Not all Salads are Created Equally: Guide to Picking the Perfect Salad Green

With the rise of the salad restaurant (think Tender Greens, Sweet Green, Chop't), the kale craze, and the vegan revolution – it’s a good time to examine the building blocks for the oldest healthy dish in the books. With a wide variety of salad greens available, it can be hard to differentiate among them– which is the healthiest? Which has the most vitamins? Which is lowest in calories? And which tastes best?

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Burger versus Salad

I give credit to Wendy's for making salads a big part of the fast food chain's menu.  The burger joint just rolled out four new "premium" salad choices -- adding to the existing four choices.  So salad eaters have 8 choices. Panera Bread is another fast-causal eatery that showcases salads.  And with research lambasting frequent burger eating, substituting a tasty salad for a burger *can* be good for the body -- if you pick the right salad.

And that is the point of this post:  How good/healthy are fast food chain salads?  

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