Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wellness Wednesday

In the theme of the rise of overweight and obesity in the world, I've been wanting to do a post listing the calorie and fat content of various dishes found in fast food and chain restaurants.  I never seem to have the time to adequately research this topic.  However, Quickie Chick compiled a list from Fitness magazine and I'm sharing it with you.  These "hidden" calories go a long way to help explain weight gains over the last few decades.  Many of these dishes are more than a small, sedentary woman should eat in a day!

1. Quizno’s Tuna Melt with Cheese and Dressing (large):
1760 calories
133 g fat
2. Quizno’s Classic Italian Sandwich (Large size, with cheese and dressing): 
1330 calories
68g fat
3. Quizno’s Chicken with Honey Mustard Flatbread Chopped Salad
1070 calories
71g fat
(the honey mustard dressing makes up 500 of those calories all on its own!)
4. TGI Friday’s Jack Daniels Ribs & Shrimp
1910 calories
5. TGI Friday’s Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad
1360 calories
6. TGI Friday’s Loaded Potato Skins appetizer
1430 calories
7. California Pizza Kitchen Thai Crunch Salad
1253 calories
8. California Pizza Kitchen Avocado Club Egg Rolls appetizer
1180 calories
9. California Pizza Kitchen Blue Crab Cakes
1567 calories
10. Denny’s Cheesy Three Pack appetizer (three-pack of mini cheeseburgers served with onion rings)
1940 calories
125g fat
11. Denny’s Granola (4oz) with milk (8oz)
690 calories
12g fat
12. Denny’s Heartland Scramble
1150 calorie
66 g fat
13. Applebee’s Quesadilla Burger
1820 calories
46g saturated fat (the equivalent of two jumbo steak burritos at Chipotle)
14. Applebee’s Grilled Shrimp Pesto Alfredo Fettuccine
1790 calories
15. Applebee’s Spinach and Artichoke Dip appetizer
1590 calories
16. On the Border Dos XX® Fish Tacos w/ Creamy Red Chile Sauce
2350 calories
152 g fat
( 2 to 3 times the suggested maximum daily dose of fat)
17. On the Border Grande Taco Salad with Taco Beef and Smoked Chipotle Vinaigrette Dressing 
1,680 calories
121 g fat
(chosen by Men’s Health as the Worst Salad in America in 2008)
18. On the Border Big Beef Burrito
1,600 calories
110 g fat
19. Outback Steakhouse Bloomin’ Onion appetizer
1560 calories
20. Outback Steakhouse Aussie Cheese Fries appetizer
2140 calories
21. Outback Steakhouse Baby Back Ribs (full rack)
2580 calories
22. Baja Fresh Breaded Fish Quesadilla
1400 calories
23. Baja Fresh Shrimp Bean & Cheese Burrito
950 calories
34 g fat
(Enchilada Style: 1580 calories, 74 g fat)
24. Baja Fresh Charbroiled Steak Tostada Salad
1230 calories
63 g fat
25. PF Chang’s Chicken Chopped Salad with Ginger Dressing
940 calories
68 g fat
26. PF Chang’s Crispy Honey Shrimp
2110 calories
70 g fat
27. PF Chang’s Lo Mein Combo
1968 calories
24 g fat
28. Olive Garden Create Your Own Pizza appetizer (cheese and sauce only)
930 calories
28 g fat
29. Olive Garden Pork Milanese 
1510 calories
87 g fat
30. Olive Garden Tour of Italy pasta
1450 calories
74 g fat


Shona~ LALA dex press said...

And that's just one meal of the day.

Deanna said...

Oh. My. Gosh.

Cherie said...

Shona, not just one meal - it's ust the entree!

Cherie said...

Deanna, the numbers are staggering, aren't they?