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How Healthy Are Fast-Food Salads?

Salads-to-go can be good news -- just watch the extras
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Best Fast-Food Salad Entrées

Side salads are almost always low in fat and calories -- as long as you don't overdo the dressing and avoid fatty extras, like cheese. Here are some picks for healthy main-dish salads:

McDonald's
Calories
Fat (g)
Fiber (g)
Sodium (mgs)
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with 1/2 pack low-fat Vinaigrette
230
9
3
1045
NOTE: A pack of Butter Garlic Croutons adds 50 calories, 1.5 g fat, and 140 mg sodium.

 

Wendy's
Calories
Fat (g)
Fiber (g)
Sodium (mgs)
Mandarin Chicken Salad With 1/2 pack low-fat Honey Mustard Dressing
205
3
3
820
NOTE: Crispy Rice Noodles add 60 calories, 2 g fat, and 180 mg sodium per pack.

 

Subway
Calories
Fat (g)
Fiber (g)
Sodium (mgs)
Roast Beef Salad with 1/2 pack of fat-free Ranch Dressing
150
3
3
985

 

Burger King
Calories
Fat (g)
Fiber (g)
Sodium (mgs)
Chicken Caesar Salad with 1/2 pack light Italian dressing
245
9.5
3
1220

 

Jack in the Box
Calories
Fat (g)
Fiber (g)
Sodium (mgs)
Asian Chicken Salad with 1/2 pack low-fat Balsamic Vinaigrette
160
2.5
6
770
NOTE: Wonton strips add 110 calories and 6 g fat per serving.

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