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I tried a new food: Burger King Apple Cranberry Chicken Salad

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I lost 50 pounds eating a lot of fast food (by choosing wisely), so I'm always excited to try the new healthier options that many fast-food restaurants are offering.

Today DH wanted to lunch at BK, and I remembered that I've been wanting to try their new salads. So, I had the Apple Cranberry (Grilled) Chicken Salad, and it was quite good.

This salad has grilled chicken, craisins, blue cheese, and apple slices on a bed of mixed lettuces. It comes with Ken's Apple Cider Vinaigrette dressing, which is quite tasty, though not low calorie.

Salads of this type are often too heavy on the blue cheese and craisins for me - I thought that this one had just the right proportion of ingredients. The salad without dressing is 310 calories.

The entire packet of salad dressing is 210 calories, but the salad would have been swimming in it, so I estimate that I used a maximum of two tablespoons of dressing. The dressing is a creamy white color, but is nice and thin - I thought that it really complemented the salad well, though my husband didn't like it at all.

I'd definitely order this again on a trip to BK. But, next time I'll try the light honey balsamic dressing that they have, just to see if it tastes good.
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PIXIE-LICIOUS 10/21/2012 4:57PM

    The sad thing about fast food is that even the healthier options have so much sodium. The salad you got has 980 mg of sodium. Too bad fast food restaurants just don't get it...they need to cut the sodium, not just the calories. Even their milkshakes have a lot of sodium!

But now you've got me craving a big salad!! emoticon

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LJBKENT 10/21/2012 4:39PM

    Thanks for the info. Boy, you really do have to watch dressing at any restaurant, don't you? Congratulations on your weight loss - keep up the good work!

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NANCYPAT1 10/21/2012 4:34PM

    Thanks for sharing. I know you can lose weight eating fast food as long as you are making wise choices. It may not be PERFECT but it definitely fits into today's busy lifestyle than some of the alternatives.

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