5/01/2005

The Fattening Salad

Living in New York City, I've often got a front-row seat to many hot new trends. Obviously not all trends start here - for example - current trend of "Poker" or the beyond annoying previous trend of trucker-hats were both started somewhere else. However, one trend I have witnessed come of age recently was the "Fattening Salad." Eating healthy isn't anything drastically new, however, the PERCEPTION of eating healthy is...

And...I am certainly a culprit. Whether it's the "fixins" such as cheese, bacon, or avocado or the dressing alone - plenty of salads are NOT ideal in almost all diet scenarios. Yet, when your friend/significant other asks you "what did you have for lunch today?," there is something satisfying about saying "a salad." No questions asked - the belief is that you ate healthy that day, yet in reality, you probably had more calories and fat than if you would have had if you ate a burger... (I have no idea if this is true, but it sounds good).

So, check out the menu's of many of your favorite restaurants and you will find plenty fattening salad options. Especially with summer approaching this trend is clearly in full swing. Keep you eyes out for it - and beware of the mirage...

Side note and start to a future post: I firmly believe that a salad is always better when it's "chopped." I don't know why ... it just is.

4 comments:

Amy said...

Every salad should be chopped!

Anonymous said...

Every salad should be tossed! Preferably, with syrup.

Colediggy said...

Whenever I tell my friends I ate a salad for lunch they call me a fag.

Anonymous said...

we salute you, Mr. Giant Taco Salad Inventor. Felch is gay!

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