Five of my girlfriends had dinner last evening at Chile's as a surprise birthday celebration for one of them. I hadn't checked on-line for nutritional values of their menu choices before going but thought I was safe by ordering one of their salads for my dinner. I dithered between the Santa Fe Chicken Salad and the Quesadilla Explosion Salad and finally decided on the Quesadilla Explosion Salad knowing it would have more carbs than the Santa Fe Chicken Salad.. I estimated about 45 grams of carb and bolused accordingly. I ate about 1/2 of the huge salad and brought the rest home. This morning, I decided to go on-line to see if Chile's had nutritional data posted for their menu. (They do) Imagine my surprise when I discovered that my salad had a whopping 75 grams of carb! (Of course, since I only ate about 1/2 of it, my bolus wasn't all that far off the mark…but that was purely accidental). The Santa Fe Chicken Salad would have been a better choice at 30 grams of carb. I've printed the list so I have it handy when we return to Chili's and will make it a point to check on-line before going out to eat at any of the national chains. Of course, local, non-chain restaurants still prsent us with a challenge. Bon Appetit!
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