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Compensation was provided by Houlihan’s via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Houlihan’s or Momtrends.

“Going out to eat” is my two year old son’s favorite phrase… ever.  If he had it his way, we’d be going out to eat every night and promptly be pretty broke as well.  But we do allow ourselves to go out to eat as a family every once in awhile.  And I also reserve a few lunches and dinners to go out with my girl friends as well.  Earlier this week, I decided to head to a local Houlihan’s restaurant (there’s quite a few in the KC area), to check out their low calorie menu options.  Everything on this menu is 590 calories or less and sounded delicious.  They have entree, dessert and cocktail options and I decided to try a few… along with some other staples that I normally get.




This was their Lemon and Herb Grilled Chicken at 550 calories.


Lettuce wraps is my go to.  I get it EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I visit Houlihan’s.  YUM!


And I had to order one of each dessert, Key Lime and Chocolate Mousses, all coming in below 500 calories each!



Love the mood at Houlihan’s and those cool ball lights, I had the bar all to myself, HA!  ;)  Thanks to Erin at Pretty Polished Perfect for taking these pics and Meggy from Chasing Davies for the support!


Have you been to Houlihan’s before?  Well if not, you are in luck, one lucky winner will win a $50 gift card to use there!  And if you have, I know you can’t wait to go back!

    Rules for the giveaway:

-Must be 18 years of age or older

-Must be a US Resident, ideally living near a Houlihan’s Restaurant

-Entries close on 3/6/2014 at 12:00AM

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56 Comments ( Reply )

  1. natalie
    Feb 27, 2014 @ 9:33 pm

    key lime mousse!

  2. Erica P.
    Feb 27, 2014 @ 9:51 pm

    I really want to try the Navajo Chicken Pasta! Sounds delicious! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Holly B
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 12:28 am

    I’d try the Rice Noodle and Sirloin dish!

  4. Whitney L
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 1:01 am

    I want to try the Chipotle Chicken Nachos!

  5. Kim B
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 1:51 am

    Seared rare tuna tacos?! I would most definitely try that!

  6. Mary Happymommy
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 6:40 am

    I’d like to try the miso grilled salmon.

  7. elle sees
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 6:48 am

    i love that place! esp the lettuce wraps.

  8. Ellen from Ask Away
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 8:36 am

    omg the cajun grilled chicken penne pasta for sure!!

  9. Jessie C.
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 8:52 am

    I would like to try Lemon & Herb Grilled Chicken

  10. Sharon
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 9:00 am

    I love Houlihan’s! I’d try the Chipotle Smoked Chicken Enchiladas!

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  11. darby
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 9:39 am

    chipolte smoked chicken enchilladas

  12. jillian
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 9:42 am

    yum! we have a Houlihans in chicago and it’s really good. the cajun grilled chicken looks tasty! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  13. Jessica S.
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 10:27 am

    My mouth is watering for the 4 oz. petite center-cut filet mignon – and it’s gluten free :)

  14. ilene
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 12:36 pm

    wish i lived close by or i’d totally check this place out! sounds amazing!

  15. Heather
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 4:21 pm

    You always have such great giveaways! Love your site!
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  16. Solducky
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 6:55 pm

    The thai grilled chicken looks yummy!

  17. Samantha
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 7:10 pm

    We have a Houlihans close by in Orlando…I’ve never been but their food looks delicious…I love that they have a gluten free menu option also ….I’d love to try their Atlantic Salmon.

  18. Amy M
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 7:16 pm

    The rice noodle salad with ginger-soy prime top sirloin sounds delicious! I would love to try that.

  19. rachel
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 7:52 pm

    I’d get their famous mushrooms….and creme brulee!

  20. Karen
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 8:01 pm

    I love Houlihan’s and meet my friends their at least once a year for a big lunch. My favorite is the Steak menu: petite Filet Mignon. thanks.

  21. Ann
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 8:31 pm

    Seared Gerorge Banks Scallops

  22. Alice F
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 8:39 pm

    I love the herb grilled chicken! Tasty and healthy!

  23. Savannah Belsher-MacLean
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 8:59 pm

    I want to try their Char-Crusted Ahi Tuna Salad!

  24. wild orchid
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 7:54 am

    I would love to try the lemon and herb chicken.

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    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  25. Liz Lew
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 8:09 am


  26. Ashley Bree Perez
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 10:01 am

    I would love to try the Lemon and Herb Grilled Chicken :) My email is perezashley60@hotmail.com . Thank you for the opportunity!

  27. raquel perez
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 10:24 am

    I’d love to try the Miso Grilled Salmon YUM!!

  28. Taryn T.
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 10:39 am

    Thanks for the chance to win! I would like to try the Tuscan White Bean Salad, The mac and cheese, and the chocolate mousse!

  29. ashley cossette
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 11:18 am

    I’d love to try the lemon and herb chicken!

  30. Betsy
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 12:37 pm

    I had the sliders and the martini flight last time i was there both really delicious!

  31. Kristen
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 12:52 pm

    I want to try the Rice Noodle Salad with Ginger Soy Sirloin.

  32. susana
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 2:48 pm

    Would love to try the, MISO GRILLED SALMON!!!! sounds delicious :D

  33. Krysten
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 3:29 pm

    Not entering because there isn’t a location near me but YUM does that food look DELISH.

  34. Kathleen
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 3:58 pm


  35. Meg A
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 6:59 pm

    Mmm, the Lemon Herb grilled chicken sounds delicious, I’d love to try it!

  36. Donna
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 7:53 pm

    the miso salmon

  37. Mary L Cottingham
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 8:31 pm

    I’d like to try the Grilled Rosemary Chicken

  38. alaine
    Mar 02, 2014 @ 8:52 am

    the thai grilled chicken :)

  39. Melissa Teears
    Mar 02, 2014 @ 8:56 am

    I would love to get the chicken parm

  40. SalBug
    Mar 02, 2014 @ 10:31 am

    Any of their desserts would hit the spot.

  41. Laura ari
    Mar 02, 2014 @ 12:11 pm

    I’d love to try the key lime mousse

  42. Brittany Koelmel
    Mar 02, 2014 @ 2:28 pm

    ooo the scallops look good!

  43. Tina M
    Mar 02, 2014 @ 9:57 pm

    i want to try the baby ribs

  44. ellen casper
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 9:19 am


  45. Danielle
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 1:05 pm

    I would love to try their Down Home Pot Roast – yum!

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  46. Sadie B.
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 1:57 pm

    I would like to try the miso grilled salmon.

  47. Marie S
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 3:18 pm


  48. Annette French
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 4:23 pm

    chicken nachos

  49. Kelsey S
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 5:28 pm

    Veggie Mini Burger. Love they have a veggie choice!

  50. jen
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 10:26 pm

    i’ve never been to houlihan’s! but i do love my lettuce wraps..perhaps i should try it out

  51. Carrie
    Mar 04, 2014 @ 1:50 pm

    Houlihan’s is a must when you’re in the KC area! I always get the Petite Filet Mignon, but after seeing your picture of the lettuce wraps I think I will have to try that next time. :)

  52. Daria Kennedy
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 6:37 am

    I would love to try the Seared 4 oz. Sea Scallops.

  53. natalie yeoman
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 12:15 pm

    i would like to try the lemon herb grilled chicken

  54. Bridget Heiple Reich
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 12:40 pm


  55. Julie
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 7:16 pm

    the lemon and herb grilled chicken
    thanks for the giveaway

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