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Good choice, bad choice: fast-food salads

Updated Jun 27, 2014
McDonald’s Premium Southwest Salad

Fast-food salads

Although ordering a salad at a fast-food joint commends healthy eating habits, make sure the greens you’re eating aren’t packed with as many calories and as much fat as a double Quarter Pounder with cheese.

Make sure to check for two ingredients that can compromise your salad: chicken and salad dressing. When ordering a salad with chicken, always opt for grilled. And for dressing, only use half the packet, or carry a favorite low-fat dressing in the cab cooler.

Truckers News’ favorite fast-food salads:

1. Taco Bell: Fresco Chicken Fiesta Salad

Calories: 240

Fat: 6g

Sodium: 720mg

Fiber: 5g

Protein: 23g

2. McDonald’s: Premium Southwest Salad

Calories: 140

Fat: 4.5g

Sodium: 150mg

Fiber: 6g

Protein: 6g

3. Chick-fil-A: Chargrilled Chicken Garden Salad

Calories: 180

Fat: 6g

Sodium: 650mg

Fiber: 4g

Protein: 23g

4. KFC Grilled Chicken BLT Salad

Calories: 265

Fat: 8g

Sodium: 1,330mg

Fiber: 4g

Protein: 36g

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