It's not always possible to prepare every meal at home, so when you're eating out, how do you gauge which meal options are the healthiest?
Most people know by now that a salad overwhelmed by toppings and dressing can carry as many calories as a cheeseburger. But other choices aren't always so obvious.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Nutrition Action Healthletter recently compared meals from popular restaurant chains. It found that common assumptions about which meals are healthier don't always match up to the facts.
What follows are some of the agency's surprising results.