On Nutrition Action’s website, they have a list posted of the ten best and worst foods.
Some of the worst include a frozen pot pie, Dove ice cream, and a dessert from the Cheesecake Factory.
Best include sweet potatoes, salmon, grape tomatoes, and dark, leafy greens.
No real surprises on there, though some of the captions are interesting and entertaining. For example, if you eat one five-inch-high slice of “Chris’ Outrageous Chocolate Cake,” you take in 1,380 calories, 33 grams of saturated fat and 5 grams of trans fat—that’s like having two McDonald’s Quarter-Pounders and a large fries. For dessert. Fun stuff.
That’s an interesting comparison, and while I want to say that no one could ever finish a piece of cake that big, there are lots of people who just plow through that stuff. Still, it sounds like damn good cake—chocolate cake, brownie, chewy pecan filling, chocolate-chip cheesecake…
If you share with a friend (or three), you can still enjoy a little.
I wish restaurants would offer mini-desserts. People’s perception of portion sizes is so out of whack, it could help to have someone make it easy. There are plenty of ways to still make that profitable…