I know you think you’re making the right choice when you’re looking at the dinner menu at what ever restaurant you’re at and you decide to go with a salad. You think you’re making a healthy choice. You think that salad has to be so much better for you than those other carb laden sandwiches or entrees. Heck, it has to be better than those delicious, thin crust pizza’s that are screaming your name, right? Well don’t be to sure of that.
Some salads at some restaurants may be more gut busting and artery clogging than anything else on the menu. How big is the salad? Can it feed a family of five? If you’ve ordered one from the Cheesecake Factory you know what I mean. What type of dressing is on the salad and how much? Hopefully your salad is not drowned in some type of creamy ranch or Caesar dressing. If the salad includes chicken, how is the chicken cooked? Hopefully grilled and not fried. What else is on the salad? Is it littered with croutons the size of your fist? Or even worse, it might be covered in fried onion ring strips.
Sometimes you might actually be better off with that small pizza.