This title is misleading....this is a post about making good choices - not just when traveling, but when you are out running errands and need to grab a quick lunch. The junk available for a cheap and fast lunch is overwhelming. Sometimes it's hard to find places to make a healthy choice. Lately we have been grabbing salads when we are out and about.
Because I love Deb at Kahakai Kitchen and her Souper Sunday series, I am inspired to share a few good lunches we enjoyed recently and link up this week.
Greek Chicken Salad at Panera. This is one of my go-to salads when Doug is out of town.
It's a good mixture of greens, feta, red onion, olives, tomato and a heaping serving of grilled chicken. They have just the right balance of all ingredients and you aren't left with a soggy bowl of lettuce.
Next is a local place we like called Hopkins Eatery. They have a great selection of soups, sandwiches and salads. They also make delicious Congo Bars and a completely wicked carrot cake. I almost hope it won't be there when we go to Hopkins as we are weak, weak people. This time we had salad and waited to see if there was any room for dessert. Happily, I was full!
Doug ordered the Chicken Tetrazzini Salad. This concoction has cashew chicken salad with linguine, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, fresh lettuce, tomato, onions, and green peppers. I think he had the house dressing. Oh my, that was a good salad.
I ordered the Cobb Salad (apologies for the blurry photo) This is served on a bed of fresh lettuce with grilled chicken, crumbled bacon, boiled egg, artichoke hearts, red onion, tomato, Gorgonzola cheese and croutons. This was good except you can tell the bacon and cheese weren't the healthiest options here. But, the quantities of those items didn't negate the overall healthy benefit of this choice.
We did not order these but - check out the Congo bars!
On weekends we have something like the salads above or eat fish if we ride to the coast. Ok, sometimes it's BBQ but this post is about healthy choices, right? :-)
What healthy lunch choices are available to you when you travel or are out and about running errands?
Linking up to Deb at Kahakai Kitchen for her Souper Sunday.