Today I visited one of my favorite go-to restaurants, Houlihan’s. I really love the menu and the food, but it is a tough place to go on Weight Watchers. I try to think ahead and plan for He high SmartPoint values, but I rarely do. I always find myself sitting at the table (server waiting) trying to figure out the best Weight Watchers options at Houlihan’s. I’m usually at the restaurant searching Twitter on my phone #WeightWatchers.
Let me tell you, it’s not easy. That place must cook everything in butter and drown it in sugar before dipping it into fat. The SmartPoints values are insanely high. But, it is possible to enjoy a meal with some of my best Weight Watchers options at Houlihan’s list. 🙂
Note: To give you some perspective, when most people
join Weight Watchers they are given about 30 points
for the day and 35 they can use (borrow from) throughout the week.
Let’s start with good Weight Watchers SmartPoints options at Houlihan’s:
You’re better off with:
*Organic edamame (without dipping sauce)
Organic steamed potstickers
Jumbo Stuffed Shrooms (small)
Char-Crusted Ahi Tuna
Steer clear of Advocado Toast (895 calories – no point in calculating Smart Points – it will be HIGH)
Chicken Lettuce wraps 24 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers SmartPoints for Houlihan’s Salads
House Chop Salad with cheddar
House Chop Salad with Bleu Cheese
9 SmartPoints too
Seared Mahi /Citrus crab salad (small)
10 SmartPoints (not bad)
Buffalo bleu salad (regular)
Buffalo blue salad small
Zucchini and basil pesto salad
The Heartland Chicken Salad – Grilled (may be regional as I’m in the heartland).
The best low-point Houlihan’s salad for your Weight Watchers lunch
This is the best Weight Watchers Salad at Houlihans – it’s the Power Greens Salad! It’s like a gift from heaven at only 6 SmartPoints!!! Now, the Poppyseed dressing is 12 SmartPoints. But, you don’t have to use that dressings. It’s not too bad considering the salad is 6 points.
The absolute best salad dressing choice is the lowfat ranch with only 3 SmartPoints!!!!
Ranch dressing is 8 points
Vinegrette is also 8
Before you add Grilled Mediterranean Chicken – know their version is 19 SmartPoints.
Know that seared bank scallops calculate at 13 SmartPoints.
Want to add Atlantic salmon as your protein? It is 8 SmartPoints.
Best Sandwich Option at Houlihans
Portabello Burger (no bun)
With toasted bun
23 Weight Watchers SmartPoints at Houlihan’s
Fish Tacos is one of the best Weight Watchers options at Houlihan’s!
Fish tacos are only 14 SmartPoints
Southwest chicken wrap combo comes in at 13 SmartPoints
In the mood for soup? The French onion soup with provolone and croutons is 11 SmartPoints.
If the Tomato Bisque is the same as the Tomato Soup with Cheese Fritters, then its 13.
Be careful to the yummy cookie the servers gives you free (or least I always get one). I couldn’t calculate it’s SmartPoints value because the amount of sugar was missing. But, I’m sure it’s astronomical!
My hope is to help you help you find the best Weight Watchers options at Houlihan’s restaurants. Click here to view comprehensive nutritional information for Houlihans: http://www.houlihans.com/eats-and-drinks/menu/nutritional-information
Thanks for stopping by and I hope my list of the very best Weight Watchers options at Houlihan’s made your next trip just a bit healthier!
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