Sherlock Zone recently grabbed a quick lunch at Jason’s Deli, a restaurant chain that features salads and sandwiches.
Of course, our intrepid food detective points out, you can’t go wrong if you choose the salad bar, with unlimited vegetables. For $1.49 extra you can get a side of protein -- chicken salad, tuna salad, ham, turkey, smoked turkey or chicken breast. Sherlock always carries a bag of Zone Croutons to sprinkle on his salad to get him squarely in the Zone.
The Ciabatta Garden Salad is also a sure bet, containing organic field greens, homemade guacamole and pico, cucumbers, red and yellow bell peppers, asiago (a cheese) and low-fat balsamic vinaigrette.
Other salads include: Nutty Mixed-Up Salad with organic field greens, grapes, chicken breast, feta cheese, walnuts, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, raisins and organic apples, served with balsamic vinaigrette. Ask your server to hold the cranberries, pumpkin seeds and raisins. There’s also a Chicken Breast Salad with cheddar, kalamata olives, tomatoes and homemade guacamole on mixed salad greens; and The Big Chef consisting of premium ham, oven roasted turkey breast, Swiss, cheddar, tomatoes, kalamata olives and hard-boiled egg slices on mixed salad greens.
If more favorable carbs are needed, try the fresh fruit plate or the fresh fruit cup. It is served with creamy fruit dip, which contains 3 grams of fat and 8 grams of carbs. You may also order a side of hummus.
And what about the sandwiches. The way is cleared through the advent of Zone Foods. Sherlock always replaces the bread at the restaurant with Zone breads. Just make sure the rest of the fillings are favorable.