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The Best and Worst Restaurant Salads

That bowl of greens may not be as good for you as you think. We navigate the best and worst restaurant salads and share our top picks.

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Thumbs Up: Quizno's Small Harvest Chicken Salad
Quizno's touts the salads on their "Under 500 Calorie" menu. And we agree, these can be a healthier pick if you order the small. The best of the best: The Small Harvest Chicken Salad, which rings in at 300 calories, 19 grams of fat, and 480 milligrams of sodium. If you’ve got a big appetite, go ahead and order the large (240 calories before dressing) but ask for a small serving of the Acai Vinaigrette. It will only tack on 180 calories and 15 grams of fat, half the amount you’d get for a large serving of dressing.

Thumbs Down: Mediterranean Chicken Salad 
This is one of those rare instances when going Mediterranean isn’t better for you. The 590 calories worth of Tzatziki totally undoes otherwise healthy ingredients like grilled chicken, garbanzo beans, and tomatoes. The result: A whopping 830 calories and 71 grams of fat, of which 21 are saturated for the large salad.

 

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