Chain Restaurant Salads With 1,000 Calories ... Or More

October 30, 2014 11:00 AM

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Chain Restaurant Salads With 1,000 Calories ... Or More

One would think that ordering a dish in which vegetables are the main event would be a more healthful choice than say, half a rack of baby back ribs. But, for many chain restaurant menus, this is not the case. Once virtually calorie-free leafy greens are dressed to the nines with cheeses, meats, nuts and creamy dressings that really do add up.

A pecan-crusted chicken salad sounds innocent enough, but TGI Fridays' version contains more than 1,000 calories and 71 grams of fat and 1,650 milligrams of sodium. For some perspective, a McDonald's Big Mac contains 530 calories, 27 grams of fat and 960 milligrams of sodium. The Institute of Medici...

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