Southwestern chicken salad keeps sneaky calories away from your plate

Now is the perfect time to supercharge your salads and avoid the extra calories that can sneak into an otherwise healthy meal.

Some dressings and toppings can add too much saturated fat, sodium and calories, reducing the health benefits of your salads. But you have options. Here are some power foods that create a satisfying salad with the crunch and flavor you’ll love.

Greens: The darker the better. Spinach, mesclun, romaine, spring mix and kale are all great options. That’s not to say that iceberg has nothing to offer. It just doesn’t contain as much iron, potassium and vitamins as its darker counterparts. But before you kick it to the curb, try mixing it with darker lettuces to give them some crunch.

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