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Day 30 – Working My Way thru the Menu: Chick-fil-A Asian Salad

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Day 30.  It’s a milestone day.  Not often that you can say you’ve done something 30 days in a row.  Well, maybe breathing. Or eating. Or doing a lot of other biological unmentionables.

Okay, so there are plenty of things that we do for 30 days straight. I take it back. I am nothing if not willing to be corrected, even when the person correcting me is myself.

This post has started out a bit schizophrenic, has it not?  Great, now I’m going to be inundated with complaints and demands for an apology from the politically literally correct crowd for insulting the mentally disabled. I tell you what, we live in a stifling environment in the U.S. these days. Yet on the Eve of the 4th of July, I’m nostalgic and hopeful about the days ahead for this great nation, even if it is a nation where we push dogs in baby strollers and have Toddlers in Tiaras.

I’ll tell you why I’m hopeful too.  It’s because of people like Colby and Kelsey, my servers today.

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I hadn’t seen Colby in a while and the fact wasn’t lost on him; I’d be happy to have him as an employee with his attention to detail. Kelsey seems outgoing and confident without being arrogant. These are the type of young people that are going to run our nation one day – I find that encouraging.

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Now despite basically not seeing the sun in days, nothing could really put a damper on the fact that I got my 30th free Chick-fil-A meal of the year today. As I have been working my way through the menu, I’m now on salads, and got my first stab at the Chick-fil-A® Asian Salad. Yesterday I mentioned the Chick-fil-A Cobb was my favorite, and I have to say, the Asian is a very close second.  Of course, I’ve only had two of their salads now, and they are both really good.

According the Chick-fil-A website, the Chick-fil-A® Asian Salad  includes: Chick-fil-A® Nuggets, pressure-cooked, sliced and served hot on a fresh bed of chopped Romaine lettuce and baby greens, topped with shredded red and green cabbage, carrots and mandarin orange segments. Made fresh daily. Served with Honey Thai Almonds, Chinese Garlic & Ginger Wontons and Honey Sesame dressing (or guest’s choice of dressing).

Total Cost: $7.67 (no drink)

Nutritional Content of the Chick-fil-A Cobb Salad:
330 Calories
13g Fat
3g Saturated Fat
0g Trans Fat
70mg Cholesterol
1090mg Sodium
24g Carbohydrates
5g Fiber
11g Sugar
29g Protein

I have to say, I’m not shocked that this salad was money. It’s not quite as hearty as the Cobb, but it’s healthier, and I can see going for this one in the future.

Final Every Day Rating: 9 out of 10. The only reason I’m giving it a 9 instead of a 10 is because the Cobb is just a notch above the Asian in terms of taste.  At the end of the day, I’m all about taste.