Monday, February 18, 2013

Salads - Healthy Can Become UNHEALTHY

I have heard soo many people say, “Hey, I was 'good,' I had a salad”.   Then you see or hear what they ate on their salad.    For some reason people think “salad” and assume all salads are created equal and all are “healthy."   NOT TRUE.  A classic Cobb salad has chopped bacon, egg, blue cheese, avocado, and a creamy dressing.  Chef's salads are loaded with cheese, roast beef, eggs, and creamy dressings.   Both have well over a thousand calories and loaded with fat.    In some cases, a McDonald’s quarter pounder with cheese and fries is fewer calories than a “salad.”  

HOWEVER, with that being said, do not let this deter you from healthy choices in salads.    Just be extra cautious of the contents on the salad, their caloric values and the impact of the dressings.     Go for lots of veggies and lean proteins (chicken and fish).   

Stay tuned…….

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