Most restaurant salads are big enough to serve 2. So why not go with Panera’s half-sized Fuji Apple Chicken Salad? Made with greens, tomatoes, onions, all-natural antibiotic-free chicken, pecans, apple chips, and gorgonzola it packs a super-satisfying 16 grams of protein plus 3 grams of fiber for only 280 calories. And with 350 milligrams of sodium, it’s a bargain compared to most other salads. If you’re concerned about the 17 grams of fat, ask for yours sans cheese.
Thumb's Down: Steak & Blue Cheese Chopped Salad
Seared sirloin steak, frizzled onions, plus gorgonzola jack up the stats on this whole salad to 790 calories and a jaw-dropping 54 grams of fat (16 saturated). And the 1,280 milligrams of sodium doesn’t help either. Still interested? Go halvesies for 390 calories and 27 fat grams.