6. Bacon Ranch Salad with Chicken
The bacon ranch salad comes in two options. The first is the Bacon Ranch Salad with Buttermilk Crispy Chicken. This salad contains a mixture of kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, and red leaf lettuce. It is topped with chicken coated in a crunchy, buttermilk batter. Grape tomatoes add extra tang and an extra dose of vitamins to this option. This salad contains 480 calories before you add the dressing. Meanwhile, the second option is a Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad. This salad includes grilled chicken instead of the crispy chicken and comes in at 320 calories without the dressing.
5. Southwest Chicken Salad
The Southwest Chicken Salad is also available with either grilled or buttermilk crispy chicken. In addition to the leafy green salad mix, the salad comes with black beans, tortilla strips, and lime. Roasted tomato, roasted corn, and poblano peppers are veggies that add extra flavor. The Buttermilk Crispy Chicken version comes in at 520 calories without the dressing, while the grilled chicken option is 350 calories.
4. Side Salad
The McDonald’s side salad makes a healthier side dish than a box of French fries does. This salad consists of romaine lettuce, baby spinach, carrots, kale, and a variety of lettuce. It also contains tomatoes for a burst of color and flavor. This salad is only 15 calories. Pair it with the low-fat Balsamic vinaigrette for a low-calorie side.Related: 6 Fun Facts About McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish Sandwich