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Is Your Favorite Salad Worse Than A Whopper?


You pull up to a fast food joint and you make the decision to “eat healthy.” So… instead of the burger or Whopper, you choose a salad. Is that really the “healthy” choice? Maybe not.

Men’s Health did some research and found- shocker- 20 Salads Worse Than a Whopper! Here’s the list:

Eat This!
Burger King Whopper

670 calories
40 g fat (11 g saturated, 1.5 g trans)
1,020 mg sodium

NOT That:

Romano’s Macaroni Grill
Chicken Caesar Salad
650 calories
9 g saturated fat
1,450 mg sodium
BETTER CHOICE:
Scallops and Spinach Salad
330 calories
4 g saturated fat
1,610 mg sodium

Cosi
Cobb Salad

708 calories
55 g fat (12 g saturated)
1,328 mg sodium
BETTER CHOICE:
Shangai Chicken Salad

313 calories
13 g fat (2 g saturated)
839 mg sodium

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chicken Salad with black beans, red salsa, cheese, and chipotle honey vinaigrette

720 calories
41.0 g fat (11 g saturated)
2,015 mg sodium
BETTER CHOICE:
Barbacoa Burrito Bowl with black beans, cheese, lettuce, and tomato salsa

410 calories
17 g fat (8 g saturated)
1,410 mg sodium

P.F. Chang’s
Chicken Chopped Salad with Ginger Dressing

730 calories
48 g fat (8 g saturated)
1,280 mg sodium
BETTER CHOICE:
Spinach Stir-Fried with Garlic (large)

136 calories
6 g fat (1 g saturated)
895 mg sodium

Wendy’s
BLT Cobb Salad with Croutons and Classic Ranch Dressing

760 calories
51 g fat
2,090 mg sodium
BETTER CHOICE:
Apple Pecan Chicken Salad with Roasted Pecans and Pomegranate Vinaigrette Dressing

580 calories
27 g fat (9 g saturated)
1,590 mg sodium

Jack in the Box
Crispy Chicken Club Salad with Croutons and Ranch Dressing

873 calories
59 g fat (13 g saturated, 1 g trans)
2,179 mg sodium
BETTER CHOICE:
Chicken Teriyaki Bowl

580 calories
5 g fat (1 g saturated)
1,460 mg sodium

Taco Bell
Chipotle Steak Fully Loaded Salad

900 calories
57 g fat (11 g saturated, 0.5 g trans)
1,700 mg sodium
BETTER CHOICE:
Fresco Crunchy Beef Tacos

450 calories
21 g fat (7.5 g saturated)
750 mg sodium

El Pollo Loco
Chicken Tostada Salad with Light Creamy Cilantro Dressing

910 calories
47 g fat (13 g saturated)
1,710 mg sodium
BETTER CHOICE:
Chicken Caesar Bowl

490 calories
22 g fat (4.5 g saturated)
1,200 mg sodium

Quizno’s
Chicken Caesar Flatbread Salad (with bread)

920 calories
66.5 g fat (20.5 g saturated, 0 g trans)
2,090 mg sodium
BETTER CHOICE:
Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Salad (small)

350 calories
13 g fat (6.5 g saturated)
795 mg sodium

Einstein Bros.
Bros Bistro Salad with Chicken

940 calories
71 g fat (12 g saturated)
810 mg sodium
BETTER CHOICE:
Deli Chicken Sandwich on Onion Bagel with Swiss

485 calories
14.5 g fat (6 g saturated)
1,115 mg sodium

Applebee’s
Grilled Shrimp and Spinach Salad

1,050 calories
11 g saturated fat
2,530 mg sodium
BETTER CHOICE:
Steak and Grilled Shrimp

390 calories
6 g saturated fat
1,890 mg sodium

California Pizza Kitchen
Field Greens Salad with Gorgonzola Cheese

1,098 calories
18 g saturated fat
1,185 mg sodium
BETTER CHOICE:
Half Moroccan Chicken Salad

412 calories
4 g saturated fat
309 mg sodium

California Pizza Kitchen
BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad

1,133 calories
16 g saturated fat
1,460 mg sodium
BETTER CHOICE:
Classic Caesar Salad with Shrimp

649 calories
14 g Saturated fat
1,338 mg sodium

Applebee’s
Oriental Chicken Salad

1,310 calories
15 g fat
88 g carbohydrates
BETTER CHOICE:
Paradise Chicken Salad

340 calories
4.5 g fat (1 g saturated)
2,060 mg sodium


T.G.I.Friday’s
Pecan-Crusted Chicken Salad

1,360 calories
BETTER CHOICE:
Dragonfire Chicken

480 calories

Translation? If you want to have a burger, have a burger! Remember: balance, moderation, and READ THE NUTRITION LABEL first!

 

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