Healthy options a plenty: Simple & Fit IHOP

IHOP simple and fit menuFor the past 3 weeks I’ve endeavored to live a bit more healthy.

I’m working out 6 days a week and was lucky enough to have a meal plan prepared for me by a registered dietician so I know what I can each day to meet my goals.

But what about when we go out?

That is probably my biggest struggle. On date nights or even meeting a friend for lunch, trying to peruse the menu and figure out what is allowed on my plan isn’t easy.

That’s why I was really excited to try out the new Simple & Fit menu items from IHOP.

There many new items on the IHOP SIMPLE & FIT menu ranging from breakfast to dinner options. But if you are like me, you LURVE breakfast no matter what time of day it is. The great thing is even though the option are all under 600 calories you aren’t going to lose out on yumminess.

Check out the new items they have added for fall:

  • Super Fruit Oatmeal – A bowl of freshly-made toasted Quaker Oats, lightly sweetened with cinnamon sugar, and topped with a blend of five dried super fruits, including blueberries, dark cherries, cranberries, raisins and golden raisins. (290 Calories)
  • Super Fruit Oatmeal with Almonds and Walnuts – A bowl of freshly-made toasted Quaker Oats, lightly sweetened with cinnamon sugar, and topped with almonds, walnuts and a blend of five dried super fruits, including blueberries, dark cherries, cranberries, raisins and golden raisins. (330 calories)
  • Banana and Brown Sugar Oatmeal– A bowl of freshly made toasted Quaker Oats topped with fresh banana slices and served with brown sugar and milk. (260 calories)
  • Whole Wheat Pancakes Combo – Two Whole Wheat Pancakes topped with lightly sweetened blueberries and powdered sugar served with egg substitute and two strips of turkey bacon (460 calories)
  • Kid’s Whole Wheat Pancake Combo – One Whole Wheat Pancake topped with lightly sweetened blueberries and powdered sugar served with egg substitute and one strip of turkey bacon (230 calories)
  • Whole Wheat Waffle Combo – A Whole Wheat Waffle topped with lightly sweetened blueberries and powdered sugar served with egg substitute and two strips of turkey bacon (510 calories)
  • Whole Wheat Crepes – Two Whole Wheat Crepes filled with sweet cream cheese and topped with lightly sweetened blueberries and powdered sugar (380 calories)

ihop simple and fit menuI ordered the SIMPLE & FIT Spinach, Mushroom & Tomato Omelette. It was filled with fresh spinach, mushrooms, onions and Swiss cheese, then topped with fresh, diced tomatoes. It also came with a serving of seasonal fruit, all that for just 330 calories!

When I received it, I was actually thinking to myself that I was still going to be hungry when I was done. But this baby was FILLED with so much spinach, mushrooms and onions that I barely finished the whole thing.

My husband ordered the SIMPLE & FIT Grilled Tilapia. I don’t really like fish but the balsamic glaze that was on top totally made me wish I would have ordered it!

ihop simple and fit menuThe great thing about IHOP is even if you’re not quite willing to give up on your breakfast favorites for something from the SIMPLE & FIT menu, they provide you with a list of tips on how you can make your favorite item a bit more healthy.

Tips like:

  • Hold the butter or whipped topping
  • Substitute turkey bacon
  • Ask for sugar-free syrup
  • Ask for egg substitute or egg whites
  • Hold the cheese or ask for less
  • Ask for dressings and sauces on the side

I love this! It’s just little things that you can do that won’t make you feel like you are missing out on what you love.

So, are you ready to head to IHOP and try out some of the great new SIMPLE & FIT menu items?

Have breakfast on me!

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Disclosure: I was sent a gift card to IHOP in order to conduct this review. No other compensation was received. My thoughts, my words, my life.


  1. Eggs and bacon are my favorite breakfast foods. I love breakfast food any time of day.

  2. Jenna Wood says:

    Yummy! I love IHOP! We have not been there for awhile but we used to live about a mile from one in Cali, and went all the time. It was the same one my grandparents would take me to as a child. IHOP reminds me of many happy memories. Hope we win!

