You usually grab a salad because you are trying to eat healthy, right? Well, salads may not always be the best choice for a healthy meal. Just because you have a lettuce base to your lunch doesn’t mean that it’s good for you.
Your salad could be loaded with fat and calories, even more than you’d find in a burrito! How could that be? The answer lies in what you’re using to top your salad. If you’ve piled on the toppings, chances are that the salad could be more than 1,000 calories. A combination of ingredients like cheese, nuts, proteins, and dressings add up in the end.
To take the guesswork out of it for you, so we’ve chosen five of the most popular unhealthy salads around, and broken them down into calories per serving so that you can avoid the typical pitfalls of choosing an unhealthy salad when you are trying to eat well.
Follow our guide to the five unhealthiest salads, and your body will thank us.