This is likely the last Chopt salad you will see from me, at least for the time being.
Literally, a day or two after I had the above salad, Chopt changed their menu (and raised prices!) so now they don’t carry the ingredients I routinely order and if I alter the salad to include the basic ingredients that I don’t even love from the list, I can pay a few extra dollars for it too.
My go-to order is all marked up in the app like I did something wrong.
The crispy chickpeas really made the salad – how did they remove them from the menu? No roasted brussels sprouts anymore either? No cucumber mixed with tomatoes?
Chopt is down to majorly basic ingredients and charging more for it. No thank you. I will now go to Sweet Green which may be expensive but at least I like the various options they have if I’m not going to make a salad at home. At this point, I don’t even think Sweet Green is more expensive than the new Chopt prices.
Okay, now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, let’s move on to a few recent meals…
I didn’t know if I wanted breakfast or lunch after yoga on the weekend so I made it a combination of both—
Toasted Ezekiel bread with vegetable cream cheese and an egg on top with a side salad.
I had salad and baked ziti for dinner one night recently when my son and I did take out from Vincents.
We ordered the family meal deal where you can choose a salad, pasta, and entree.
I’m very into roasting cauliflower again. I roasted it last night and added it to tomato sauce with lentil pasta. Such a good combination for dinner!
This is what it looked like all mixed together in the pan.
I made a quick stop at Trader Joe’s yesterday. I’m not doing a full grocery shop because I leave for Florida in a few days!
I just needed a few necessities like chocolate chips, mints, oatmeal, and the organic rainbow cauliflower from the frozen section. It’s not an easy find so when Trader Joe’s has it in stock, I always buy it.
I did take note of what Trader Joe’s was out of stock on that I would have bought if I saw it:
- Organic Chickpeas
- Organic Crunchy Salted Peanut Butter
- Frozen Broccoli
- Organic Apples
- Organic Tomatoes (only had the grape tomatoes in stock)
The peanut butter has been out of stock for a while and the organic chickpeas have been hit or miss at Trader Joe’s over the last couple of months.