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Old 07-16-2008, 10:58 AM   #11
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That salad looks great. Thanks for posting just in time for the coming heat wave here. I see my future dinner!
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:00 PM   #12
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Your salad looks terrific. It has been my favorite salad for years until one day I saw the calorie count. Want to know what it is? No, I didn't think so.
Well, here's what I came up with, per salad:

6 black olives - 50 calories
1/4 avocado - 69
1 hb egg - 78
1.5 strips baked bacon - 68
3/4 grilled chicken breast - 100
1/4 cup fat free shredded cheddar cheese - 45
2 T creamy blue cheese dressing - 160

Total: 570 calories

I didn't count any calories for the veggies. I know my dressing was a killer, but I love it and it's worth it to me! You can knock that way down by using a low-cal dressing.

I don't think 570 calories is out of line for a whole dinner, though. And, with a couple of exceptions, they are "good calories".

What is your calorie count, DQ?

Lee
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:14 PM   #13
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Well, here's what I came up with, per salad:

6 black olives - 50 calories
1/4 avocado - 69
1 hb egg - 78
1.5 strips baked bacon - 68
3/4 grilled chicken breast - 100
1/4 cup fat free shredded cheddar cheese - 45
2 T creamy blue cheese dressing - 160

Total: 570 calories

I didn't count any calories for the veggies. I know my dressing was a killer, but I love it and it's worth it to me! You can knock that way down by using a low-cal dressing.

I don't think 570 calories is out of line for a whole dinner, though. And, with a couple of exceptions, they are "good calories".

What is your calorie count, DQ?

Lee

My count comes up a lot higher because I don't use the low calorie version and I don't think most other people do either. One fourth of an avocado is not enough. I use half, plus 2 slices of bacon, 1/3 cup full milk chedder cheese, tomatoes, 8 black kalamata olives,1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese, and a couple of other ingredients including the lettuces. There is no way on this green earth that I'm going to get by with 2 Tbsp. blue cheese dressing. That size salad requires at least 4 Tbsp. minimum. I come up with a total of 850 give or take a few. The fat content is usually about 45 g. I think that's a lot of fat and calories for one meal. My daily fat content is no more than 30 grams for the day. Cobb salad has more than I want to tackle even though this is probably the best salad you can eat. Heck if you're going to eat Cobb salad, go all the way.
Order this in a restuarant as a meal sized salad and you can add another 200 calories. The portion is HUGE!!!
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