Friday, November 19, 2010

"The Big Salad"

Remember Seinfeld, when Elaine just wanted a "big salad"? That always cracked me up.

I also love a big salad. Recently, they added some Saladworks restaurants close to where I live. At first, I thought it was too expensive, but then I bought one of their salads and I was hooked. You get enough salad for about 2 meals.

The Big Salad is kind of a diet buster though. By the time you add the meat, the cheese, the egg, the dressing...well, let's just say you have consumed enough calories.

My favorite salad at Saladworks is called the Bentley. It has ham, swiss, turkey, eggs. I substitute crispy chicken and avacado for the ham and turkey. The other night, I made some oven fried chicken, and so I thought I would try to make my own version of this salad.

My version has a lot less calories, simply because less of it fits in the goodbyn. I had some cheese, some crispy chicken, tomatoes, lettuce, and my beloved avocado. I halved the avocado and wrapped it in Saran Wrap, and put it in another compartment, so it wouldn't get brown before lunchtime. I included some fat free salad dressing, and of course, the best part of a SaladWorks meal: a nice, soft whole wheat roll with margarine. Good eats!


  1. Awesome! I love that episode of Seinfeld!! Great lunch!

  2. Oh my gosh Nancy. That looks totally delish!

  3. Love it Nancy! Looks delicious! Thanks for the tip on the avacados - mine ALWAYS turn brown. I'll try this!