|Poor Man's Atkins||
Hanging out with my friends in Los Angeles the other night and someone suggested a place for dinner called Tender Greens. After harassing me for a while by telling me it was a bread restaurant where all you eat is bread I used my deductive skills to conclude that anything called Tender Greens probably has something to do with fresh veggies and salads. I was correct.
Tender Green specialized in fresh big salads, sandwiches, and soups that use carefully made fresh meats and veggies as ingredients. I got myself a Chipotle BBQ Chicken Salad which although did have some tortilla strips in it, had very few and was really some of my only carbs for the day. The salad was very fresh and tasty and had great big pieces of chicken on top. What may have been the hardest part to do was to walk down the order line where we passed the fresh veggies and mashed potatoes which all looked amazing.
I can't say for sure but it seems like this place could be spreading to other states soon. Currently its only In California but it has that feel of a Chipotle and Panera kind of marketing going for it. Although the food was great, my salad was $11 dollars! That's a lot in this day for a salad. Don't get me wrong, I love that it's all fresh, but I cant help but believe that most of that money is profit based off of what was going into my salad. I would probably go back for some chicken and veggies though. Cause they looked amazing.
Low Carb Food Ideas.