How healthy are restaurant salads?

 

Many of us choose salads when eating out as a healthy choice.  But is having a salad always a good choice, say, compared to a Big Mac?  Let’s compare.

McDonald’s Big Mac:  540 calories, 28 grams fat

McDonald’s Bacon Ranch Salad with Fried Chicken:  500 calories,  22 grams fat

McDonald’s Sante Fe Grilled Chicken Salad:  600 calories, 11 grams fat

Applebee’s Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken:  800 calories, 57 grams fat

Applebee’s Oriental Grilled Chicken Salad:  1290 calories,  21 grams fat

TGIF On the Go Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad:  1030 calories, 66 grams fat

TGIF Caribbean Passion salad with Ahi Tuna:  1130 calories, 66 grams fat

Ruby Tuesday Chicken Chopped Salad:  806 calories,  31 grams fat

Ruby Tuesday Carolina Chicken Salad:  1102 calories, 83 grams fat

Romano’s Macaroni Grill Steak and Greens Salad 950 calories,  71 grams fat

Romano’s Macaroni Grill Parmesan Chicken Salad:  1080 calories, 48 grams fat

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