Monday, July 27, 2009

Eat This, Not That!

Okay, sorry for the delay in the answer.

The winner?!

Chic fil a, of course! The only A grade. 8 piece nuggets with Barbecue sauce is the winner at 305 calories and 13 grams of fat. They beat out any other chicken nuggets on the market.

Wendy's and Subway received the only A- grades.

The restaurants receiving an F grade include: IHOP, Olive garden, Outback, Red Lobster, T,G,I Friday's.

Just for your information:

The worst Kid's meal in America: Chili's Pepper Pals Country-Fried Chicken Crispers with ranch dressing and fries ( 1110 calories, 82 g fat)

Worst side dish for kids: Bob Evans Smiley Face Potatoes (535 calories, 31g fat)

Having the facts makes me rethink how I want to feed my kids on the road.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Eat this, Not that!

Have you seen this book? I actually meant to pick up the adult version, but instead purchased the kids' addition. Wow! This book is packed full of informative tidbits and bright pictures that my kids can't stop looking at.

It covers all of the major restaurants by giving each a letter grade for nutrition as well as the best and worst items on the menu. There are some real surprises in there.

Also, there is a section on prepackaged kid foods. I'm not a huge fan of prepackaged foods, but sometimes they are unavoidable.

I saw the kids referring to it in the van on a recent road trip when we were picking a fast food place. If we're going to spend our money on overpriced food, than we might as well make it as healthy as possible.

Guess which restaurant was the only one that received an "A". Go ahead, guess.