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Build a Better Salad: Quiz

Leafy greens are one of the best foods for you, but we often overload these nutritious leaves with tasty bits that are high in calories. When it comes to making a salad, what would you choose? Take this quiz and see if you know how to build a healthy salad. Along with meeting some daily nutritional requirements, also keep in mind the final calorie count.

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Let's start with the most basic ingredient of a salad, the greens. If you want to maximize your intake of fiber, which of the following greens should you choose?
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Sometimes a salad seems like a vehicle for cheese. If you like cheesy crumbles on your lettuce greens, choose which cheese has the fewest calories per one-ounce serving.
Blue cheese
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Looking to add some vitamin C to your salad? Which of these red veggies will add the most per half-cup serving?
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped red pepper
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Protein helps keep you full, so if you're looking for the most protein, which of these do you choose?
Half a boneless chicken breast
Two hard boiled eggs
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You want to add a little healthy fat to your salad, but which of these two choices has fewer calories?
1 oz. chopped walnuts
1/4 of an avocado
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Select the dressing that will keep the final calorie count of the salad below 425.
Two tablespoons Newman's Own Oil and Balsamic Vinegar
Two tablespoons Hidden Valley Ranch Original Dressing
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