You made the choice to eat a salad for lunch. Congratulations. You can already feel the health karma coursing through your self-important veins.

Then you order the bacon iceberg wedge with extra blue cheese dressing and your arteries harden faster than Magic Shell atop an ice cream cone

You can’t just order any old salad and feel virtuous. Salad is full of little minefields, such as salt, fat and vegetables that claim they deliver nutrients but aren’t at all on top of that game.

Here’s a handy checklist to make a salad that’s not only healthy but so delicious you won’t even know it’s nutritious. Registered Dietician Willow Jarosh weighs in on your best bets to stock your at-home salad bar. Read more…

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