Wendy’s New Almond Berry Chicken Salad
As a newlywed who is on the go and struggling to maintain the healthy meal options on a budget, I am constantly looking for new ways to eat out, eat cheap, yet eat healthy. Who am I kidding? Almost all of us are on the go and trying to watch our weight, and hopefully not watch it go up! Thankfully, the fast food industry has been somewhat helpful in this area as they are trying to produce healthier options on their menus, yet I still tend to choose the tastier, greasy options. Wendy’s, however, has a really great new choice in their new Almond Berry Chicken Salad. I have to say, even though I love fruit, chicken, and salad, I was a little nervous about combining all of these and adding almonds. I am happy to say, Wendy’s far exceeded my expectations.
As I opened my salad, I was happy to see GREEN lettuce! I get so frustrated ordering salads and getting the nasty brown lettuce, but Wendy’s did not disappoint. This was even a fresh mix of different types, including Romaine, Iceberg, and Spring mix! The satisfaction definitely did not end there, however, because the fruit was ripe and delicious too! This was a pleasant surprise considering Wendy’s specialty is fried food, and they were able to serve me FRESH blueberries and strawberries! The goodness just keeps going. The fresh Asiago cheese, along with the tasty grilled chicken, and my favorite…the Fat Free Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing all combine to create a great experience for your taste buds! Even though I’m not a fan of almonds, they added a really nice touch with the natural sea salt flavoring, and just a bit of crunch.
At only 460 calories and 17 grams of fat for the Full Size Salad, this is definitely a healthier option than the cheeseburger and fries. Even if you are in the mood for a baked potato, you could pair the half size of the salad with a baked potato (as long as you don’t get the cheese and the bacon 😉 ), it doesn’t ruin your healthy choice. Did I mention you can swap out some of the ingredients to make it your own? Granted, it may make it a bit unhealthier, but you could have home-style chicken instead of the grilled, or croutons instead of the almonds, etc. So hopefully, I can turn to this delicious salad option instead of the greasy, fried meals that are oh-so-tempting, yet terrible for the newlywed waistline.
About Savannah – Savannah is a newly graduated, newlywed setting out into the world of teaching. While she doesn’t have any of her own kids yet, she loves to spoil/play with/love on her nephew and all of the kids that she helps take care of. Follow her @savvyylayne .
Savannah received coupons for a salad in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are her own.