Avoid chicken caesar salad?????
Avoid chicken caesar salad????? , 05-06-2008 03:39 PM


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I was browsing through the Men's Health website and came across an article "14 Health Foods That Aren't!"

http://www.menshealth.com/eatthis/9-Heal.../index.php

Many on the list are high carb, high sugar foods, but the list also included chicken caesar salad. The reason? 60 grams of fat between the dressing and parmesan cheese. Low fat just won't die.

Actually, a chicken caesar salad is an excellent low carb choice, if you remember to order it without croutons (which I sometimes forget ). You know you will get 100% romaine lettuce, which is much more nutritious than iceberg lettuce and it's low in carbs. Caesar dressing is low carb (unless you're at McDonalds), often 1 or 2 grams per serving. Parmesan cheese is low carb. The fat will keep you satisfied for hours. Chicken is very low carb unless it's breaded or injected with sugar (another reason to avoid McDonalds). Ceasar salad is also good with grilled shrimp or any other meat you can imagine. A small ceasar salad with your meal is also good for the above reasons.

The only reason I can see to avoid a chicken ceasar salad is if you just don't like it. Otherwise, enjoy to your heart's content.

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RE: Avoid chicken caesar salad????? , 05-06-2008 04:28 PM


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renegadediabetic Wrote:I was browsing through the Men's Health website and came across an article "14 Health Foods That Aren't!"

http://www.menshealth.com/eatthis/9-Heal.../index.php

Many on the list are high carb, high sugar foods, but the list also included chicken caesar salad. The reason? 60 grams of fat between the dressing and parmesan cheese. Low fat just won't die.

Actually, a chicken caesar salad is an excellent low carb choice, if you remember to order it without croutons (which I sometimes forget ). You know you will get 100% romaine lettuce, which is much more nutritious than iceberg lettuce and it's low in carbs. Caesar dressing is low carb (unless you're at McDonalds), often 1 or 2 grams per serving. Parmesan cheese is low carb. The fat will keep you satisfied for hours. Chicken is very low carb unless it's breaded or injected with sugar (another reason to avoid McDonalds). Ceasar salad is also good with grilled shrimp or any other meat you can imagine. A small ceasar salad with your meal is also good for the above reasons.

The only reason I can see to avoid a chicken ceasar salad is if you just don't like it. Otherwise, enjoy to your heart's content.

Renegade,

Thank you for your post on caesar salad. When I first started low carb I was eating a ton of caesar salads . . . then I thought maybe they were too high in fat so I stopped. I am going to start eating them again! Especially now that the weather is getting nicer!


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RE: Avoid chicken caesar salad????? , 05-16-2008 01:32 AM


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When I first saw this thread, my heart sunk! I love these salads! Thanks for letting me know its OK!

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RE: Avoid chicken caesar salad????? , 05-19-2008 01:17 PM


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Chicken Caesar salads are great! You get your greens....a little dairy.....a bit of meat. The only downside is that most use commercial salad dressings, so heaven only knows what's in it.

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RE: Avoid chicken caesar salad????? , 05-19-2008 06:02 PM


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Ladybug, just want to say, you're look magnificent! That before/after photo is amazing!

I love Ceasar. I'm so glad this post was the opposite of what I thought it would be.

Paula