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30 Days, 30 Salads: Day 2

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Salad: Subway Veggie Delite Salad
Calories: 50

Verdict: I have to hand it to Subway. It's kind of hard to walk into one where I live without being haunted by the knowledge that a Jimmy Johns--or better yet, Potbellys--is probably right around the corner. Throw in the fact that you'll be doing away with the bread part and all sorts of lunchtime free-form anxiety starts to manifest. But they kind of brought their A-game to the Veggie Delite offering, so I'll be having it again. Soon. (It doesn't hurt to know that it clocks in at just over $5 including tax in a downtown area where lunches costing less than $8 run scarce.)

I did add some extras, since the calorie count is so low on this thing. Olives (just a smattering) and avocado added some extra flavor and texture. I'm a lady that likes my salads robust and flaovorful, so anything that helps that along without being a total salad bomb gets my vote. I wasn't feeling a dry salad today either, so I also had them sprinkle some oil and vinegar, which the young lady was nice enough to add with a some finesse. I don't know about you kittens, but when it comes to strange flavors, I prefer the bitter, not so much the sour. Thus when it comes to vinegar, you either gotta go light, or go home. Thankfully, Subway's finest new how to do the job right.

The salad, tasty as it was, still had me a little worried about getting the hunger cranks by 3 pm, so I grabbed one of their soups, the roasted chicken noodle. It was surprisingly good. Now it wasn't the Soup Nazi's Crab Bisque, mind you. But again, considering the source it could have been so much worse. As it was it was well flavored, had pasta that tasted like pasta and not little carb droppings floating in my broth, and the broth had enough substance to taste rich. I know.

So there you have it. One of the most pleasant 290 (counting everything) calorie lunches I've had in a long time. It wasn't the prettiest thing, but it was tasy, filling, and pretty healthy. Moreover, it was way more veggeful than yeasterday's pick (tasty though it was). I think my work here is done.
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    30 days 30 salads love the idea emoticon inspires me to try it as well, thank you for posting this in your blog. emoticon
    2951 days ago
    I am looking forward to your next salad. emoticon emoticon
    2951 days ago
    I absolutely ADORE Subway Salads. I don't use dressing, although the Sweet Onion Teriyaki(sp?) kind is BEYOND Delicious!!.

    The soups are good, too, but you do have to watch the Sodium content.
    Thanks for sharing this.
    emoticon I think I feel a Subway Supper in my near future!!
    2953 days ago
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