Salads can be so, so deceiving. You might think you’re doing right by ordering one, but take a look at what’s in some of the most popular salad dressings and you might be surprised to find how bad they really are.
RanchWhile it’s one of the most popular dressings out there, it’s also single-handedly capable of ruining your health. A single serving size of 2 tablespoons contains a whopping 14 grams of fat and 140 calories.
Thousand Island dressing base should be mayonnaise and ketchup, but the variations beyond that are countless. The off-the-shelf stuff includes pickle, tomato paste, turmeric, and vinegar, and it’s not exactly light at 130 calories and 12 grams of fat per serving.
Russian dressing is somewhat is similar to thousand island, thousand island typically includes pickle relish, the same mayo-and-ketchup base becomes Russian when it’s elevated with horseradish and hot sauce. The off-the-shelf variety is slightly lighter with only 110 calories per serving and 6 grams of fat.
CaesarThis creamy, cheesy dressing has become a massive favorite. Unfortunately, it’s bad for you. A single serving of this stuff contains 180 calories and 18 grams of fat. The only part that’s good for you is the taste.