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Healthy Take Out Food......Wendy's salad (NOT)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Yesterday I was feeling pretty good about myself. I weighed in on a team challenge --- down two pounds. I was picking up lunch to take to my daughters house and we had agreed on Chinese food. On the drive over I am doing the self chat...."why am I going to blow the weight loss with food that I know is not "healthy" think about a better choice, no I deserve a reward," (you all know that line) anyway the "good" wins out and I call my daughter and I told her that I was going to grab a salad, would she like to change her mind. She says yes, I'll have a salad too. I stopped at Wendy's.

They have a new line of salads. I had the Apple Pecan with Grilled Chicken. (Sounds healthy) Well I just looked up the calories...........holy mother of ---!!!

If I read this chart correct on the Wendy's web site this is the break down:

Cal's 580 fat 27 carb 50 protein 38 sugar 39

sodium 1590 fiber 6

I say again, I am only human and I may have read the chart wrong so please check for yourself.

BUT WHAT THE HECK IS HEALTHY ABOUT THIS SALAD when there is this much salt and sugar in it.!!!!!!!

I am so mad, at myself and at Wendy's for portraying a healthier choice, that is NOT that healthy.

Sorry I just had to vent and also send a warning to any one else that might be tempted into these murky waters of the deception of the fast food places!
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    Most of them are this way unfortunately.
    3175 days ago
    Wow! What an eye-opener! For an on-the-go salad, I guess we'd do better with one of those fix-your-own salad bars at the grocery store - at least then we'd have more control over the ingredients!

    emoticon for the "head's-up"!
    3185 days ago
    Wow!!That is not right!! I sounds like a good salad!! I guess we have to eat our salads at home. We know what is healthy!! I know it's nice to eat out once in a while, IT'S NOT FAIR!!! Good luck to you!!
    3187 days ago
    Maybe it isn't that bad...depending on what you had on it. When I look at their tracker it shows 580 calories. That is with the following: lettuce w/ blue cheese crumbles dried cranberries apple chunks, grilled chicken, pecans, pomegranate dressing (2 packs).
    3187 days ago
    Now you know for next time. I have heard that a lot of the salads are not healthy because they have so much extra stuff - like the pecans, cheese, dressing, croutons, etc....that actually make it unhealthy. Good luck for next time. Maybe take look at all the salads and other items so in the future you know ahead of time. But now, don't beat yourself up, just move on keep eating healthy!!
    3187 days ago
    After you eat meal is not the time to track the Nutritional Facts. I usually track them before meals. Call it meal planning. When I get online to check restaurants Nutrition Facts and they are not provided. I send them an e-mail pointing to the fact that it is hard to choose a restaurant that does not provide complete information.
    3187 days ago
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