Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Eat This Not That ~ Summer Goodies!

Fair Foods

Cotton Candy or Caramel Apple?
Cotton candy! Cotton candy has about 220 calories and 0 grams of fat while the caramel apple has up to 365 calories and 6 grams of fat. Aside from lower calories and fat counts, cotton candy is much more fun to eat and a lot less sticky!

Gryo or Sausage and Peppers on a Roll?
Pick the gyro! A gryo has about 593 calories and 12 grams of fat while the sausage on a roll has 669 calories and 45 grams of fut. Plus, in a gryo you can add some healthy veggies like summer tomatoes and fresh lettuce.

It's Getting Hot out Here...

Very Berry Strawberry Ice Cream or Light Raspberry Chip Ice Cream Shake?
Both from Baskin Robbins, and honestly, the answer isn't that obvious! 5 ounces of strawberry ice cream has about 280 calories and a large shake has 1,160 calories.  Gee...sounds like you can have a bunch of ice cream scoops instead of that light shake!

Weekend Cookouts

Ground Sirloin or Turkey Burger?
While the turkey burger seems like the right choice, th eground sirloin actually comes in with slightly fewer calories and fat.  The turkey burger often requires a lot more ingredients to get the turkey to stick and taste better.

Movie Night 

Soft Pretzel + Bag of Sour Patch Kids or Large Buttered Popcorn?
Get double the goodies with a soft pretzel and sour patch kids...coming in with much fewer calories and fat than a tub of buttery popcorn.

Peanut M&Ms or Junior Mints? 
Pick the junior mints, which have fewer calories and fat grams. And fresher breath I presume!

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Nachos or Slice of Pizza?
Pizza pizza! A slice of pizza give you portion control and has around 272 calories, 10 grams of fat.  On the other hand, a tray of nachos (um then there's the cheese!) has up to 1,101 calories and 59 grams of fat.
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