Years ago, I was hanging out by the beach in Santa Monica. I decided to walk over to the Third Street Promenade to grab dinner. Where does a classy guy like me dine whilst in L.A.? California Pizza Kitchen, of course. I sat down, grabbed a beer, and looked at the menu. Back then, California was ahead of the times -- the menu contained nutritional content. I remember looking at the salads. Damn!!! The salads were worse than the pizzas. How the fuck!?!?
Flash forward some years to last night. I had to stop by the mall to pick up a tie to match a suit I hadn't worn in years. I decided to stop by CPK to grab dinner. Now, given certain fairly recent events, I'm more conscious of diet than ever. I typically limit my carbohydrate intake to 100 grams or less a day, and many of those 100 grams come from things like peanut butter, protein shakes and Greek yogurt. Pizza is just out of the question. So I figured I'd get a salad. I knew it wasn't healthy for me; but I'm not that concerned these days with things like fat. So, I ordered a BBQ Chicken Salad, drove home and began to eat. Half way through, I whipped out the IPAD to take a look at the nutritional content:
Full BBQ Chicken Salad (sans Avocado):
Saturated fat: 18
Now, I fully expected the calories and the fat totals. But the carbs?!?!? 100 grams of carbs?!?!? In a salad?!?!? How the hell can you fit 100 grams of carbs in a fucken salad!?!?
By way of reference, the Margherita Pizza has the following:
Saturated fat: 22
I mean, seriously - how does a salad contain the same number of carbs as a pizza? It can't all be the dressing, right?