Salads are suppose to be good for you.
McDonalds is doing everything in their power to change that, as they are looking to enter the "healthy fast-food" market.
McDonald’s announced last year that it would be offering kale-based menu items in Canadian test markets. Now the new kale salads are here, and they aren't looking good for you at all.
Before dressing, the Greek and Caesar salads weigh in at 280 and 520 calories, respectfully. But when you add the dressing those numbers go through the roof.
"Once you plop the accompanying Asiago Caesar dressing on the “crispy chicken” version, the salad’s nutritional profile doesn’t look so good. According to McDonald’s own numbers, the salad tops up at 730 calories, 53 grams of fat, and 1,400 milligrams of salt.
"Combined with the Greek Feta Dressing, the “I’m Greek-ing Out” salad with grilled chicken amounts to: 420 calories, 26 grams of fat, and 1,080 milligrams of sodium."
To put this in perspective, both the Big Mac and a Quarter Pounder with Cheese weigh in at 520 calories (the same as the Caesar salad pre-dressing).
Jesus Christ, who know a salad could be that bad for you? Leave it to McDonalds to make someone scared of lettuce.
So I guess in the case of McDonalds menu, enjoy the Big Mac and avoid the salads like the plague if you're looking to slim down.