Fast food. We all eat it. Oh, come on. At least once in a while, it tastes so good to bite into a big double burger piled with cheese, sauce, and bacon. You know what I mean.
Now let's talk nutrition and fast food. This time, McDonald's gets it right. We're talking about the delicious and nutritious McDonald's Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken (less than $5.00 in most McD restaurants). Only 320 calories without the dressing. Add dressing, and it comes out to about 450 calories. Still a dieter's dream!!
Ladies, we're all counting calories. It's not always about the prettiest new shade of coral lipstick, or the best alpha hydroxy acid serum. Diet is beauty, too. Here is your beauty tip today------ if you want to grab a filling and generous salad, this one is it! McDonald's had taken the tasty Southwest salad off their menus at some point in 2007. A lot of people complained, and now it's back!
You're biting into plenty of crispy and tangy items here: a grilled chicken breast fillet with cilantro lime glaze, lettuce, roasted corn, tomatoes, black beans, poblano peppers, cheddar/jack cheese, and chili lime torilla strips. Yummy!
You can choose the crispy chicken breast, instead of the grilled chicken breast, but you will be increasing the calories by 80 and adding an extra 7 g of fat. You should also skip the butter garlic crouton packet. That adds another 60 calories.
Ask for Newman's Own LowFat Family Recipe Italian Dressing for only 60 calories a serving.
Here's the nutritional breakdown:
9 g fat
30 g carbohydrates
30 g protein
6 g fiber
960 mg sodium
For more information, visit: www.mcdonalds.com.
You can choose any item on the menu, and get a complete nutritional breakdown at their website.
Fast food might not be the healthiest option, but McDonald's Southwest Salad really is a dieter's dream.