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Dieting - McDonald's Salad Calories for Dieters

Written by Thin Thin

Calories in McDonald's Salads


There are several good choices on the McDonald's menu for those watching their waistlines.

Among the best of choices may be the salads - as long as the dieter doesn't add on Ranch dressing, croutons, and a couple of packages of crackers - because these little extras can equal higher numbers on the weight scales. And we sure don't want that!

How many calories in the McDonalds salads?

Without the added niceties mentioned above, very few - which makes them an awesome choice for dieters.

Another perk? They are delicious. Yet another perk? McDonalds salads are very generous. And now for those calories...

Calories in McDonalds Salads


Crispy Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad - calories 370/21 fat grams

Crispy Chicken Caesar Salad - calories 310/16 fat grams

Crispy Chicken California Cobb Salad - calories 380/23 fat grams

Grilled Chicken California Cobb Salad - 280 calories/14 fat grams

Grilled Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad - calories 270/13 fat grams

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad - 210 calories/7 fat grams*

*Note: the  Grilled Chicken Cesar Salad contains about 600 calories and 40 grams of fat when it contains Ranch dressing, croutons, and a couple of packages of crackers. Compared to a Big Mac for 590 calories and 34 grams of fat - the Big Mac makes the better diet choice.   This demonstrates how quickly those extras add up.

Although salads might be high on the list when it comes to Dieter's Best Choices -   without all the additives, of course, some menu choices should be avoided. 


Butterfinger® McFlurry™ 900 calories/31 fat grams

M& M® McFlurry™ (16 fl oz cup) - 910 calories/33 fat grams

Chocolate Triple Thick™ Shake (32 fl oz cup) - 1150 calories/33 fat grams

Strawberry Triple Thick™ Shake (32 fl oz cup) - 1120 calories/32 fat grams

Big Breakfast - 710 calories/48 fat grams

In Summary: Opt for grilled salad selections on the McDonalds menu and for the lower calorie dressings.

There are many other great choices for dieters on the McDonalds menu, and I've never met anyone who wasn't happy to provide me with a nutrition chart during my visit.   

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