The Healthiest Food to Order at Waffle House

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The Healthiest Food at Waffle House

Heading out to waffle House and searching for the healthiest food?

You can get your hashbrowns smothered and covered (reference to the song, “The Bad Touch” by Bloodhound Gang), but I wouldn’t recommend that!

Waffle House Breakfast Menu
Waffle House Breakfast Menu

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  • Healthy items to order at Waffle House
  • What’s healthy at Waffle House
  • Tips for eating healthy at Waffle House

Below are the healthiest food options at Waffle House.

The 5 Healthiest Food Options at Waffle House

Here’s what to order if you want to eat healthy at Waffle House.

1. Egg Breakfast with 2 Eggs, Wheat Toast, and Tomatoes – 410 Calories

Waffle House Two Egg Breakfast
Waffle House Two Egg Breakfast

The 2 Egg breakfast with wheat toast and tomatoes at Waffle House has 410 calories.

Ask for your eggs to be poached instead of scrambled. This will reduce your calorie count from approximately 410 calories to 390 calories.

Also ask for no butter on the bread.

2. Grilled Chicken Sandwich – 480 Calories

Grilled Chicken Sandwich at Waffle House
Grilled Chicken Sandwich at Waffle House

A grilled chicken sandwich at Waffle House includes chicken breast, lettuce, tomatoes, and grilled onions on a grilled bun.

Ask for your sandwich on wheat toast with no butter to reduce the calorie count from 480 calories to 370 calories.

3. Egg Breakfast with 3 Eggs and Tomatoes (No Toast) – 220 Calories

One poached egg has approximately 70 calories.

Ask for three poached eggs (the scrambled eggs have lots of oil and butter from the frying pan) for a high protein, low calorie food option.

A tomato slice only has 10 calories and is very healthy for you.

4. Large Bowl of Chili – 230 Calories

A large bowl of the Bert’s Chili only has 230 calories.

Add smoked ham for an extra 60 calories and more protein. This would bring your calorie count to 290 calories.

Feel free to add grilled onions, grilled tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, and grilled mushrooms too.

Just avoid the sausage gravy.

5. All the Sides: City Ham and Two Sausage Patties – 370 Calories

Don’t order all the sides at Waffle House…please!

But DO order a side of the city ham (110 calories) with two sausage patties (260 calories).

Ordering city ham and two sausage patties are a great option if you are on a Keto or low-carb diet.

Tips for Ordering Healthy at Waffle House

Want more tips on how to eat healthy at Waffle House?

Follow these tips from The Jeans Fit!

1. Order Poached Eggs – 70 Calories Per Egg

Always order poached eggs if you can.

Poached eggs are boiled in water vs. thrown in a frying pan with lots of oil and butter.

2. Ask for Wheat Toast – 220 Calories

The wheat toast has 220 calories and more fiber than the other bread options at Waffle House.

For example, the Raisin Toast has 300 calories.

3. Order Regular Hashbrowns – 190 Calories

If you love hashbrowns go ahead and order them!

A regular side of hashbrowns at Waffle House has 190 calories, which isn’t bad.

Just don’t add sausage gravy (90 calories) or American cheese (140 calories).

4. Avoid the Biscuits – 380 Calories

One biscuit looks innocent, but a biscuit from Waffle House has 380 calories.

5. Order Grits…If You Like Them – 190 Calories

I personally hate grits, but if you like them – order them!

One large bowl of grits at Waffle House has 190 calories.

Even if you order cheese with your grits, you’ll get a meal for just 240 calories.

Frequently Asked Questions about Eating Healthy at Waffle House

Have a question that’s not answered below? Leave a comment!

Where can I find ALL nutritional information about Waffle House foods?

Check out the Waffle House Nutrition Facts PDF online.

Waffle House Nutrition Facts PDF

What’s the healthiest thing to order at Waffle House?

The healthiest option thing to order at Waffle House is the Grilled Chicken Salad (175 calories).

But…if you are at Waffle House order breakfast (please!)

Since a salad is so boring, the healthiest thing to order is two poached eggs with wheat toast (no butter) and tomatoes.

How many calories are in a Waffle House Hash Brown Bowl?

Hashbrown Bowls at Waffle House
Hashbrown Bowls at Waffle House

The Hash Brown Bowls at Waffle House have between 780 and 920 calories.

The Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Hashbrown Bowl has 800 calories.

The Ham, Egg, & Cheese Hashbrown Bowl has 780 calories.

The Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Hashbrown Bowl has 920 calories.

How many calories does a Waffle House waffle have?

Waffle House Classic Waffle
Waffle House Classic Waffle

A Classic Waffle at Waffle House has 410 calories.

If you add pecans, chocolate chips, or peanut butter chips, the calorie count increases to 560 calories.

For example, the Peanut Butter Chip Waffle has 560 calories.

How many calories are in a Waffle House All Star Meal?

Waffle House All Star Special Meal
Waffle House All Star Special

The Waffle House All-Star Special has approximately 1,050 calories.

A build-your-own All Star-Special with two eggs, grits, white toast, a waffle, and bacon has 1,050 calories.

What are the healthiest sides at Waffle House?

The healthiest sides are city ham (110 calories), sliced tomatoes (10 calories), regular hashbrowns with nothing on them (190 calories), and a small bowl of grits (90 calories).

You can also order two poached eggs for 140-150 calories.

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