Watch those toppings
A salad isn’t automatically a healthier option. With high-fat dressings and toppings, even a salad can wreck your healthy eating plans.
The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions for tossing a healthier salad:
Skip higher-fat toppings such as croutons, bacon bits, creamy dressings, eggs and cheese.
Add healthy protein to your salad in the form of nuts, beans and seeds.
Skip the dressing, and instead add a squeeze of lemon.
If you want dressing, order it on the side, dipping your fork lightly into the dressing before spearing your salad.
Opt for dressings that are fat-free or low-fat.