Adding a variety of ingredients from various food groups can help make your salads healthier. However, some ingredients like canned beans and cheese can also add sodium. For any salad, like this one, that calls for canned beans either use a brand with no added salt or rinse the beans before using, which helps cut the sodium by up to 40%.
Nutrition information (per salad)
Calories: 538; total fat: 33g; saturated fat: 10g; protein: 30g; carbohydrates: 33g; sugar: 16g; fiber: 9g; cholesterol: 87mg; sodium: 1,368mg
Recipe and photo by Marjorie Crawford of A Pinch of Healthy.
Make a bed of greens with the lettuce.
Add the chicken, cheese, avocado, beans, and tomatoes on top.
Finish off with a drizzle of ranch dressing and a drizzle of BBQ sauce.