Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
First post in a new series. Red means...yes. Stop. Always.
Yellow means approach with caution...
Green means GO! But not too fast. Because then you'll get a speeding ticket/fat.
Today's red light: Little Debbies. Let's focus on Devil Squares. These are AI's favorite (my fiance). He happily agreed to ban these from our future home.
Why: Delicious twin-wrapped cakes. Also, almost 300 calories, almost all from sugar and fat (much of it saturated). See below:
Sugar, Corn Syrup, Water, Enriched Bleached Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, [Vitamin B1], Riboflavin [Vitamin B2], Folic Acid), Palm and Palm Kernel Oil, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and Cottonseed Oil with TBHQ to Preserve Flavor (Contributes a Trivial Amount of Trans Fat), Cocoa, Dextrose, Soybean Oil, Egg Whites, Invert Sugar, Emulsifiers (Mono- and Diglycerides, Soy Lecithin, Sorbitan Monostearate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Propylene Glycol Monostearate, Polysorbate 60, Polysorbate 80, Polyglycerol Esters of Fatty Acids), Colors (Caramel Color, Red 40), Leavening (Baking Soda, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate), Salt, Corn Starch, Eggs, Whey (Milk), Modified Corn Starch, Sorbic Acid (to Retain Freshness), Natural and Artificial Flavors, Citric Acid.
A better choice: A Rice Krispies Treat has almost half the calories, and is wayyy lower in fat, and saturated fat.
An even more better choice: A piece of angel food cake topped with fruit or frozen yogurt. Amaaazing :)
Friday, June 5, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
1. At Denny’s, which breakfast item has the least number of calories?
The answer is b.
a. Ham & Cheddar Omelet
b. Country fried steak & eggs
c. An order of French toast with syrup & margarine (3 slices)
d. An order of pancakes (3) with syrup & margarine
2. Which sandwich from the restaurant Cosi has more than 700 calories?
The answer is d.
a. Turkey Rustica
b. Tuscan Pesto Chicken
c. Tandoori Chicken
d. Grilled Chicken T.B.M.
e. Sesame Ginger Chicken
3. Which item at Dunkin’ Donuts has the fewest number of calories?
The answer is b.
a. Sesame bagel with cream cheese
b. 2 jelly filled donuts
c. Banana walnut muffin
d. A medium (24 oz.) strawberry banana smoothie
4. Which grande (16 oz.) Starbucks drink has the fewest calories?
The answer is e.
a. Frappuccino Blended Coffee with whipped cream
(420 to 550 calories)
b. Frappuccino Blended Crème
(490 to 580 calories)
c. Chai Tea Latte
d. Caramel Macchiato
e. Cappuccino even, if made with whole milk
5. Which item at McDonald’s has the most calories?
The answer is c.
a. Big Mac
b. 2 Sausage McGriddles
c. Large chocolate shake
d. 4 hamburgers