You hit the local salad bar for lunch and are feeling pretty good about your healthy choice. The only problem is, those do-it-yourself meals don't allow you to know how many calories you're consuming. Lettuce (ha!) build a salad together to find out.
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Let's start with the lettuce. How many calories in two cups of mesclun?
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Now for the cucumbers. How many calories does 1/2 cup of sliced cukes (with the peel) add?
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You're a celery fan and add a half-cup serving. How many calories is that?
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Red pepper time. How many calories in three red pepper rings?
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I love shredded carrots, don't you? Shake on half a cup, and how many extra calories do you add to your meal?
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You add eight cherry tomatoes — how many calories is that?
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Now for the toppings. You start with some goat cheese. An ounce on top of your salad adds how many calories?
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I personally love avocado on my salad. A quarter of this fruit adds how many cals?
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Sprinkle on an eighth of a cup of Craisins, and you'll add how many calories to your bowl?
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What about some sunflower seeds? How many calories in one tablespoon?
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Last but not least, the dressing. Add two tablespoons of balsamic vinaigrette dressing, and how many calories is that?
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