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Daily Diary: Not A Salad Person… But I Found One That I LOVE #365Grateful

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Yum and Yum. Honestly, I wish I was the girl who could have a salad for lunch and be satisfied but I much rather have…. ANYTHING ELSE. I’m so not a salad person. There are a few places that provide exceptions.

A local Italian restaurant called Mama T’s on Long Island makes a mean Chicken Salad that is to DIE for.

Hale and Hearty has a “make your own” salad set up and I create something that I love when I go there but it ends up costing me almost $12.

And then…. there’s this. Noodles and Company has this Chinese Chicken Salad on the menu and I swear to you it is my absolute favorite salad. There is nothing wrong with it.

I’m not going to go on and on but I will say this. Just try it. If you have  Noodles and Company near you go and give their Chinese Chicken Salad a shot. It costs around $9 including tax and is worth every penny. I NEVER eat my full plate of anything. In fact, that’s my form of a diet. Eat half and take the other half home for lunch tomorrow. But I can’t do that with this salad. I can’t stop eating it. I just finish the whole thing. I freaking LOVE IT.

So, today’s #365Grateful post is about finding a salad that I actually enjoy. WAHOO! Only took me 36 years to do it.

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.