Salad, the Unhealthy Option

I think you must have been living under a rock with your brain turned off to be surprised by the latest Yahoo! news story that (gasp, shock, horror) not all salads are good for you.

Yes folks, it’s true—not all plates of leafy greens are created equal. Take the chicken Caesar at Macaroni Grill: 920 calories and 69 grams of fat. Or the grilled beef Caesar at Applebee’s: 1,190 calories and 75 grams of fat.

Keep in mind that a McDonald’s Big Mac has a mere 540 calories and 29 grams of fat.

Of course, it’s hardly the fault of the leafy greens; they’re healthful and good for you. But what on earth must they put in that Caesar dressing to make a Big Mac look like a good dietary option?

For those who are feeling truly remedial, check out this post on the “Top 5 Ways to Ruin a Healthy Salad.”

Beware the crouton and the cream dressing, my friends! Avoid the cheese and the bacon bits.

Didn’t we already know this?