Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wendy's on a diet, part 2

I previously reviewed Wendys on a diet.  Here is another take on it.  There was a special on the grilled chicken combo for $5, so I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich, changed the side to a caesar side salad and had a small diet coke.

Grilled Chicken Sandwich (only 1 bun):    This is 360 calories, 8g fat, 38g carbs (3g fiber), 35g protein.  To make this total, make the total 364 calories.  The bread has 165 calories, 1g fat, 6g protein, 33g carbs (2g fiber).  So removing one bun saves 76 calories, 3g protein and 16g carbs (1g fiber).  The bread was a multigrain bun and was delicious.  Total: 288 calories, 8g fat, 22g carbs (2g fiber), 32g protein.

Caesar Side Salad with Caesar dressing, without croutons:  262 calories, 18g fat, 18g carbs (3g fiber), 7g protein. The croutons have 92 calories, 4g fat, 12g carbs (1g fiber), 2g protein.  The dressing has 80 calories, 8g fat, 1g carbs, 1g protein.  I added additional parmesan cheese which is not counted.  Total: 170 calories, 14g fat, 6g carbs (2g fiber), 5g protein.
Total:  458 calories, 22g fat, 28g carbs (4g fiber), 37g protein.  Using my revised point system, this is 45 points (24 [carbs] + 19 [protein] + 2 [fat].   The total with tax was $5.40.

Verdict:  This is a winner.  The grilled chicken was perfect, and the sauce was delicious.  I think this is better even than Chick-fil-a, although I would have to compare again with their grilled chicken instead of the breaded.  I think this is a much better choice than the Power Mediterranean Chicken salad which has too many carbs.  This is a perfect meal, and this would be good for the dinner portion of a diet, (almost any kind, although I am doing keto).  The only possible change would be to add a Double Stack (hold the bun, hold the ketchup), although this is filling enough.

To be fair, now I have to compare the other places again, with the grilled chicken sandwiches and side salad.

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