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I know that a lot of people think that when you’re trying to eat lighter and healthier, what you are eating is flavorless cardboard. That is certainly not the case at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse. Their new EnLIGHTened Entrees may skimp on the calories, but they don’t skimp on flavor.

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My husband and I walked in and we were immediately greeted with posters letting us know that the entrees aren’t the only things that have been lightened up; they have EnLIGHTened cocktails as well. What?! That made my day even better, because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a cocktail, especially when it doesn’t eat up all your calories for an entire day.


We started off with an appetizer of Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wraps and I decided that would go perfectly with a Skinny Rita. My Skinny Rita was absolutely amazing. It was light, flavorful, had a really good balance of lime and orange, and the agave was the perfect sweetener for it. The Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wraps had a slight heat to them, but weren’t overly spicy and were full of good flavor.

>> Recipe: Skinny Margarita

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I ordered the Honey Lime Scallops and was not disappointed. They were cooked very simply with a honey-lime vinaigrette, and because of that, the scallops managed to be savory and slightly sweet all at the same time. They were delicious! The asparagus and brown rice were the perfect pairings to go with the scallops. My husband ordered the Lemon Thyme Chicken and in order to be able to give an accurate description, I had to try it right along with him. It had a great citrus flavor that marinated into the rice along with all the vegetables while the chicken remained melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Our entire experience was fantastic and we walked away completely satisfied without having to give up on our ultimate goal of eating healthy.

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