The average taco salad shell contains approximately 300 - 450 calories.
Yet another example of how salads can sometimes pack a caloric wallop.
Eating the shell on a taco salad can make the difference between a 600 calorie lunch and 1,050 calorie meal!
You're better off resisting temptation by asking for your taco salad to be served in a bowl.
If you are in need of some crunch, ask the server to top off your salad with a few tortilla chips (think a half dozen, thereby adding no more than 100 calories.)