Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Day 282- Nutrition Bite

Stay away from Chili's Texas Cheese Fries with Jalapeno Ranch dressing!

Whose idea was cheese fries? They're delicious, but really, do we need to top deep-fried potatoes with greasy melted cheese and bacon and dip them in dressed-up mayonnaise? No, we do not. Now cheese fries are a staple at chain restaurants. Restaurants compete with signature ranch dressings, extra toppings and, ultimately, more fat.

Chili's boasts: "Homestyle fries topped with melted cheese, jalapeƱos, applewood smoked bacon & jalapeƱo-ranch dipping sauce." These fries lost the contest for the worst cheese fries in America (that dishonor went to Outback Steakhouse's cheese fries); but it was a tight race.

One hundred and sixty grams of fat. One-six-zero. 160! (Oh, and you'll get 1 1/2 days' worth of sodium in one meal!)

2,070 calories
160 g fat
73 g saturated fat
73 g carbs
85 g protein
8 g fiber
3,730 mg sodium

Click on link to see the 11 worst foods of 2008

Sugar Preacher's Experience

Reading this article gives me another reason to avoid fast food restuarants. At least today at Snowbird, they were able to meet my health needs by swaping the wonder bread bun for some whole wheat bread. Skiing was so fun today!!

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