiber depending on the dish’s nutritional information. The requirements for each designation are:
- Lean – Under15 grams of fat
- Light – Under 550 calories
- Protein – Over 20 grams of protein
- Fiber – Over 8 grams of fiber
You’ll find Fit Fare menu items for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as suggestions on swaps you can make to make existing dishes healthier. For example you can lighten up breakfast by asking for egg whites, chicken sausage, sugar free syrup or wheat pancakes with no extra surcharge (which really annoys me when restaurants do that).
A Fit Fare Breakfast
We go out for breakfast virtually every weekend so chose to try out the Fit Fare menu for that meal. Well, I did as you’ll read below.
This is the Fit Slam I ordered which includes two slices of turkey bacon, egg whites scrambled with spinach and grape tomatoes, an English muffin and a generous fruit cup.
If I remember right, the cup had grapes and some pineapple under the delicious fresh fruit you see on top. I really enjoyed this meal especially knowing that it was only 360 calories with 10 grams of fat.
My husband is down to his goal weight and needs more calories so he ordered a regular slam but substituted the Hearty Wheat pancakes instead of the buttermilk.
We both really enjoyed our breakfast and agreed to add Denny’s into our regular breakfast restaurant rotation. Of course, I want to also go back for lunch and dinner and try some of their other Fit Fare menu items including the Cali Jack Turkey Burger or the Tilapia Ranchero which comes with Smoky Cheddar mashed potatoes — Yum!
If you haven’t been to a Denny’s lately, give them and the Fit Fare menu a taste soon. What’s your favorite Denny’s menu item or experience?
Disclosure: Denny’s provided me with gift cards for review purposes. All opinions expressed are 100% mine.
Teresa Craft says
We’ve added Denny’s into our dining out, also. I love the 20% off we get every time with our AARP card, no need to wait for a coupon. I like to get the endless soup and salad from the 2,4,6,8 menu, (It’s $6.00) I just ask for the dressing on the side. The 2 of us can eat there for under $20 including tip.
Kay Lynn says
I didn’t know about the AARP discount. Thanks for that! We’ll have to try the 2,4,6,8 menu.