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Estimating calories in a chef salad

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

I posted this on the message boards, but I thought one of you might have some suggestions too! I am craving salad, particularly chef salads, but I know they are a lot higher in calories than one would assume. But how much? I don't know!


Does anyone have any suggestions for estimating the calories in a chef salad? There is one at a restaurant in town which is delicious, but they don't have nutritional information available. I can take my measuring spoon to measure out the dressing, but I am not sure how to guesstimate the meats and cheeses. Any suggestions?

This is the description from the menu: "Crispy greens topped with turkey, ham, cheddar and swiss, tomatoes, cucumber, radishes, croutons, eggs and your choice of dressing." It's a pretty huge salad, so I'm sure it's high, but I'd just like some suggestions on how to put it in my tracker.

Thank you!
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    That helps, thanks!
    2091 days ago
    I'd enter everything separately. That should give you a pretty good estimate. Usually it's two slices of each type of meat.
    2091 days ago
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