Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday Review: Wendy's Apple Pecan Chicken Salad

    In an attempt to eat healthier, I ordered a salad during a recent trip to Wendy's. Sure, I WANTED a Frosty. And, of course, I WANTED fries to dip into my Frosty. Which, by the way, if you haven't tried that yet, you have to! It is pure awesomeness! But I digress. Like I said, I ordered a salad... a boring ol' salad... or not!

   Have you tried Wendy's salads? During the summer, I tried their... um... I forgot what it was called. oops!. Anyway, it had the strawberries and blueberries and chicken in it and it was really yummy! I got a coupon on Facebook and thought I'd give it a try. So, this time, I was excited to try a new salad from Wendy's. I chose the Apple Pecan Salad. I ordered the half salad, mostly because they are a bit pricey. It had chunks of red and green apples, dried cranberries, yummy grilled chicken and blue cheese crumbles. It had a packet of seasoned pecans to add over the top. The dressing was a pomegranate dressing and it was delicious!

   The half-sized salad has 340 calories, 18g of fat (which seems a little high, but you have to remember that some of the fat is good fat from the pecans... at least that's what I'm telling myself!), 31g of carbs., and 18g of protein.
    The full sized salad has 560 calories, 27g of fat, 50g of carbs., and a whopping 36g of protein!

    Which fast food salads are your favorites? I would love some ideas!


Cassondra said...

I never get the salads bc I read somewhere that they are more fat/calories than fries and burgers...Hmmm never looked into it. And I love me some burgers and fries :)

Cassondra said...

Ok I just looked it up out of curiosity-

Wendy's Jr Bacon cheeseburger- calories: 400
Fat: 24 g
Carbs: 25 g
Protein: 21 g

Fat: 21
Carbs: 55
Protein: 2

Smart Cents Review said...

I LOVE burgers and fries! And yeah... there are a LOT of salads out there that are loaded with fat and calories! Ooh! Especially those taco salads with the deep fried tortilla bowls... mmmmmm.... yummy, but soooo bad! lol

Amber said...

That sounds delicious! I haven't tried any of their salads yet but I'm definitely going to have to. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm following you back!

Smart Cents Review said...

Hi Amber! Thanks for stopping by & following! :-)

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