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Before you take a bite into that "salad"...

It's easy to think that when you order a salad, you're making the healthy choice--but it's often full of junk you should avoid.   Taco salads are one of the worst of this kind.   You CAN still eat them, but with a few alterations.  Our friend Hungry Girl breaks down the scary nutritional contents in a typical taco salad and offers a tasty and WAY healthier alternative.

Don't Eat That!...Tortilla Terror


Taco salads often contain disturbing amounts of calories and fat. The numbers here are so high that you may find them hard to believe (but they're true, people!). Looks like the CRAZY grease-soaked shell, heaps of fatty beef, handfuls of cheese, and gobs of sour cream add up after all.

Serving Size: 1 salad (including shell)
Calories: 945
Fat: 57g
Carbs: 72g
Sodium: 1,910mg
Fiber: 12g
Sugars: 8g
Protein: 38g
POINTS® value 23*


Eat This Instead!...Taco-Tastic


Taco salads have been around since the '60s. And they seem to be getting greasier and more calorie-packed as the decades pass. No worries -- HG is here with a version that has a mere FRACTION of the calories and fat of your typical taco salad. Here's the scoop...

Serving Size: 1 salad (entire recipe)
Calories: 230
Fat: 3.5g
Sodium: 794mg
Carbs: 31g
Fiber: 10g
Sugars: 7g
Protein: 23g
POINTS® value 4*

Click here to download Taco-Tastic Taco Salad Recipe!

If you are interested in cocktail to accompany your salad, note that the average 12 oz margarita is a whopping 540 calories.  Click here for a low calorie margarita recipe.

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1 comments so far | Post a comment now
rradiomom October 13, 2009, 3:31 AM

The pictures are reversed. NEVER order the taco salad in the giant, deep-fried shell bowl. If you do, DON’T eat the shell!

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