Smart Woman - When Salads Go Bad

Published 02/26 2013 07:17AM

Updated 02/26 2013 09:05AM

    When your meal involves a drive thru or dinner out, which is a better choice, a cheeseburger or a salad? Consider this: a McDonalds' big mac weighs in at 550 calories, 29 grams of fat, and 1,000 milligrams of sodium, but this pales in comparison to these gut-busting greens!
    Applebee's Oriental Chicken salad sounds healthy, but the numbers don't add up. almost 14-hundred calories and 98 grams of fat. And California Pizza Kitchen's Moroccan-Spiced Chicken salad has 1,600 calories, which is more than two Big Macs. When salads looks more like tacos things get ugly! The Baja Fresh Shrimp Tostada salad loaded with everything, including fat and sodium.
    A better choice, but not a great one: Taco Bell Fiesta Taco salad with beef. At Outback, you can order an entire steak dinner for fewer calories and less fat than you'll find in the Outback Steakhouse salad. There's proof that a good salad can go back, even before its expiration date.

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