So we enter into the world of fast food once again, this time to Zaxby’s, more famously know for their chicken fingers and fries and some tasty little sauce you can dip everything into; but that’s not real paleo now is it. So forget I mentioned that.
To the more paleo-esque menu as we look at their salads, or as they call them Zalads.
Let me start by saying, and I already know the answer but I ask anyway, how come my picture never looks like what they have on the website. Geez already.
So I went for “The Blue” salad – all in all very good to be honest. The blackened chicken was pretty tasty. It does have blue cheese on it and there wasn’t a lot of scooping it off but it wasn’t a ton and I did manage to avoid some of it. And when you order, ask them if they can hold the blue cheese, which I failed to do. I went with the Mediterranean dressing. There are also some tiny little fried onion thingys that give a crunchy thing going on but there were not very many on my salad; you may could ask them to hold that off as well. Sometimes this stuff is already pre-mixed, sometimes not. Of course, say NO to the Texas Toast.
Here is the official description: Mixed greens, red cabbage, carrots, roma tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, fried onions, and Buffalo Fingerz® or blackened chicken, with Texas toast. Dressings: Ranch, Lite Ranch, Honey Mustard, Blue Cheese, 1000 Island, Honey French, Mediterranean, Caesar, Lite Vinaigrette, Citrus Vinaigrette.
I will say that it wasn’t a ton of food and I am not a big eater but I wasn’t totally stuffed, probably because they expect people to fill up on the Texas Toast. So keep in mind that you might want to order an extra piece of chicken and tell them to hold the toast. I also got an un-leaded tea to wash everything down.
They also give you two dressings but I just used one as it was plenty.
And now, the break down which is what we are waiting for: (drum roll)
Calories without the dressing: 225 (if you can manage not to eat the fried onions or blue cheese crumbles- if you do, be prepared to double this number easily.)
Mediterranean Dressing (1 packet) calories: 140 carbs: 4g
Grand Total - Calories: 365 Carbs: 9.0g Protein: 37g
Pretty darn tootin good, huh. Alright now you nutritional fit freaks, go enjoy yourselves.
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