I like to eat, so every once in awhile I skip the tortilla chips and order a salad for my meal. Just to lighten the caloric-intake and temporarily feel like I’m doing something healthy.

Then I read a magazine that says a caesar salad from Chili’s with grilled chicken packs more than 76 grams of fat.


That’s more fat than a dozen ice cream sandwiches. Not to mention the portion is enough to feed a small elephant, (do they eat salad?), though I never split it in half and save part of it for the following day.

Other menu shockers?

How about Quizno’s Chicken with Honey Mustard Flatbread Salad. 74 grams of fat, and as many calories as five packages of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I think I’d rather eat the peanut butter cups.

How about T.G.I. Friday’s Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad? I’d tell you the fat count, but the company refuses to disclose the nutritional content of their food. Not a good sign. 1360 calories, if you’re counting.

The next time you’re thinking about where to dine for dinner, maybe this will come in handy. Or maybe I’ll do a faceplant in a dozen ice cream sandwiches instead.

Either way, it’s a wash.