Food Facts For Thought

Sometimes we are so busy we don’t think about what we are putting in our mouths. Sometimes we think something is a healthy choice and it isn’t. Here is some random food for thought:

One small size French fries is the same amount of calories as eating 236 baby carrots. That’s A LOT of baby carrots.

A large popcorn at he movie theatre, unbuttered, has the same amount of calories and fat as 2 McDonalds Big Macs.

One package of Twix is the saturated fat equivalent of eating 11 strips of bacon.

One packet (about a tablespoon) of mayo has 100 calories which takes roughly running a 10 min mile to burn in calories.

One serving of the Reese’s Puff cereal has more sugar than an actual Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

One bottle of Vitamin Water has 33 grams of sugar. A can of Coke only has 6 more grams than that.

One large dry bagel is the calorie equivalent of 2 glazed Dunkin Donuts.

One slice of The Cheesecake Factory Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake has 1,540 calories!

1 cup Quaker Oats Granola = approximately 10 slices of bacon= 440 calories.  Not all granola is created equal.  Check out the nutrition facts on it.

An 8-ounce cup of plain greek yogurt has as much protein as a 3-ounce chicken cutlet.

One slice of pecan pie has 675 calories.  One slice of pumpkin pie has 180 calories.

Which appetizer to pick:

Cheese and crackers (calories: 306; fat: 16g per 2 ounce cheese and 5 cracker serving))

Shrimp cocktail (calories: 51; fat: 0.4g per 5 medium-size shrimp with cocktail sauce)

Study nutrition labels and restaurant nutrition facts and you will appreciate the homemade food you make so much more. Happy eating!