While getting a salad is usually a virtuous move, Caesars tend to do more harm than good. “An entrée-size salad with shaved cheese and Caesar dressing (ingredients are cheese, eggs, oil, and salty anchovies) contains almost half of your daily fat needs and makes up a third of your daily calorie intake,” says Baum. And most are made with romaine, one of the least nutritious greens there is. If a Caesar salad seems like the best menu option available, or if you’re seriously craving one, ask for the dressing on the side, drizzle on just 2 tablespoons, and add grilled chicken or shrimp to better balance out your meal.

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