We come to our salad bar and peer over the vegetables and see crispy chicken strips, deli meats like chopped ham, and bacon bits—so inviting. A person needs their protein, you might be thinking. Well, pause. It could have up to 300 calories or more depending on your portion. If you add creamy salad dressing, your salad can be a whopping 1,000 calories! Add beans, hard-boiled egg, chickpeas, or cottage cheese for a low fat alternative. Try lentils, pinto beans, black beans, kidney beans, and edamame for a more healthier plate. For those who are vegetarian, add tofu to the beans and other whole grains to help you feel full.