Last week I was given the opportunity to try out the new Pick 2 Menu at Wendy’s by the lovely ladies at The Motherhood. Wendy’s is now offering 4 upscale, flavorful half salad selections along with your choice of a variety of exciting options to pair with it for $4.99.
I really have to applaud Wendy’s for thinking outside of the standard value meal “box” here and starting to offer healthier foods in varying combinations. My family is trying so hard to limit the amount of fast food that we are eating, but sometimes on the days when schedules get completely crazy and we are completely exhausted, it’s unavoidable. I rarely stray from the value meal choices because it’s easiest, although not likely healthiest. I appreciate that the Pick 2 Menu makes ordering high quality, tasty, healthier choices available to me in a convenient way.
The salad choices are Spicy Chicken Caesar, Baja, Apple Pecan Chicken, and BLT Cobb. You can also choose from a Baked Potato, Small Chili, Small Frosty, Small Beverage, Bottled Water, Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger, or a Chicken Go Wrap as a 2nd item and your lunch or dinner is complete. I had a difficult time making the choice but decided to go with the Apple Pecan Chicken Salad and a Small Chili.
I was thrilled with my lunch choice (pictured below). The salad was so delicious with the cranberries, crispy pecans, and the yummy blue cheese crumbles and my chili was exactly what was needed on a crisp Fall afternoon. I was really struck by how FULL I felt while eating lunch. Sometimes I worry that salads won’t fill me throughout the afternoon like other lunch choices. Not only did I feel full as I ate my lunch (and didn’t even finish my chili), but I was satisfied throughout the afternoon.
In addition to getting to try out these wonderful new menu items at Wendy’s that I am sure we will be returning to try again soon, I also got to see many of my Philadelphia Blogging friends including our very own Stephanie from Montgomery County Moms, Julie from Just Precious, Melissa from Girlymama, Mindi from Moms Need to Know, Sarah from Genesis Moments, Tara from Baby-Momma Blog, Joey from Real Mom in the Media, Linda from Frugal Philly Mom, and Jennifer from Philly Fun 4 Kids. A great day was had by all.
Check out the Pick 2 Menu at Wendy’s and let us know what you think!
*Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary lunch and a stipend for my time in writing this post.