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Fast Food Salad Calories

Written by Diet Bites


Even Salads Can Be Destructive to Health

So you're on a new weight loss plan and you find yourself standing inside of a fast food restaurant gawking at the menu.

You see burgers, fries, items that get drowned in batter, oil and cheese and you wince. Isn't there anything on the menu that will fit into your diet plan?

Why oh why did your coworkers insist on coming here - just when you started your new plan?

And then your eyes drift towards another section of the menu and you suddenly relax. Salads! Yeah - those will work.

But which to avoid? Which are healthiest?

Fast Food Salads to Avoid While Dieting & Healthier Selections

Take note that the majority of the data below is based on the salad as served - without dressing or croutons - bacon bits and so forth. While the bacon bits, crackers and croutons will add minimal caloric values - the dressings are a totally different situation. For example, a visit to 'the ranch' at some fast food restaurants can cost almost 200 kcals per small packet.

Note that we didn't give props to some fast food restaurants - but they do have items on their menu that will better fit into a weight reduction plan - just not where salad choices are concerned.

Take Wendy's; the data is based on the full salad. They also offer half-salads which by the way, aren't half the energy values. The Baja Chili half-size item contains almost 500 kcals - and given the extreme amount of fatty acid content, even the smaller option is still too naughty to fit into a healthy diet.

Their Jr. Hamburger contains only 250 kcals, 10 total fat grams and 35 cholesterol mg's. It's a much healthier choice over their salad-line-up.

Fast Food Salads, Calories, Fat & Cholesterol Content

Best Choices

Type of Salad from Menu

Caloric Values, Kcals

Total Fat Grams

Saturated Fat Grams

Cholesterol Milligrams

 

MCDONALDS, Premium Selections

 

Bacon Ranch, Crispy Chicken

390

22

6

70

Bacon Ranch, Grilled Chicken

230

9

4

85

 

Caesar, Crispy Chicken

350

18

4.5

55

Caesar, Grilled Chicken

190

5

3

70

 

Southwest, Crispy Chicken

450

21

4.5

50

Southwest, Grilled Chicken

290

8

2.5

70

Side

20

0

0

0

 

WENDY'S SALADS

 

Baja Chili

730

47

17

105

 

Chicken BLT Cobb

600

41

13

295

 

Apple Pecan Chicken

570

27

8

115

 

Spicy Chicken Caesar

770

49

16

115

 

SUBWAY SALADS

Big Philly Cheesesteak

330

16

8

85

Chipolte Steak & Cheese

300

18

5

55

Double Chicken

220

4.5

1.5

100

Steak & Bacon Melt

270

10

5

75

Black Forest Ham

110

3

1

20

Oven Roasted Chicken

140

2.5

0.5

50

Roast Beef

140

3.5

1

40

Subway ClubŪ

160

4

1

40

Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki

200

3

1

50

Turkey Breast & Ham

110

2.5

0.5

25

Turkey Breast

110

2

0.5

20

Veggie DelightŪ

60

1

0

0

 

ARBY'S MARKET FRESH SALADS

Roast Chopped Farmhouse

240

13

7

60

 

Crispy Chopped Farmhouse

430

24

9

65

Chopped Side

80

5

3

15

Best Choices

Type of Salad from Menu

Caloric Values, Kcals

Total Fat Grams

Saturated Fat Grams

Cholesterol Milligrams

 

TACO BELL SALADS

 

Express Taco Salad With Chips

580

29

9

60

 

Beef Taco

780

42

1

60

 

Chicken Taco

730

35

7

70

 

Steak Taco

740

36

8

60

 

BURGER KING GARDEN FRESH SALADS - ALL ARE SERVED WITH DRESSING

 

Chicken Caesar with TENDERGRILL

490

28

4.5

100

 

Chicken Caesar with TENDERCRISP

670

43

7

80

 

Chicken BLT with TENDERGRILL

510

33

9

125

 

Chicken BLT with TENDERCRISP

690

48

12

100

 

TENDER GRILL Chicken Apple & Cranberry

520

26

7

100

 

TENDERCRISP Chicken Apple & Cranberry

700

41

9

80

Side Garden Fresh, Ranch Dressing

240

22

5

30

 

KFC SALADS - NO DRESSING OR CROUTONS

Crispy Chicken Caesar

340

18

4.5

70

Caesar Side

40

2

1

5

Crispy Chicken BLT

360

19

3.5

75

House Side

15

0

0

0

Other Nutritional Elements to Consider Before Final Choice

Take note that we based our choices on the kcal content.

While fatty acid content (lipids) as well as caloric values are important elements when choosing the healthiest foods, it's important to also look at other elements - such as the protein, dietary fiber, calcium and perhaps most importantly, the sodium content among these particular vitamins and minerals.

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