Whether you are trying to lose weight or just trying to eat healthier, the salad bar is the go-to choice for lunch. It’s healthy, and it’s usually loaded with options to help you turn your “rabbit food” into a filling and satisfying meal. Unfortunately, some of those delicious looking items sitting on the salad bar aren’t healthy choices.
It’s a classic mistake made both by those new to dieting and veteran healthy eaters. You load up your plate with a little of everything from the salad bar and never give a second thought to what was really in your lunch. After all, it’s all from the salad bar. That means it’s all healthy, right?
Wrong. Foods high in calories, fat, sugar, sodium and preservatives all lurk in salad bars. In fact, some of those foods are such common additions to salads that a salad bar without those options looks incomplete. If you add those unhealthy salad bar options to your leafy green lunch, you might well eat salad every day and find yourself gaining weight or fat. Before you start skipping breakfast or go buy a new scale, think about what items you are grabbing from the salad bar. If you want to keep your salad healthy, here are eight foods to avoid at the salad bar.