Lunch Option 2: Turkey Salad
Restaurant Meal: Applebee's Santa Fe Chicken Salad―$8.99
Homemade Alternative: Romaine and Turkey Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing―$3.69
This is another example of a seemingly healthy option―grilled chicken salad―that can be deceiving. Guacamole, sour cream, and Mexi-ranch dressing pack Applebee's Santa Fe Chicken Salad with 1,270 calories, 24 grams saturated fat, and 3,460mg sodium. Our homemade version uses avocados in a creamy dressing and subs your leftover turkey meat for 80 percent fewer calories, 82 percent less saturated fat, and 69 percent less sodium.