Can you guess how many calories this salad has?

thumb_600So you walk into a restaurant and tell yourself you’re going to be “good.” You’re gonna stick to “lean and green” options like you keep hearing all these health nuts and BL Alumni members talk about. You automatically skip the appetizers, ask the waiter to not even BRING the bread, and you opt for lemon water. You’re feeling great about your choices, and decide to go with a chicken salad with caesar dressing. OK, you know the dressing isn’t the healthiest, but it’s a salad with grilled chicken, you can spare a few calories for a yummy dressing…This is the problem with a majority of people’s weight issues in America. You think you’re making good choices, and then you’re slapped in the face with a harsh reality that you just scarfed down an ENTIRE DAY’S worth of calories in a SALAD!! Case in point this Cheesecake Factory Chicken Caesar Salad…check out below how this bad boy breaks down.

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Calorie Comparison: Pasta Bolognese

Calorie ComparisonI’m excited to introduce a new topic on my blog, “Calorie Comparison” where I compare a common restaurant dish with a MUCH lighter version, and the recipe where you can make it! This week I’m comparing one of my FAVES, pasta bolognese. I’ll be honest I make a mean bolognese sauce, but it isn’t the healthiest so I try to find lighter versions of my favorites. No one says you can’t enjoy clean eating and have tasty options. It’s all about the effort you make in finding those on Pinterest, Google, or other clean eating blogs. So let’s get into comparing these dishes and see just how drastically the nutrition info differs from one to the other…

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