  3. I like pancakes for breakfast

  4. Stephanie says:

    I like pancakes

  5. Mary Happymommy says:

    I love scrambled eggs for breakfast.

  6. I love oatmeal for breakfast

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  7. Jennifer Marie says:

    I love french toast!

  8. french toast!!

  9. Omlets!

  10. Tabathia B says:

    cream of wheat

  11. Harmony B says:

    French toast is my favorite

  12. i love french toast
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  13. Tough question! I love all breakfast food! 🙂 If I had to narrow it down it’d be french toast, sausage, omelets and waffles 🙂
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  14. my kids LOVE iHop. . .and I love all breakfast foods. . .but my fave is traditional eggs over medium, bacon and toast =)

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  15. Sylvia White says:

    i LIKE French Toast

  16. Toast with jelly-yum!

  17. I had no idea that iHop had healthy options on the menu. Thanks for sharing!
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  18. I like pancakes

  19. Nataly Carbonell says:

    I love sausage links and eggs and sometimes with toast

  20. I like waffles!

  21. Nicole Steffan says:

    My favorite breakfast food would by a long shot be blueberry pancakes or waffles!

  22. Sausage would be my favorite!
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  23. omelette

  24. Heather S says:

    My favorite is crepes!

  25. I miss their cream of wheat pancakes but all of your suggestions sound yummy!
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  26. Laura Jacobson says:

    I love Pancakes and french toast!

  27. LAMusing says:

    I like crepes or omelets for breakfast

  28. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I love bacon and eggs over medium!

  29. My favorite breakfast is cereal, primarily because of the variety.

  30. Janice Cooper says:

    Waffles are my fav 🙂

  31. I love pancakes!!

  32. Kristen Grabeel says:

    I love waffles for breakfast!

  33. Amanda K. says:

    I love breakfast burritos! (Or pancakes…)

  34. Shannon Baas says:

    Mine is pancakes.

  35. My favorite is pancakes.

  36. Starr Greenwell says:

    Bacon and eggs.

  37. Annette D says:

    I love pancakes!

  38. Kelly H. says:

    I love biscuits and gravy.

  39. I like pancakes.

  40. Mya Murphy says:

    eggs any type!! With cheese!!!

  41. alyce poalillo says:

    I love a bagel and cream cheese for breakfast

  42. Sue Ellison says:

    French toast and bacon are my favorite breakfast foods.

  43. Theron Willis says:

    Hot buttered sourdough toast covered with Australian Vegimite is a family favorite.

    Hope to win!

  44. Margaret Smith says:

    My favorite is scrambled eggs.

  45. Ann Fantom says:

    I like IHOP’s Red Velvet pancakes.

  46. my fav oatmeal or bagel.

  47. Denise S says:

    My favorite is donuts!

  48. I like pancakes

  49. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Powdered donuts

  50. laura ari says:

    I like bagels for breakfast.

  51. ELIZABETH C. says:

    I love eggs or French toast for breakfast.

  52. Emily N says:

    Bacon and eggs is my favorite.

  53. ky2here says:

    IHOP stuffed crepes – slam, dunk!

  54. Vikki Billings says:

    My favorite breakfast food is ham, eggs and biscuits!!

  55. Jessica Cote says:

    i love omlets!

  56. Renee G says:

    I love waffles.

  57. Donna L says:

    French toast.

  58. home fries

  59. Stephanie V. says:

    pancakes and veggie scramble

  60. Brenda Gaines says:

    pancakes and cheese eggs

  61. April Brenay says:

    I love french toast

  62. Kristin Bent says:

    Waffles will always be my favorite, but it’s eggs for me for a while since the beginning of my new diet!

  63. Erica Barnes says:

    I like whole wheat Eggo waffles with ricotta cheese and honey.

  64. Jessie C. says:

    Oatmeal and Greek yogurt

  65. Jennifer says:

    Bacon and eggs for me.

  66. harolde says:

    Boilded eggs are my favorite.

  67. Russell Moore says:

    Cinnamon toast is my favorite.

  68. Buttermilk pancakes, sausage patties and scrambled eggs is my favorite breakfast!

  69. Monique Rizzo says:

    Strawberry waffles.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  70. dani marie says:

    i love hashbrowns!

