WINNIPEG — It’s been about six weeks since you may have made your 2016 New Year’s resolutions – and it’s probably something you told yourself you’d stick to for the whole year.
Healthy eating habits are among the top resolutions for many people. For most, this includes eating salads, whether that be at home, or when you’re eating at a restaurant.
But are ordering salads at a restaurant the best idea? Not always. In fact, you’ve got to be quite careful.
Salads with items like bacon, cheese and creamy dressings are all thing you should be aware of.
We gathered some of the salad nutrition facts from well-known restaurants in Canada, and you might be shocked with the calorie count, amount of fat and sodium content. Take a look:
So what are your options? Well, you can still get a salad from a restaurant, but do your research first. One option is to look it up online beforehand so you know what you’re getting yourself into – don’t always assume having a salad is a healthier alternative. Other options include asking for dressing on the side, having grilled over crispy chicken, and even sharing your salad.
“Most salads are big enough for two people,” registered dietitian Susan Watson said. “Split it in half and take the rest home, or share it with a friend or family member.”
Watson joined Global Winnipeg’s Morning News on Wednesday to share a healthy salad recipe that’s easy to make at home.
To get the full recipe of Watson’s Thai veggie and quinoa bowl click here.