My boyfriend and I decided we were going to go out to eat one night, so we opted for the 99 Restaurant – which is a local chain restaurant that can be found scattered around the East Coast.The 99 happens to be one of my boyfriend’s favorite chains, so when we do go I tend to order off the “Fit For You” menu, which offers meals under a specific amount of calories.The 99 does offer their nutrition information on their website, which is helpful in aiding me in deciding what I’m going to eat when we go there.I have to admit, some of the dishes are completely shocking so I tend to go with what I’m craving that day.
On this particular night I really wanted a piece of steak so I ordered the Fit For You Mushroom Bleu Top Sirloin.According to the menu the dish is 420 calories and is “a 6 oz. top sirloin steak is flame broiled and crowned with fresh sautéed mushrooms and a sprinkle of bleu cheese crumbles. Served with a grilled tomato and fresh broccoli.”
Seemed like it would be delicious and it was – although I believe next time I will order it with the bleu cheese on the side. The cheese gave the steak and mushrooms a nice kick, but I’m typically sensitive to salt and the natural saltiness in the cheese was more than enough to make me shiver. The sirloin was delicious, cooked perfectly and relatively lean.The broccoli was perfect, as it always is and the grilled tomatoes were really a unique twist on a naturally cold side.
The whole dish was 10 points plus. Well worth it for a meal out on the go.
What is your favorite dish to order while eating out?
All year round, Steak Tip Salad is my “go to” food whenever we are having steak.I also order steak tip salad while out at restaurants, because it’s a nice twist from the normal (and occasionally boring) grilled chicken salad.Sirloin is very flavorful and I find even with it on a plain ole garden salad, it gives it such a new and different flavor. Sometimes when I’m feeling “fancy” I add feta cheese to it – in that instance I don’t need salad dressing because it’s flavorful enough with the 2 extra added toppings.
This particular dinner consisted of a tossed salad (lettuce, tomato, red onion, carrots and cucumbers) alongside 3 ounces of grilled sirloin steak tips with some grilled onions. I topped it with 2 tablespoons of fat free poppyseed dressing. My entire dinner was a delicious 6 points plus values!
Here’s a little tip I use while eating out. In my mind I know the points plus values for a 3 ounce serving of sirloin (as well as grilled chicken) – so my trick is, when ordering out, I’ll ask the waiter how many ounces the meat is cooked (not raw). This way, even without a scale, I can figure out the points that way instead of trying to judge how many ounces visually, while failing miserably (because I have portion distortion).
I spotted this Steak-Eze Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich in the freezer section at my local grocery store. I had never seen them before, so I of course had to check out the nutritional information. There were a few different flavors available, but I decided to go with the philly cheese steak because it seemed like the sandwich that I would more than likely order out if I was in a sub shop.
The sandwiches are on the smaller sizes (they’re about a little big bigger than the length of a hot dog bun) and comes with grilled onions, peppers and american cheese.Cooking was quite simple because all you had to do was open one end of the plastic and stick the sandwich (which comes with a little paper “container”) into the microwave for 70 seconds.
Taste wise, it wasn’t bad. I found it to be a simple quick and easy lunch.I was quite starving the day I made this, so it definitely cured my hunger and it cured it in under any amount of time it would have taken to try to throw something together (especially since I was just getting home from a mini vacation).
Points Plus wise the sandwich was 8 points.Sure, a little high for what you get, but when in a pinch it wasn’t bad.