  71. Barbara Montag says:

    Favorite – IHop’s crepes!
    Thank you.

  72. Danielle D says:

    I love pancakes!

  73. renee walters says:

    I like pancakes for breakfast!

  74. April V. says:

    Omelets with lots of cheese and whatever veggies are on hand.

  75. Anastasia says:

    I adore french toast 🙂 Probably because it was one of the best things my dad made for us when we were kids 🙂

  76. alicia wallace says:

    french toast

  77. Mary Casper says:

    omelets though I will eat them anytime

  78. Kristi C says:

    I love biscuits and gravy with a side of bacon.

  79. Adrienne gordon says:

    I love eggs.

  80. I like belguim waffles.

  81. Cynthia C says:

    I like omelets for breakfast.

  82. I love almost all breakfast foods! We eat breakfast for supper a lot of nights! Biscuits, gravy, tenderloin, pancakes and omlets are my favorites!

  83. Nicole L. says:

    I like really crunchy bacon.

  84. Sarah Hirsch says:

    i don’t usually have a big breakfast but if i’m doing it up, my fave is french toast

  85. Lynda E says:

    Sausage gravy and biscuits. Can’t eat that every day!

  86. I love a good ham and cheese omelette

  87. I usually just have a protein bar.

  88. Kathleen Downes says:

    I love veggie omelets.

  89. Jessica Rose says:


  90. LOIS PAYTON says:

    pancakes are the best, GOD BLESS AND KEEP YA’LL SAFE IN HIS LOVING ARMS.

  91. love french toast

  92. I love omelets.
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  93. i dont eat it much but i love french toast

  94. Debra L. Guillen says:


  95. Sheila K. says:

    Cheese omelet!

  96. Susan Ladd says:

    I love Cheese Omelet – yummy. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win 🙂 Thanks !!!!

  97. Charlotte Padgett says:

    My current favorite is buttered grits and a toasted English Muffin.

  98. carol gentry says:

    I love hot breakfast of eggs and bacon.

  99. Tracy Pryor says:

    I love cinnamon rolls.

  100. Cody Anderson says:

    My favorite is french toast

  101. Erika P. says:

    Bacon, eggs, and toast.

  102. Michelle Bryan says:


  103. Yogurt

  104. Suzanne K says:

    I love huevos rancheros!

  105. Ciara B. says:

    waffles, bacon, french toast. loveee breakfast food

  106. Ashley C says:

    I love french toast 🙂


  107. A veggie omelette with tons of cheese and mushrooms, and hashbrowns with cheese and onions on top. And lots of coffee!

  108. Hollie Jahnke says:

    I love waffles!

  109. michelle says:

    strawberry waffels and bacon

  110. I love waffles!

  111. I love waffles and eggs

  112. Janice Whitaker says:

    A western omelet

  113. bacon

  114. Jason Crooks says:

    Pancakes are my favorite breakfast food.

  115. paige chandler says:

    I love biscuits and gravy.

  116. My fave (healthy) breakfast food is fage yogurt with cheerios and fresh berries

  117. juliette moire says:

    eggs benedict is my alltime fave

  118. catherine copeland says:

    i love oatmeal and I’m glad that they finally serve that at ihop
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  119. Mary Calabrese says:

    I adore French Toast!

  120. Patricia Treskovich says:

    favorite breakfast is pancakes and sausage

  121. It would have to be both eggs & bacon & pancakes too.

  122. Heather S says:


  123. Daniel M says:

    bacon n eggs w home fries juice coffee toast

  124. Dagmara HAwkins says:

    I love grits and bacon and eggs

  125. Kyl Neusch says:

    french toast

  126. ryan minton says:

    pancakes and sausage are my favorite.

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  127. Crepes! YUM

  128. Jessica Vaughan Gengler says:

    I love omelettes

  129. Rebecca Graham says:

    I like sausage biscuits.

  130. Ellie W says:

    Biscuits and gravy.

  131. Sarah S says:

    My favorite breakfast food is french toast.

  132. My favorite breakfast is biscuits and sausage gravy but I don’t have that often.

  133. Dwayne Berry says:

    My favorite breakfast food is pancakes, but I end up eating an awful lot of cereal.

