A Lunch Date at Houlihan’s + A Giveaway!

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!  πŸ˜‰  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

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. natalie
    February 27, 2014 / 9:33 pm

    key lime mousse!

  2. Erica P.
    February 27, 2014 / 9:51 pm

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

  3. February 28, 2014 / 12:28 am

    I’d try the Rice Noodle and Sirloin dish!

  4. February 28, 2014 / 1:01 am

    I want to try the Chipotle Chicken Nachos!

  5. Kim B
    February 28, 2014 / 1:51 am

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

  6. Mary Happymommy
    February 28, 2014 / 6:40 am

    I’d like to try the miso grilled salmon.

  7. February 28, 2014 / 6:48 am

    i love that place! esp the lettuce wraps.

  8. Ellen from Ask Away
    February 28, 2014 / 8:36 am

    omg the cajun grilled chicken penne pasta for sure!!

  9. Jessie C.
    February 28, 2014 / 8:52 am

    I would like to try Lemon & Herb Grilled Chicken

  10. darby
    February 28, 2014 / 9:39 am

    chipolte smoked chicken enchilladas

  11. jillian
    February 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

  12. Jessica S.
    February 28, 2014 / 10:27 am

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

  13. February 28, 2014 / 12:36 pm

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

  14. Solducky
    February 28, 2014 / 6:55 pm

    The thai grilled chicken looks yummy!

  15. Samantha
    February 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.

  16. Amy M
    February 28, 2014 / 7:16 pm

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

  17. rachel
    February 28, 2014 / 7:52 pm

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

  18. Karen
    February 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.

  19. Ann
    February 28, 2014 / 8:31 pm

    Seared Gerorge Banks Scallops

  20. Alice F
    February 28, 2014 / 8:39 pm

    I love the herb grilled chicken! Tasty and healthy!

  21. wild orchid
    March 1, 2014 / 7:54 am

    I would love to try the lemon and herb chicken.

    Entered the rafflecopter as β€œWild orchid”

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

  22. Liz Lew
    March 1, 2014 / 8:09 am


  23. Ashley Bree Perez
    March 1, 2014 / 10:01 am

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

  24. raquel perez
    March 1, 2014 / 10:24 am

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

  25. Taryn T.
    March 1, 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!

  26. ashley cossette
    March 1, 2014 / 11:18 am

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

  27. March 1, 2014 / 12:37 pm

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

  28. Kristen
    March 1, 2014 / 12:52 pm

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

  29. susana
    March 1, 2014 / 2:48 pm

    Would love to try the, MISO GRILLED SALMON!!!! sounds delicious πŸ˜€

  30. March 1, 2014 / 3:29 pm

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

  31. March 1, 2014 / 3:58 pm


  32. Meg A
    March 1, 2014 / 6:59 pm

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

  33. Donna
    March 1, 2014 / 7:53 pm

    the miso salmon

  34. alaine
    March 2, 2014 / 8:52 am

    the thai grilled chicken πŸ™‚

  35. Melissa Teears
    March 2, 2014 / 8:56 am

    I would love to get the chicken parm

  36. SalBug
    March 2, 2014 / 10:31 am

    Any of their desserts would hit the spot.

  37. Laura ari
    March 2, 2014 / 12:11 pm

    I’d love to try the key lime mousse

  38. Brittany Koelmel
    March 2, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    ooo the scallops look good!

  39. Tina M
    March 2, 2014 / 9:57 pm

    i want to try the baby ribs

  40. ellen casper
    March 3, 2014 / 9:19 am


  41. Sadie B.
    March 3, 2014 / 1:57 pm

    I would like to try the miso grilled salmon.

  42. March 3, 2014 / 3:18 pm


  43. Annette French
    March 3, 2014 / 4:23 pm

    chicken nachos

  44. Kelsey S
    March 3, 2014 / 5:28 pm

    Veggie Mini Burger. Love they have a veggie choice!

  45. March 3, 2014 / 10:26 pm

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

  46. Carrie
    March 4, 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. πŸ™‚

  47. Daria Kennedy
    March 5, 2014 / 6:37 am

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

  48. natalie yeoman
    March 5, 2014 / 12:15 pm

    i would like to try the lemon herb grilled chicken

  49. Bridget Heiple Reich
    March 5, 2014 / 12:40 pm


  50. Julie
    March 5, 2014 / 7:16 pm

    the lemon and herb grilled chicken
    thanks for the giveaway

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