|Romaine, edamame, tuna|
Even in an increasingly health-conscious world, opening a restaurant whose star attraction is salads is brave to say the least.
But chains indeed have, and we dieters are thankful. A couple years back, one of them, Tossed, opened about 2 miles from our house in Decatur, Ga. The restaurant was located in the small downtown. It was too far from the house for a quick walk, but parking in the area was in short supply.
|3 1/2 oz dressing|
Still, I patronized it as often as possible. I desperately wanted it to survive, but it didn’t.
Now we live in Midtown Atlanta, and a short block from Dressed. I can walk there in less than 5 minutes. It’s on the way from the commuter train station to our apartment. It couldn’t get more convenient.
I try to load up with lots of low-fat ingredients: romaine or spring mix, red pepper, carrot, edamame, egg white, chicken or tuna, grilled asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes, radish and chickpeas. I leave the croutons, nuts, friend chicken pieces to others.
|Half was enough|
The only thing to watch out for is the dressing. The bottom of the “on the side” portion cup showed it contained 3 1/2 ounces of the lemon-lime vinaigrette. That’s a lot of dressing — 8 Weight Watcher points. More in fact, than the sizable salad actually needed. Half turned out to be quite enough.
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