When you're watching your weight, eating out can present a bit of a challenge. But you can always order a salad, right? Not if it's the Quesadilla Explosion Salad from Chili's. The Quesadilla Explosion Salad is a really tasty and exciting item on the Chili's Bar and Grill menu. It seems healthy enough, with grilled chicken, tomatoes and corn relish, but this salad is more like two meals in one; a salad with chicken plus a quesadilla.
The Quesadilla Explosion Salad is the highest-calorie salad on the Chili's menu, with 1,430 calories per serving. If you eat 2,000 calories a day, you've just blown almost three-quarters of your calorie intake on one salad.
Knowing the nutrition information for this salad might make you think twice before ordering it. We still probably wouldn't recommend ordering it if you enjoy fitting into your clothes. Usually, no quesadilla is a healthy quesadilla—unless you make it yourself at home with low-fat cheese, a normal-sized whole grain tortilla, and plenty of veggies. By making a quesadilla at home, you have more control over the ingredients and portion size. By choosing the right ingredients, though, and keeping the portion size reasonable, a quesadilla can be a comforting, nutritious lunch or dinner.
Skip the restaurant and replicate this recipe at home using a more weight loss friendly method. Try this quesadilla explosion salad recipe the next time you're craving a zesty plate of greens without the calories and carbs.