Lunch at Wendy’s

Yesterday a friend took me outside of the National Park to go grab a bite to eat…I needed the break from cleaning, and had only had coffee & 1 bag of microwave popcorn all day before that.

So anyways, he likes to eat at Wendy’s, so that’s where we went. It’s definitely “Spring-Break” time here because there was a line of people waiting for food.

I noticed a new chicken sandwich sign on display (well new to me) while we waited in line: I got the #8 combo….Homestyle Asiago Ranch Chicken, medium fries & medium coke. I hardly ever eat bacon but seeing as its on this sandwich, I ate it.

So this morning I decided to find the Wendy’s website and check out their nutrition facts. Now these facts are for my entire lunch.
1280 calories just for lunch….WOW! OMG!
total fat=54 grams
carbs=165 grams
protein=38
sodium= 1995
sugar=64 grams

I also just checked the points value for this lunch on the weight watchers site…and that meal cost me 35 points. I only get 29 points a day with an extra
45 points for the week (I think, need to doublecheck weekly points)…guess this lunch used up a whole days worth of points and some of the weekly points. OMG~guess I won’t be eating this lunch again.

If my friend/co-worker ever talks me into going with him to Wendy’s ever again, then I might get the “Grilled Chicken Go-Wrap” because that only has 260 calories & 10 grams of fat & 750 grams of sodium. Not sure why there is also 3 grams of sugar in it though.
Even if I had a small strawberry shake, that would add another 390 calories & 11 grams of fat….hmmm, only 1 more gram of fat then the go-wrap. But at least the go-wrap & shake is better then the meal I had yesterday.

I saw another display sign for a salad that I have not tried; so I looked up its nutritional facts too just out of curiosity. At least the title of it made it seem like it was good for you.

Apple Pecan Chicken Salad (full size)
Calories: 580
Fat:27
Carbs:50
Protein:38
Sodium:1590
Sugar:39

Now this salad has 100 grams more soduim then my Asiago Ranch chicken sandwich that I ate. Wonder why it has so much sodium?? If its in the croutons and I don’t eat them, then at least I could lower the amount of sodium. To bad the website doesn’t give nutrition facts for any of their packages of salad dressing. 

I never add sugar into a salad if I’m making it at home? Seeing as I couldn’t find any facts on the dressing, I will assume that 39 grams of sugar is hidden somewhere in the salad…just not sure where. But at 39 grams; its over 1/2 as much as whats in the coke-cola.

Boy, you really can learn alot about fast food by looking them up online.

Ok, on to a new day…and another day of cleaning. My son will be here in 5 days and need to get this cleaning done.

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