Sometimes a salad is not always a healthy choice. Some salads are more calories than a whopper. Some tips to a healthy choice:
Always ask for dressing on the side.
Avoid creamy dressings and remember that 2 tbsp is usually the serving size. I usually just dip my fork in the dressing or I use vinegar.
Cut the cheese or at least choose feta or goat cheese which are lower in calories.
Grilled protein and not fried
Your salad should be full of veggies. If it isn’t, it is just a fatty meal sitting on a bed of lettuce.
The best thing you can do is control your dressing. You could save yourself 500 calories by using little dressing or choosing red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, etc.
I like to mix red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, a little yellow mustard, a little lemon juice, rosemary, ginger and pepper. Works for me!
happy, healthy eating.