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Best and Worst Kids' Menus: Chili’s Grill & Bar

Posted by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 3:39 PM
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By: Toby Amidor, MS, RD and Karen Ansel, MS, RD

              Chili’s Grill and Bar Kids' Menu Options

Thumbs Up: Pepper Pals Grilled Chicken Platter
When your child is dining off the Chili’s Grill & Bar Pepper Pals menu, the Grilled Chicken Platter is an overall healthy option with 170 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 720 milligrams of sodium. Side dishes and drinks aren’t included in the calorie information of the dish (but are included in the kid’s meal), so choose wisely. Some healthier sides include broccoli, mandarin oranges, pineapple, or celery sticks with Ranch.

Thumbs Down: Pepper Pals Side Cinnamon Apples
A medium apple contains 95 calories and is naturally fat free. However, this cinnamon-flavored menu item contains almost three times the calories and 11 grams of fat. While this side does offer a healthy dose of fiber, treat it as a dessert or skip it and choose any of the sides listed above as well as corn on the cob without butter or mashed potatoes without gravy.

Photo Courtesy of Chili’s Grill & Bar

by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 3:39 PM
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TerriC
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 4:27 PM

We moved to PA when my kids were 1 and 2 and there isn't a Chili's close to us, so they have never eaten at one.  But, still good to know, just in case we ever get to one.

dusky_rose
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 5:31 PM

I wish that we had a Chili's in our area, the food in their commercials always looks so good!


countrygirlkat
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 6:28 PM

 Wow I had no idea the apples were so bad!

Vertical15
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:12 PM

We have one just down the road from us but we've never been there.  Good to know though, thanks for sharing!

kellynh
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:37 PM

I've never been there

MichelleK41
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Interesting read ty for sharing. =)

Bob192
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 1:37 AM

Ahh, that's why those apples taste so good!

Bob192
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 1:38 AM

We have them everywhere here.  They put out email coupons for free kids meals from time to time and you can get two free kids meals per adult meal purchased.

mhmomma
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 8:47 AM
My kids would never even try the apples lol so I'm good there hehe
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KaylaMillar
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 9:47 AM

we dont have one in our area

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