Best and Worst Fast Food Salads

Wendys Fast Food Salads

You’re out running errands or picking the kids up from soccer practice.  Fast food restaurants are looming, the kids are crooning, “p-l-e-a-s-e mom?” and you’re just hoping to make a healthy diet choice with a salad.
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What could go wrong?  Plenty!  Read on to see the BEST and WORST fast food salad choices (and poor Wendy’s really didn’t have a BEST salad).   Choose carefully so you don’t blow half a day’s calories on a 700 calorie salad!  Interesting to note that while Carl’s Jr offers salads, it’s east-of-the-Mississippi cousin, Hardee’s, doesn’t?  Hmmmm.

MCDONALDS

Best Choice….. (Cal:  300  Carb: 16  Fat: 12)
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Bacon Ranch Salad  w/ Grilled Chicken
…..Cal: 260  Carb: 12  Fat: 9
Lowfat Balsamic Dressing
…..Cal:  40  Carb: 4  Fat:  3
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Worst Choice…..(Cal:  610  Carb: 39  Fat: 35)
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Southwest Chicken Salad w/ Crispy Chicken
…..Cal: 430  Carb: 30  Fat: 20
Ranch Dressing
…..Cal:  170   Carb: 9   Fat: 15

JACK IN THE BOX

Best Choice ….. (Cal:  275  Carb: 20  Fat: 9.5)
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Grilled Chicken Salad
…..Cal: 240  Carb: 15  Fat: 8
Lowfat Balsamic Dressing
…..Cal: 35  Carb: 5  Fat: 1.5
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Worst Choice .. (Cal:  750  Carb:  40  Fat:  53)
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Chicken Club Salad w/ Crispy Chicken
…..Cal:  510  Carb: 37  Fat:  27
Bacon Ranch Dressing
…..Cal: 240  Carb:  3  Fat:  26

CARLS JR

Best Choice….. (Cal:  235  Carb:  18  Fat:  7.5)
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Original Grilled Chicken Salad
…..Cal: 200  Carb:  13  Fat:  6
Lowfat Balsamic Dressing
…..Cal:  35  Carb:  5  Fat:  1.5
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Worst Choice….. (Cal:  710  Carb:  29  Fat:  50)
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Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad
…..Cal:  440  Carb:  24  Fat:  23
Chipotle Caesar Dressing
…..Cal:  270  Carb:  5  Fat:  27

WENDYS

Best Choice…..(Cal: 500  Carb: 12  Fat:  16.5)
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Wendy’s BLT Cobb Salad
…..Cal:  450  Carb:  10  Fat:  12
Light Classic Ranch
…..Cal: 50  Carb: 2  Fat:  4.5
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Worst Choice.….(Cal:  710  Carb:  29  Fat: 29)
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Wendy’s Baja Salad
…..Cal:  550  Carb:  24  Fat:  14
Thousand Island Dressing
…..Cal: 160  Carb: 5  Fat: 15

CHICK-FIL-A

Best Choice…..(Cal:  195  Carb:  13  Fat: 6.5)
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Chargrilled Chicken Garden Salad
…..Cal:  180  Carb: 11  Fat: 6
Light Italian Dressing
…..Cal:  15  Carb:  2  Fat: .5
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Worst Choice.…..(Cal:  630  Carb: 28  Fat:  40)
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Chick-n-Strips Salad
…..Cal:  470  Carb:  27  Fat: 23
Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
…..Cal:  160  Carb: 1  Fat:  17

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