So on Friday, my DH suggested a date night. Knowing that Ruby Tuesday (http://www.rubytuesday.com/
) has low carb food and a great salad bar, I agreed. I stopped by home to pick up a small container of low sugar dressing and off we went.
They have a wonderful menu full of healthy choices and they even put their calories, fat grams, net carbs, and fiber grams right on the menu with an extended version in a tabletop booklet. They are doing all their frying in canola oil and the information on that sounded like something out of SBD!
I was very excited to get to eat out and checked out their website before going to make sure I could eat something healthy. I got their Church Street Chicken with no bacon and a side of cauliflower and sauteed zucchini. I also got the salad bar, and that was my undoing. :sigh:
I made a wonderful, healthy salad with tons of veggies, some chopped ham, chickpeas and even passed up their incredible croutons (though I love them!). I was looking at their pre-made salads to see if there was anything I could have and saw the three bean salad. Remembering that Ruthxxx said she had some when she gardened, I thought I might as well try it. I love the kidney and garbanzo beans, but am not a big green bean fan, so I have never tried it before. I put two small spoonfuls on my plate.
Anyways, I tasted it at my seat and was into my second bite when I realized why it tasted so sweet and tangy...sugar!
I wasn't sure there was sugar in the salad, though I had a good idea, until the next morning. I woke up from a night of dreams of cheating on the diet (and feeling really guilty) to terrible cravings that lasted for two days. Ack! If I had to go through those cravings, I would have rather done so for a Krispy Kreme or something more exciting than beans!
Oh well, now I know...otherwise the dinner was really good. Their mashed cauliflower is green...a bit odd. I asked the waitress why that was, and she said she had no idea...that sometimes it is white, sometimes green. It was a bit chalky tasting to me, but interesting. I found it funny that the cauliflower and the creamed spinach have a lot more fat than their fries!
Anyways, the moral is: stay away from pre-made 3 Bean Salad!