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Heed Sparks's advice!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

This morning I read an article on Spark about going to a salad bar and what to watch out for and what to get & avoid. In the article, it said sometimes what you think is "healthy" can be as much as 1,000 calories in a salad.

I read the article and also printed out the section with all the caloric amounts for every veggie on a salad bar.

I went to the cafeteria today for lunch and got a salad. Starting with dark leafy greens just as the article said. My salad came to 661 calories! WHAT???!!! I know this is an estimate because the person who made the salad wasn't measuring things out but still-- I about fell out of my chair and I thought I did a good job in my choices!

The 2 major things on my salad that were full of calories? Italian dressing and cheese. Go figure. I even threw out some of the cheese because I thought there was too much on there.

I live and I learn. Next time I will go without the cheese!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MICHELE0008 1/26/2011 12:43PM

    It's horrible when you think about it. Even if you find a restaurant that gives you the calorie count, who knows? Whoever is back in the kitchen isn't necessarily measuring out everything correctly. They are just trying to get it out as fast as possible.

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20OUTLAND03 1/26/2011 12:42PM

    I read that article this morning too. I know I'll have much better salads in the future!

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