Cosi sandwiches, hmmm
I’ve been on a bit of a bread kick the last couple days. Even though I have a half-bagel in the mornings I’ve been really craving bread. Last night I had a dish that I used to make all the time pre-Weight Watchers, but not so much post-Weight Watchers
Roasted Garlic with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar
Peel all paper off of whole garlic clove. Slice off top half bulb, coat with a little olive
oil. Roast for 40 minutes on 400°.
You end up smearing the garlic on bread like butter and then dipping the bread into olive oil with some balsamic vinegar. Delicious. I love it best with some frozen rolls also thrown into the oven with the garlic. I used to order this as an appetizer from my favorite bar in Seattle, Six Arms, until I realized that I could actually make it myself.
I stopped making it so much after joining Weight Watchers because between the bread (even high fiber stuff, although I usually use Ciabatta rolls) and the olive oil it’s rather high in points.
So anyway, I started having a craving for Cosi bread for lunch. Plus it’s a pretty nice day and I just wanted to get out. However Cosi bread is pretty high in calories (265 calories, 3 grams fat) but it’s so yummy. I haven’t actually been inside of a Cosi for a long time (people have just brought in Cosi stuff to the office) and I didn’t realize they had changed their menu a bit so that you could have them make a sandwich out of anything (and same with salads). So I ended up getting a sandwich, and though pricey, it was very tasty.
I got some chips with it, but not knowing the sandwiches either come with chips (or the cashier misunderstood me and charged me for it) I got both a bag of kettle chips and those Terra Chips. I’m kind of proud of myself that I only ate half of the sandwich and half the bag of Terra Chips before packing it all up and putting it in the fridge.
Considering I usually only have a granola bar and a can of SlimFast for lunch it was a nice change although probably, points-wise, it more like a “dinner” than a lunch. I’m not even sure how to calculate half a sandwich. Maybe 7 points? Plus 3 for the chips? Their website has the Tandoori Chicken sandwich as 633 calories, 26 grams fat but that’s with “Cosi Peppers and Vinaigrette” (Cosi Vinaigrette 357 calories, 39 grams fat), which I didn’t have.
Still, kind of interesting that the sandwiches have that much fat in them, especially if you eat the whole thing for lunch. It’s portion size that seems to get us Americans.