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Perfect Summer Salad

June 1, 2013 7:36:30 AM PDT
May is National Salad Month, the perfect time to get in gear with your greens and freshen up your diet-especially on-the-go.

Nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition, Tara Gidus (www.dietdiva.net/, has partnered with Wendy's Garden Sensations salad line to provide key information and tips to keep viewers healthy, hydrated and energized throughout the entire summer.

Berry Almond Chicken Salad:
The Berry Almond Chicken Salad includes: strawberries, blueberries, a blend of 11 types of field greens, warm grilled chicken breast, shaved Asiago cheese and California almonds roasted with sea salt. This salad is served with a fat-free raspberry vinaigrette dressing - made from real raspberries, acai juice, shallots and balsamic vinegar.

1. Salad Blend: Fill the bowl with the 11 salad greens, including Iceberg lettuce, Romaine Lettuce and Spring Mix, level to the lip of the bowl

2. Asiago Cheese:
a. Half Size: add 2 tablespoons of Asiago cheese
b. Full Size: add 4 tablespoons of Asiago cheese

3. Fresh Blueberries
a. Half Size: add 2 tablespoons of fresh blueberries
b. Full Size: add 4 tablespoons of fresh blueberries

4. Fresh Strawberries
a. Half Size: add 1 whole fresh strawberry, cut into 6 pieces
b. Full Size: add 2 whole fresh strawberries, cut into 12 pieces

5. Warm Grilled Chicken Breast
a. Half Size: add hand-cut half-fillet of warm grilled chicken breast
b. Full Size: add hand-cut whole fillet of warm grilled chicken breast

You can meet Tara Gidus at the Wendy's tent at the SELF Workout in the Park event in Grant Park Saturday, June 1 from 11-3 pm to learn more salad secrets and try Wendy's Berry Almond Chicken Salad.

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