  134. Carol F says:

    Bacon is my favorite breakfast food

  135. Amber Warfield says:

    My favorite breakfast food is greek yogurt with strawberries and honey.

  136. Cathy Howard says:

    I like omelettes but dont make them often. I really enjoyed the omelette you had…it was really tasty, it filled me up, and I felt good about myself for eating it!

    Thanks so much for a really fun and useful contest!

  137. Katharine Davis says:

    Usually I eat high fiber cereal but I love bacon and eggs and blueberry pancakes

  138. My favorite is French Toast

  139. home fries

  140. bacon

  141. BACON!!!!! lol I loveeeee it!

  142. french toast:)

  143. Debra Hall says:

    i like there strawberry pancakes

  144. belgian waffles

  145. Ashley Hatten says:

    Love pancakes and sausage 🙂

  146. Scrambled eggs and pancakes.

  147. Cynthia L says:


  148. blueberry pancakes and hashbrowns.

  149. tracy davis says:


  150. Holly C. says:

    eggs and pancakes!

  151. tamatha hunter says:

    love bacon & egg burritos

  152. Carolyn N. says:

    My favorite breakfast food is homemade waffles with maple syrup
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  153. My favorite breakfast food is ‘Waffles’.

  154. Marie Darrer says:

    granola and yogurt

    em darr

  155. Stacy M. says:

    My favorite breakfast food is poached eggs.

  156. melissa Resnick says:


  157. French toast

  158. Frank Kerner says:

    I love Turkey Bacon! YUM!

  159. Strawberry Cheesecake

  160. Amanda B says:

    I love bacon!

  161. I like breakfast burritos.

  162. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I love pancakes!

  163. I like scrambled eggs

  164. Leslie J says:

    I love some pancakes!

  165. Stephanie Larison says:

    Choc chop pancakes for me!

  166. Michelle S says:

    I am an omelet person!

  167. pancakes and bacon

  168. my favorite is hasbrowns.

  169. My favorite breakfast is a Denver Omelet.

  170. KIM CRAWFORD says:


  171. Karen Gonyea says:

    Granola with fruit : )

  172. shaunie wyatt says:

    Pancakes are my my favorite

  173. When I’m out I love to treat myself to an omelette and waffles but at home I’m all about the steel cut oats.

  174. Sandy V. says:

    I have cereal almost every day.

  175. Ham steak all the way

  176. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    french toast
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  177. brittney says:

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  178. French Toast

  179. Jennifer M says:

    I love waffles or crepes.

  180. Elizabeth E says:


  181. Richard Hicks says:

    love french toast for breakfast

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  182. Auri Lae says:

    I absolutely love crepes 🙂

  183. Micaela Petty says:

    Although it’s not very healthy, I LOVE french toast!

  184. Shirley Hicks says:

    strawberry pancakes

  185. Christie says:


  186. Alexandra Clatterbuck says:

    Bacon!!! =D

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  187. I love French Toast!!!!

  188. Leslie L. Stanziani says:

    I love grits and eggs.

  189. I love French Toast

  190. omelette and hash browns

  191. Mary Cloud says:

    Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowls

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  192. tiffany lane says:

    Biscuit and Gravy

  193. spirit_kim says:

    My all time favorite is Eggs Benedict.!

  194. krystal M. says:

    I love turkey bacon

  195. Brittney House says:

    I love waffles

  196. French toast
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  197. Crepes!

  198. julie hawkins says:


  199. Kim Smith says:

    My favorite is sausage and scrambled eggs

  200. Angela W says:

    I like pancakes

  201. Lindsey m says:


  202. Andrew Sellen says:


  203. ellen beck says:

    Pancakes are my favorite!

  204. Nicole Lancaster says:

    An omelet with tomatoes and mushrooms.

  205. Denise Donaldson says:

    I love omlets

  206. I really like Finnish Oven Pancake w/mixed berries.
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  207. My favorite is migas. Thanks for the giveaway.

