Consumed: Salads

In HuffPost Food & Drink’s series Consumed, we’ll shine a light on Americans’ obsession with food, one topic at a time.

This January, as the rest of the world begins their New Year’s resolutions to diet or eat more nutritious food, HuffPost Food & Drink will be focusing on the food we’ll be eating the most of: Salad. We’ll rank the best and worst fast food salads, talk to the scientists behind major brands of salad dressing, an explanation for why lettuce is constantly contaminated with E.coli, and more. Keep coming back as we update with more stories!

Delicious healthy takes from around the globe, for everyone who's sick of their boring salad.
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These take 10 minutes or less to make. There's no reason to be lazy anymore!
While bottled dressings may be convenient, when it comes to nutrition, you’re probably better off making your own.
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Stop overordering at salad chains with these genius tips from Chopt, Just Salad, Mixt and Snappy Salads.
Your body can get out of ketosis with the slightest of mistakes. Eat these salads and you won’t mess it up.
At places like Chop't, Sweetgreen and Just Salad, lunch is a luxury that only certain people can afford.