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From: AudreyInCa DelphiPlus Member IconNov-5 10:56 AM 
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 748.1 

We always think that salad is a great go to low cal option...that is true if you make it at home. I have found most restaurant salads are so high in calorie they are not an option if you are trying to keep calories low.  Here are 10 scary restaurant salads

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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member IconNov-8 1:56 PM 
To: AudreyInCa DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 8) 
 748.2 in reply to 748.1 

I usually look online for nutritional info at restaurants. You'd think an Asian salad would be low cal, but not necessarily

 
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From: AudreyInCa DelphiPlus Member IconNov-8 2:39 PM 
To: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 8) 
 748.3 in reply to 748.2 

I know most salads really are not low cal....one of my go to salads is an Avo-Cobb salad at Red Robin it does have chicken, bacon, eggs and blu cheese crumbles but it's only 400 and something without dressing then i use the low cal italian.  My other is the Thai Shrimp Salad at Applebees it's about 400 or so with the dressing it comes with...but i haven't found any other's that are actually low cal

 

 
From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member IconNov-8 5:30 PM 
To: AudreyInCa DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 8) 
 748.4 in reply to 748.3 

I usually just get a garden salad and dressing on the side

 
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From: marvinlzinn1Dec-25 7:07 PM 
To: AudreyInCa DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 8) 
 748.5 in reply to 748.1 

A big salad is a primary meal I have almost every day, with organic variety of leaves, tomatoes, and sometimes avocado. But you are correct based on what is added. I make my own dressing with olive oil, lemon juice, and lots of garlic. What I avoid the most is anything containing sugar.

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From: ron6788 (biketrekker)Mar-10 12:39 PM 
To: AudreyInCa DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 8) 
 748.6 in reply to 748.1 

That link was so funny, Audrey!  I might forgive the restaurants if all those calories were from protein or even good carbs but they're mostly junk fat.  Look at this offering:

4. iHop's Chicken & Spinach Salad w/ Crispy Chicken
1,340 calories, 85 g fat, 2,690 mg sodium, 76 g carbs

Chicken and spinach is better than a stack of hotcakes, right? Not when it packs 1,340 calories and 85 grams of fat, courtesy of the crispy-fried chicken, cheese, bacon, honey-mustard dressing and a side of garlic bread.

 

 
From: ron6788 (biketrekker)Mar-10 12:43 PM 
To: AudreyInCa DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 8) 
 748.7 in reply to 748.1 

I don't know if you get the same stuff in your markets on the left coast as we do here but Dole started making pre-cut & cleaned jumbo lettuce bags, romaine and iceburg, at excellent prices.  It started sometime last year and I was so happy, I sent them a nice letter.  The iceburg is mixed with some shredded cabbage and carrots but it's mostly lettuce and cost just $2.99 and the bag is huge!

 

 
From: AudreyInCa DelphiPlus Member IconMar-10 3:51 PM 
To: ron6788 (biketrekker)  (8 of 8) 
 748.8 in reply to 748.7 

Here in CA we have had bagged salad for a long time. It's very convenient cause I am not one to buy heads of lettuce cause it usually will go bad fast so it's nice to just grab a bagged salad and I usually add more veggies too it.

 

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