Just because you ordered a salad at your favorite fast food restaurant doesn't mean it's actually good for you. Salads can pack in some sneaky calories between those delicious creamy dressings to overloaded toppings. How do you know which one is the healthier option? Here's a list of salads to skip and which ones to savor.
Avoid: Tendercrisp Garden Salad w/Light Italian Dressing
530 calories, 33g fat, 9g sugar, 33g carbs, 1500mg sodium
Enjoy: Tendergrill Garden Salad w/Light Italian Dressing
350 calories, 18g fat, 8g sugar, 15g carbs, 1360mg sodium
Avoid: Premium Southwest Salad w/Crispy Chicken w/creamy southwest dressing
550 calories, 27g fat, 53g carbs, 1160mg sodium
Enjoy: Premium Caesar salad w/grilled chicken w/low fat balsamic vinaigrette
225 calories, 7.5g fat, 13g carb, 1000mg sodium
Avoid: Spicy Chicken Casear Salad
760 calories, 49g fat, 1980 sodium, 43g carb, 5g sugar
Enjoy: Berry Almond Chicken Salad
450 calories, 16g fat, 1300 sodium, 42g carb, 31g sugar
Note: the extra carbs and sugars in this salad are from the fruit.
Avoid: Full Chopped Steak & Blue Cheese
860 calories, 61g fat, 1590mg sodium, 36g carbs, 9g sugar
Enjoy: Full Thai Chopped Chicken
390 calories, 15g fat, 1330mg sodium, 36g carbs, 13g sugar
Avoid: Chick-n-Strips Salad
460 calories, 22g cat, 6g sugar, 1350mg sodium, 26g carbs
Enjoy: Chargrilled Chicken Garden Salad
180 calories, 6g fat, 6g sugar, 650mg sodium, 11g carbs
Just remember to avoid croutons, tortilla strips, creamy dressings and fried meats in order to keep your salad healthy.