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How Many Calories Are in America's Worst Salads?

How Many Calories Are in America's Worst Salads?

When you're trying to eat healthy, it seems logical to order an entree with vegetables as the main ingredient. Salads are scrumptious, veggie filled meals, but too many fatty extras and creamy salad dressings can ruin a salad's bill of health. Men's Health researched popular chain restaurants and discovered the six worst salads in the US. Can you estimate how many calories are in these menu items?


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How Many Calories Are in America's Worst Salads?

How many calories are in Chili's Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken and Caesar Dressing?

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almostloli almostloli 7 years
Macaroni Grill Seared Sea Scallops Salad sounds super deliciousbut man.. the calories.. nasty!
almostloli almostloli 7 years
Macaroni Grill Seared Sea Scallops Salad sounds super delicious but man.. the calories.. nasty!
SaraJeanQueen SaraJeanQueen 7 years
I have been to Chevy's before, which is delicious, and it's sad that Taco Salads are so bad for you....What about the Apple Harvest Salad at Red Robin? I think that's one of the most popular salads, more so than these.... it's super delicious, with a dijon vinegerette, apples, goat cheese (that might be bad...), walnuts, etc.
SaraJeanQueen SaraJeanQueen 7 years
I have been to Chevy's before, which is delicious, and it's sad that Taco Salads are so bad for you.... What about the Apple Harvest Salad at Red Robin? I think that's one of the most popular salads, more so than these.... it's super delicious, with a dijon vinegerette, apples, goat cheese (that might be bad...), walnuts, etc.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 7 years
I didn't know any of these restaurants...I only got one right oops!
AlexandraEva AlexandraEva 7 years
The problem is the portion size, not what's in the salad. Isn't it obvious? I eat salads with tons of oil and nuts every day and I'm always surprised by how little calories it adds up to after reading all these kinds of scare-tactic articles. But my salads are about 2 cups, not the 6 cups that some of these can add up to.
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 7 years
Oh, I forgot to say...I order 2 Wendy's Caesar side salads off the value menu with no bacon. Then, I only use one pack of dressing on both salads & usually skip the croutons. Thought I would share that w/ my Sugarfriends!
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 7 years
So I was off by a few hundred calories. Woop! I was right in the fact that the majority of them are over 1,000 calories. The only one that was less than 1,000 was the Chili's grilled chick caesar (that even surprises me). I agree w/ misskacie.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
3/6 1500 in a salad!! :jawdrop:
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
3/6 1500 in a salad!! :jawdrop:
Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 7 years
OMG I've had that Friday's salad before! I knew it wasn't that healthy, but 1400 calories? Seriously? OY!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I don't eat at these types of restaurants, so I had no clue about the calorie counts...I just picked the highest numbers because I knew they all had a ton of calories in them. It doesn't surprise me because they always drown salads in high-fat dressings and add tons of cheese and nuts and stuff to add calories. If I do go to a restaurant and get a salad, I order the dressing on the side and ask for no cheese and that the chicken be grilled and not fried. You can cut a lot of calories that way.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Truthfully, I suspected the calories to be extraordinarily high. Personally, I would not order any of these salads for myself. I consider them unhealthy.
redsilkshoes redsilkshoes 7 years
Favorite salad from Fast Food is McD's Southwestern Grill- without dressing, 320 calories, 9 g fat, 30 carbs and 30 protein. Can't go wrong with it, imho.
margokhal margokhal 7 years
Fast food places are always going to serve unhealthy food - even if it's disguised as something nutritious, like a salad. I don't trust salads from those places, anyway - there's not much lettuce, and a lot of the time it looks pretty wilted. Mostly it's the fatty, fried meats, nuts, and glazes - plus the dressing! - that really pack on the calories and fat.
margokhal margokhal 7 years
Fast food places are always going to serve unhealthy food - even if it's disguised as something nutritious, like a salad. I don't trust salads from those places, anyway - there's not much lettuce, and a lot of the time it looks pretty wilted. Mostly it's the fatty, fried meats, nuts, and glazes - plus the dressing! - that really pack on the calories and fat.
sandy82 sandy82 7 years
So disturbing. I could tell by the names of the salad that they would be a little high in calorie but not THAT high! why can't they serve healthy food?
deanna024 deanna024 7 years
I'm just genuinely perplexed by how these salads pack that many calories in. Even eating a huge portion of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, etc. does not have that many calories in it! I think it has to be the dressings, the meats (chicken breaded and fried, etc.) and add-ons like nuts and corn chips, etc.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
I have never eaten any of these salads so I had no clue. But even the lowest number on any of these questions is too many calories for me at one sitting. I'm so glad people are becoming more aware of what they eat and what is truly healthy and what just looks like it's healthy.
miss-malone miss-malone 7 years
Yuck :( You'll never find me eating any of these!
miss-malone miss-malone 7 years
Yuck :( You'll never find me eating any of these!
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 7 years
Nasty! Luckily I don't trust these salads to begin with. Just looking at the descriptions, you can tell they're not a proper choice. Seriously- cheese, bacon, gallons of dressing, not to mention the buffalo wings or whatever. Gross!
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 7 years
Nasty! Luckily I don't trust these salads to begin with.Just looking at the descriptions, you can tell they're not a proper choice. Seriously- cheese, bacon, gallons of dressing, not to mention the buffalo wings or whatever. Gross!
Smacks83 Smacks83 7 years
I love the Men's Health Eat This Not That section because it gives you this info. I've read that its better to enjoy a small 6oz steak with some side veggies than a salad in most chain places. More protein, more filling and way less calories.
NdHebert NdHebert 7 years
The sad thing is this is for 1 portion. They normally give you more than their standderdized recipes tell them.
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