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25 Salads with more calories than a Big Mac

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Just because you select to eat a salad doesn’t mean you are eating healthy. Take note:

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America is seeing a health revolution. Grocery stores are selling green juices instead of soda and many restaurant menus now flag “gluten free” or “healthier” options. And people looking to stay healthy typically opt for salads.

But what many often forget is that salads can also be unhealthy. When loaded with fat-laden dressings and sugary toppings, they can do more harm to your waistline than a fast-food burger.

Using nutrition data from ESHA Research (named for its founders Elizabeth Stewart Hands and Associates), HealthGrove crunched the numbers to find 25 salads that have more calories than a 530-calorie McDonald’s Big Mac. These are just a few of the most calorific salads out there, so you’ll surprised how many blow the iconic fast-food staple out of the water.

#25. Denny’s Chicken Strip Deluxe Salad

Calories: 590
Sodium: 1180mg

If you, for some reason, decide to opt for this salad instead of a stack of Denny’s famous pancakes, you won’t be cutting very many calories.