Salad Bar You Say?

Ok, January is always the hardest month for me.  I mean, I am “fluffy” from gorging at the holidays, I am cold, and I could blend in with the...
The salad bar at Ruby Tuesday restaurant in Lakeland, Florida July 16, 2009 .         Pierre DuCharme/The Ledger

Ok, January is always the hardest month for me.  I mean, I am “fluffy” from gorging at the holidays, I am cold, and I could blend in with the snow.  Now, I can’t change two of those, but I am trying the fluffy component of the winter triad.  Going out to eat has always been a challenge for most of us that want to lose a few lbs.  I mean my thought has always been that I am treating myself, so why not go all out, right?  My waistline tends to disagree.  What is the solution?  Salad bar baby!

I love when salad bars are offered for the main attraction.  You load up on things that are relatively healthy, bacon and cheese only salads will not work here lol!  I have some of the big chains around my location and I love to take the entire family there because I know we are getting our veggies in for at least one meal.  The Business Insider outlined the seven best salad bar chains to eat at.  If you are near any of these, I highly recommend getting your salad on.

Sweetgreen

What’s on the menu: Salads include the Spicy Sabzi with quinoa, tofu and carrot chili vinaigrette and the Santorini with citrus shrimp and cucumber basil yogurt dressing.

Where: Sweetgreen has 22 locations in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, New York, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes

What’s on the menu: The restaurant features a massive buffet where customers can pick and mix their own ingredients. The salad bar also features soups, pastas muffins and breads.

Where: Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes has more than 120 restaurants in 15 states.

Tender Greens

Where: The restaurant has 13 open locations and five more on the way, all located in California.

Just Salad

Where: Just Salad has 11 locations in New York, one in New Jersey and three in Hong Kong.

Chop Stop

Where: The chain has locations in Burbank, West Hollywood and Encino, Calif.

Saladworks

Where: Saladworks has 100 locations in 12 states including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Florida, and it’s now planning to expand into Canada.

Chop’t

Where: There are 15 locations in New York and 10 in D.C.

http://www.businessinsider.com/best-salad-lunch-spots-2014-2?op=1

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