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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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Thumb's Up: Ruby Tuesday Sliced Tomatoes with Balsamic Vinaigrette
While Ruby Tuesday’s Garden Fresh Salads deliver upwards of 700 calories, there is a diamond in the rough. The Sliced Tomatoes with Balsamic Vinaigrette from their Fit & Trim menu clocks in at a mere 52 calories and 1 gram of fat. Pair them with an order of Barbeque Grilled Chicken for a protein-rich, low-carb meal that packs only 302 calories and 5 grams of fat.

Thumb's Down: Carolina Chicken Salad 
Weighing in at 1101 calories, 46 grams of fat, and 1057 milligrams of sodium, fried chicken, bacon, full-fat cheddar cheese, and croutons make this the most caloric salad on the menu. Instead, get your produce from Fit & Trim menu where you’ll find loads of fresh veggies that you can pair with a calorie-controlled portion of protein like the Petit Jumbo Shrimp Scampi.

 

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