So yes, we are still eating super healthy, doing the “whole food” thing. And we have cut WAY back on eating fast food. It is seriously a rarity. But…..big but……(not to be confused with big butt)….sometimes it is a necessity. Well not like a literal necessity, but like a church got out a little late and it is ridiculously close to bedtime and by the time we get home and I cook something it is going to be late and besides I desperately need to go to the store…..kind of necessity. Or when we travel. I mean, you might be the kind of mom who packs healthy, nutritious lunches for the road, but I am the kind of mom who is lucky that I remembered to pack diapers.
So when we do fast food, I am kind of picky about where we do fast food. Honestly, my first choice is Panera because they have great organic options for the kids. But sometimes you just need a drive thru and sadly Panera doesn’t have that option (p.s. Panera- get that option and I am forever yours). So when we need a drive thru, we seek out a Wendy’s. Their nuggets actually resemble chicken inside and I have always been a fan of their chili. But now I have a new favorite menu item.
I was contacted by The Motherhood to join some other fabulous Michigan bloggers for a lunch to try out Wendy’s new “pick two” combo options. with You start with half sizes of one of their four salads and can add some great healthy choices for only $4.99. It was a great chance to hang out with some old and new friends and get a free lunch in the process.
(pic courtesy of Rock and Drool)
I tried the Apple Pecan Salad. Y’all (can I say y’all?), it tasted like a non- fast food restaurant salad. Apple chunks, blue cheese (I big puffy heart blue cheese), dried cranberries, chicken, and roasted pecans. Seriously, doesn’t that sound too fancy for fast food? I could not get over how good it was. Then for my dear readers, I went back the next day and tried the Baja Salad. Anything for my readers. It is kind of like a taco salad with guacamole, chili, salsa, some Frito-like things and a red jalapeno dressing. It wasn’t as good as the other salad (I’m kind of a guacamole snob), but it was still yummy.
I must admit, I was a little disappointed in their “healthy” side options. I chose bottled water as my side, but that wasn’t exactly filling. The other choices are a Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger, chili, a baked potato, a grilled or spicy homestyle Chicken Go Wraps, a small Frosty, or any other small-size beverage. I like their chili (but it didn’t sound good with my salad) and the baked potato is cooked in an oven, not a microwave so that is a pleasing option as well. But nothing else from those choices seemed all that healthy to me. I am not sure what a better fast food option would be, but I would love a few more healthy options.
That being said, as far as fast food goes, it is not a bad option. I loved the taste and the price. I loved the convenience. And for the rare times we eat fast food, I don’t have to beat myself up too badly over what I am eating.
Would you like to try the “Pick Two” option at Wendy’s. I have a $7 gift card to give away so you can try it. If you want to win, leave a comment letting me know which salad you would chose to try (the Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad, the Baja Salad, the BLT Cobb Salad, or the Apple Pecan Chicken Salad). For extra entries (Leave a SEPARATE comment for each):
- Participate in Things I Love Thursday and leave an extra comment letting me know you did so
- Become a subscriber to The Diaper Diaries or let me know if you already do so
Winner will be chosen at random on Wed. Oct, 27th. Good luck!!
Now, time for you to tell me what you love. Write up a post about anything you love, throw a link in there linking back to this blog/post, link up via Mr. Linky below, then spend your days and nights visiting the other participants. Here are all the detailed Things I Love Thursday rules. Link away!!!
Disclosure: I was given four $7 Wendy’s gift cards to pay for my meal and the meals of my two friends and one to giveaway. I was also compensated for my time to attend the blogger meet-up at Wendy’s and to write this review.