The past few meetings people have mentioned Applebees Weight Watcher meals. They raved about the Steak and Potato Salad. "To die for" was one of the quotes. So off to dinner I go. My Mom is doing Weight Watchers as well so we decided to get two dishes and split. She orders the Steak and Potato Salad and I ordered the Spicy Pineapple Glazed Shrimp & Spinach. She attempted to order hers without the onions, the waitress informed her if she ordered it sans onions it would also cause her to not get any red peppers. When asked why the waitress said because it's a WW meal everything is weighed and so they pre mix the chopped veggies. Weird. Enter meals....
The Steak and Potato Salad looked tasty enough. The portion was pretty large, the steaked cooked perfectly and a good amount of potato. That being said, the dish was pretty tasteless. It was completely bland and cold potatos aren't my thing.
The Spicy Pineapple Glazed Shrimp & Spinach was even less appealing. 2 skewers of shrimp (I think 5 per skewer), a small pile of white rice and a slimy spoon full of pineapple salsa on some uncooked spinach leaves. Of course I wasn't about to use points on butter for the luke warm rice so I tried to mix it with the salsa stuff. Blah. Didn't help much. The shrimp was good but it wasn't glazed as the name suggests.
I left feeling totally unsatisfied, with less money in my bank account and annoyed. I give them props for trying to help us dieters out but I could make a much better meal at home! From now on no eating out unless I'm enjoying an actual restaurant quality meal!