Am I the only one who gets obsessed by certain dishes? come on folks, tell me you get that way too! Please?!? I would hate to think I was the only one. Years ago, I was obsessed with the Chopped Barbecue Chicken Salad at California Pizza Kitchen (CPK). Now back in the day, I wasn’t counting points and didn’t care what or how many calories were in restaurant dishes. I was naive enough to think that a salad meant it was healthy food. Little did I know that my favorite salad racked in over 1200 calories per serving.
Who knew? I certainly didn’t. But when I started counting and realized how “bad” they were, I stopped ordering them. That doesn’t mean I stopped liking them though.
Based on information that I found on Just Diet Now, the BBQ chopped Chicken Salad that is served at the CPK would equal 32 PP. That is more than my daily allowance of 26. Why on earth would I use my weekly PP to splurge on a salad?
Here is my lighter version of the Chopped Barbecue Chicken Salad I loved so much at CPK.
- 2 cups Green leaf lettuce, chopped
- ¼ cup corn
- ¼ cup kidney beans
- 2 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped
- 3 ounces, cooked chipped chicken breasts
- 1 ounce reduced fat shredded Cheddar Jack cheese
- ¾ ounce avocado, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons Wish Bone Brand, Light Ranch Dressing
- 1 Tablespoon Kraft Bar B Que sauce, Original Flavor
- To make the BBQ ranch dressing mix the BBQ sauce and the ranch dressing together and set aside.
- Once you have all your ingredients chopped up, place them in a large bowl, except the avocado, the cheese and the dressing.
- Add the dressing and mix well.
- Pour onto a chilled plate.
- Top with cheese and avocado.
An easy way to “chop” your lettuce, is to give it a “hair cut” using a pair of scissors.
That’s my green leafy lettuce from my CSA basket. Isn’t she beautiful?
I loved this so much, that I wished I had made more than just one serving. But I guess one serving was really enough. Oh well. Next time!
Do you have an all-time favorite dish that you stopped eating because of the amount of carbs, or fat, or total calories?
If so, which one was it? Is it something that can be lightened up?
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