  208. Bacon, bacon, bacon

  209. Gilbert S says:

    gotta be pancakes

  210. Amy DeLong says:

    turkey bacon

  211. Any of the fruit crepes!

  212. Susan Smith says:

    I love omeletes

  213. kathy pease says:

    I love french toast

  214. I love fresh fruit & french toast!

  215. Angela Neynaber says:

    Ham and cheese omelets.

  216. BACON!! also love homestyle buttermilk biscuts

  217. I love pancakes

  218. Morgan Lepley Edger says:

    Pancakes are my favorite! 🙂

  219. Paula Tavernie says:

    I love Pancakes!!!
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  220. mary gardner says:

    grits and sausage

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  221. I love biscuits & gravy, eggs and fried potatoes (about once a year!)
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  222. Kerrie Mayans says:


  223. Waffles with fresh fruit.

  224. amy deeter says:

    i love bacon

  225. I love pancakes.

  226. Jennifer Reed says:

    My favorite breakfast food is french toast.
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  227. Robert Pyszk says:

    Omelets is my favorite breakfast food.

  228. Chrissy Nestor says:

    Bacon, YUMMY!

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  229. pancakes

  230. French Toast and Bacon

  231. Kellie Conklin says:

    I love Cinnamon French Toast! Thanks!

  232. Kristy Thiel says:

    I love crepes!

  233. Angela Cisco says:

    French toast with PB

  234. My favorite breakfast food is croissants and fresh fruit.

  235. I love cereal and eggs.
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  236. Kelly Britton says:

    Bacon, it goes with just about everything!

  237. Melissa VandenBerg says:

    I love pancakes and turkey bacon!

  238. Pancakes and sausage

  239. amberlyn johnson says:

    eggs. either a omelet, scrabbled or over easy. love them

  240. Erica C. says:

    I love french toast.

  241. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    My favorite breakfast is eggs, toast and bacon!

  242. Carolyn G says:


  243. Blueberry pancakes

  244. Pancakes (with bacon) is my favorite.
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  245. Bacon. Definitely bacon.
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  246. Gary Emes says:

    I’ve been loviing the Kashi oatmeal. Delicious and creamy tasting

  247. susan smoaks says:

    my favorite breakfast food is pancakes!

  248. Vicki D. says:

    My favorite breakfast item are eggs. I like them cooked anyway, but fried crisp around the edges is my favorite.

  249. Jessica Carnaggio says:

    My favorite breakfast food are waffles.

  250. Lisa Fonseca says:

    Bacon is my favorite breakfast food.

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  251. Terry Cross says:

    French Toast is my favorite

  252. Aaron Bretveld says:

    My favorite breakfast food would have to be biscuits and gravy, but I love pancakes a close second which is why I love IHOP.

  253. If calories weren’t counted…OMG, I would have pancakes with the works BUT I’d still opt for sugar-free syrup!

  254. Eggs and bacon

  255. If calories were free, OMG, I would have pancakes with all the works!

  256. I love French toast

  257. fresh fruit

  258. I like waffles, pancakes or french toast for breakfast

  259. Huevos rancheros are my favorite! Yum!
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  260. Lynde F. says:

    French toast, sausage, hash browns w/onions, & sausage biscuit with grape jelly. Not all at once, but I love breakfast!

  261. Ashley Tucker says:


  262. Saver Sara says:

    Breakfast sandwiches with bacon

  263. Stuffed French Toast is my absolute favorite!!

  264. waffles 🙂

  265. omelet
    Thanks for the contest.

  266. sheryl cullum says:

    Love ham & cheese omelets & toast & jelly

  267. Michelle S says:

    I love omelettes, but I only have them when I go to ihop

  268. Bryan E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway… at home, oatmeal & fresh fruit; at IHOP, pancakes !!!

  269. judy gardner says:


  270. Jaque R. says:

    I love a cheese omelet with jalapenos, pineapple, bell peppers and bacon. 🙂 Thank you.

  271. Whitney L says:

    Omelets and Bacon!!!

  272. Buddy Garrett says:

    Corned Beef Hash is my favorite.

  273. Barbara Long says:

    My favorite breakfast food is eggs – fried, scrambled, omelet, etc.

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  274. I love pancakes.

  275. Susan Marina Brown Lane says:

    French Toast is my favorite breakfast food! =)

  276. pancakes

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