A traditional chopped salad is a blend of chopped romaine lettuce, grilled chicken or turkey breast, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, avocado, corn, with a blue cheese or creamy ranch dressing tossed in.
One full dish of chopped salad can range anywhere between 500 and 900 calories. Take for instance the California Pizza Kitchen version that contains 952 calories!
To help lighten-up a chopped salad, remove calorie-ridden ingredients like the cheese, meat, and creamy dressings, and replace them with things like eggs, veggies (green beans or celery), and a lime/olive oil dressing. This Spring Chopped Salad With Lime-Mint Vinaigrette is a delicious and healthy option.
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