Although salads are often low in carbohydrates and calories, the chopped salad at Portillo's contains considerable amounts of each. For this reason, carefully assess the calorie content of this salad, particularly if you're dieting.
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According to online nutrition database MyFitnessPal, the Portillo's chopped salad contains 393 calories. If you base your diet on the suggested daily intake of 2,000 calories, this salad provides nearly 20 percent of your daily calories. The Mayo Clinic note it would take more than two hours of walking to burn off that many calories.
MyFitnessPal notes that one serving of Portillo's chopped salad contains 40 g of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates provide your body with energy, and the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health suggest consuming 40 to 60 percent of your total calories from carbohydrates.
Portillo's chopped salad is also high in protein, with 23 g, according to MyFitnessPal. Protein contains amino acids, the building blocks of muscle and other bodily tissues. The Harvard School of Public Health suggests consuming 20 to 25 percent of your total calories from protein.
Portillo's chopped salad contains 7 g of fat, with 1 g of saturated fat, according to MyFitnessPal. Although saturated fat is unhealthy, the Mayo Clinic notes that unsaturated fats have benefits such as reducing your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.