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!