Great article posted in the Washington Post today, With high-calorie dishes, restaurant chains put obesity on the menu. Restaurants are going overboard with their menu items that provide more fat, calories and sodium in one meal than you should have an entire day. Often times they trick you by making a meal you would think is healthy, such as a salad, or a tuna sandwich, one of the worse selections on the menu. I can’t wait until all restaurants are required to list the nutritional content of their menu. It is really going to open people’s eyes to what kind of crap they are eating and offering to their families.
This article lists examples of horrible chain restaurants meals. I’ve written an E-book that goes one step further than this. I have selected 40 common restaurant meals from chain restaurants and made them over to make them HEALTHY choices. Not only are they healthy, but they are cheap to make. Each recipe that I have included is cheaper to make than it would be to go out to the restaurant. So you are saving your health and your money, how can you deny that?
E-book will be out any day now so be ready!!
Few examples from the article…
— Quiznos large tuna melt sub sandwich
The numbers: 1,520 calories, 101 grams of fat, 21 grams of saturated fat, 2,020 milligrams sodium.
Equivalent of eating: More than a stick of butter’s worth of fat.
— Chipotle’s chicken burrito, filled with rice, pinto beans, corn salsa, cheese, sour cream and guacamole, accompanied by a side of chips
The numbers: 1,750 calories, 79.5 grams of fat, 23 grams of saturated fat, 2,750 milligrams of sodium.
Equivalent of eating: The calories in more than nine chicken soft tacos at Taco Bell.
— Applebee’s New England fish and chips
The numbers: 1,910 calories, 137 grams fat, 24 grams saturated fat, 3,150 milligrams of sodium.
Equivalent of eating: The fat in almost a pound of cheddar cheese.
— Outback Steakhouse’s full rack of baby back ribs served with Aussie fries
The numbers: 1,936 calories, 133 grams of fat, 56 grams of saturated fat, 2,741 milligrams of sodium.
Equivalent of eating: The fat grams in 20 tablespoons of salad dressing.