How many calories are in a tossed salad?


Quick Answer

There are 11 calories in a cup of mixed salad greens with carrots and tomatoes, according to FatSecret. Eight percent of those calories come from fat, 74 percent from carbohydrates and 18 percent from protein.

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The darker the salad greens, the more nutrients the salad has, although calorie count is not increased. A mix of colorful vegetables also increases the nutritional value without significantly increasing added calories. There are different mixes of vitamins and minerals in different colored vegetables, so a colorful salad is more nutritious than one that is all green. Fitness magazine cautions about overdoing other salad add-ins. Meats and beans add significantly more calories to a salad, as do cheese and nuts. Salad dressing is also usually very high in calories.

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