All salads are not created equal. Actually some salads can top 700+ calories, 1,500mg of sodium, and 30-60g of fat, which is not exactly a good way to drop those pounds for the summer. Listed below are a few of the worst and some of the best salads out there.

Salads to avoid:

Zaxbys The Cesar, Fried no dressing– 730 calories, 1,855mg sodium, 39g fat, 4 g sugar, 49 grams of protein
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McDonalds Premium Bacon Ranch Salad with Crispy Chicken – 570 calories, 1,400mg sodium, 36g fat, 10g sugar, 27g protein

Wendy’s Apple Pecan Chicken Salad– 570 calories, 1,470mg sodium, 26g fat, 37g sugar, 37g protein

Wendy’s Baja Chili Salad– 690 calories, 1,810mg sodium, 45g fat, 11g sugar, 29g protein
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Arby’s Crispy Chopped Farmhouse Salad w/ Buttermilk Ranch– 630 calories, 1,330mg sodium, 45g fat, 6g sugar, 30g protein

Burger King Chicken Cesar Garden Fresh Salad– 530 calories, 1,640mg sodium, 32g fat, 6g sugar, 35g protein
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If you still find yourself craving these not so healthy salads you can save calories and fat by: choosing lean grilled meat instead of fried, skipping the cheese and/or croutons, and getting your dressing on the side.

The best list:

Chick-fil-A Grilled Market Salad– 180 calories, 680mg sodium, 4g fat, 8g sugar, 25g protein
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Panera Bread Power Steak Lettuce Wraps– 280 calories, 310mg sodium, 16g fat, 2g sugar, 28g protein

Panera Bread Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken– 350 calories, 290mg sodium, 13g fat, 21g sugar, 29g protein
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McDonalds Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken, no dressing– 290 calories, 650 mg sodium, 8g fat, 11g sugar, 27g protein

Subway Double Chicken Chopped Salad with Olive Oil & Vinegar– 340 calories, 490mg sodium, 18g fat, 4g sugar, 36g protein
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