You’re trying to lose weight, so you eat more salads. When prepared the right way, salads can be an effective weight-loss tool. Unfortunately, salad bar options and fast food salads aren’t always what you’d call diet-friendly. With the wrong toppings and dressings, salads can easily become so high in calories and grams of fat you might as well have eaten a pizza or hamburger.

If you’re going to eat a salad, you want your efforts to be worth it. The good news is you don’t have to sacrifice taste and flavor for a salad to be low-calorie and healthy.