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Our nutrition experts and registered dietitians translate the latest nutrition research into tips you can use to eat healthier every day.

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: Baja Fresh Charbroiled Chicken Baja Ensalada® with Fat Free Salsa Verde (pictured)
Unlike many Mexican salads that are drowned in fatty ground meat and cheese, the Chicken Baja Ensalada® is, surprisingly, well, fresh. It’s big on greens, tomatoes, and charbroiled chicken with just a tad of Cotija cheese and a few tortilla strips for flavor. Skip the full-fat dressing and opt for the fat-free salsa verde and you’ll walk away with only 325 calories and 2 grams of saturated fat.

Thumb's Down: Tostada Salad with Charbroiled Steak
Filling a crispy tortilla shell with steak, cheese, guacamole, and sour cream sends the nutritionals for this salad sky high. Reduce the 1230 calories, 63 grams of fat, and over 2300 milligrams of sodium by ditching the shell, skipping the meat, and choosing just one creamy topping.

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