How Many Calories are in Salad?

The number of calories in a salad is hard to answer. The lettuce itself has very few calories with a cup of salad being about 25 calories. Where you get into trouble is all the stuff you put on the salad. I have seen some restaraunts whose salads are over 500 calories. If you add vegetables the calories won’t be bad. Once you add cheese, bacon bits, croutons and candied nuts the calories rise dramatically. Salad dressing also add calories so watch how much dressing you are putting on your salad. Here is a great site to find calorie counts even at most restaraunts. For more information look here: