Who out there is a fan of Chili’s? I know I am—and in my house, I’m not alone. The restaurant also seems to be a popular pick in our weekly $25 gift card giveaway. It’s easy to see why they are such a popular choice, especially for family dining.
There is usually a Chili’s nearby, thanks to their hundreds of locations nationwide.
Chili’s has a big and delicious menu, complete with dietitian-recommended Healthy Dining and Kids LiveWell menu choices.
It’s easy to just relax at Chili’s. The casual sit down atmosphere lends itself to kids coloring and playing while grown-ups chat or just enjoy a little down time.
Chili’s regularly participates in fundraising efforts, particularly for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
When my husband, kids, and I head to Chili’s for lunch or dinner, we always find something good to eat while we’re enjoying a special meal out together. Here are some of the best choices at Chili’s for you and your little ones:
Grilled Chicken Salad (430 calories, 22 g fat)
This is the ultimate chicken salad, with tender and juicy grilled chicken, cheese, tomatoes, black beans, corn relish, and honey-lime vinaigrette over crisp lettuce. The mix of savory and sweet veggies and protein makes this a tasty choice for lunch or dinner.
Lighter Choice 6 oz. Classic Sirloin (250 calories, 7 g fat)
Steak-lovers, rejoice! There are several choices for you on HealthyDiningFinder, including this 100% USDA Choice sirloin with carne asada rub and house-made pico de gallo. Round out your meal with steamed broccoli on the side for added fiber and vitamin C. Good for the taste buds, good for the diet.
Mango-Chile Tilapia (590 calories, 24 g fat)
This isn’t your ordinary tilapia. Chili’s dresses this tilapia up with a chile seasoning and tops it with a spicy mango vinaigrette and a sweet mango salsa, prepared with house-made pico de gallo and avocado. This is one tasty way to get that lean protein. Rice and steamed broccoli come on the side to round out your meal.
Kids LiveWell Grilled Chicken Platter (Fruit, Vegetable, Lean Protein)
An easy and tasty alternative to fried nuggets, this grilled chicken comes with a side of steamed broccoli and a glass of sweet orange juice. Broccoli is a fun choice for kids to play with while they eat (the spears make perfect little trees), and it is packed with fiber and vitamin C to keep little bodies happy and healthy.
Kids LiveWell Grilled Chicken Sandwich (Fruit, Vegetable, Lean Protein)
This choice is made of tasty chicken piled onto a soft bun and served with corn on the cob and a cup of apple juice. Lots of kid-friendly ingredients come together on one plate for a choice everyone can feel good about.