Because life happens for me too – sometimes fast food is my only option. Here is how I handle this precarious situation. If I am really pressed for time, my first choice is Subway. Fortunately, Subways are everywhere and now outnumber any other fast food chain.
Here is exactly what I order:
If time is not of the essence, I prefer Panera Bread or the salad bar (they call it the Garden Bar) at Ruby Tuesday. If I am in an unfamiliar area, I use my smartphone to put in a search for the locations nearest me.
At Panera Bread my standard order is:
Ruby Tuesdays has an exceptional salad bar that is filled with cool, crisp fresh veggies – even fresh edamame and zucchini! Here is how I veg out with the Ruby Tuesday Garden Bar:
I begin with about two cups of dark lettuce greens (1/2 baby spinach and 1/2 spring mix) and top it with red onion, shredded carrots, green peas, edamame, bell peppers, zucchini, broccoli florets, Roma tomatoes, sunflower seeds, a couple of spoons of hard-boiled eggs, and a light dusting of shredded parmesan. I dress things with a small drizzle of olive oil (about 1 tbsp) and a liberal sprinkle of balsamic vinegar, or about 2 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette.
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