Now time for the shocker. An Old Timer Burger from Chili's: 1310 Calories, 60 grams of fat, 128 carbs, 10 grams of fiber, 3230 mg of sodium. You could literally have 4.3 McDonalds Cheeseburgers to get the same amount of calories as the Old Timer--FOUR CHEESEBURGERS!!! Ahhh!!
Click here for the chili's nutritional info!
Here is one sure to make you sad (it sure made me distraught): P.F. Chang's Honey Chicken. Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE THIS PLACE. But I am a foodie and can be too easily distracted by the wonder of this lovely Chinese Food. It is a special treat for me to go here...
They try to fool you on the website by showing that 1 seriving is a measly 477 calories. Not too bad you think. But there are actually THREE servings in one dish. That brings us to a grand total of 1,431 calories for just the chicken. This does not include rice, sauce, etc.
Even the yummy lettuce wraps are not so grand. How can lettuce be bad?? One lettuce wrap is 160 calories-great if you can limit yourself to just one (it comes with 4). Here is the trouble...the sauce. Just 2 ounces of sauce is 310 calories. Don't worry it is not the end of the world. Get the lettuce wraps or veggies lettuce wraps and avoid the sauce!! You will feel much better.
Click here for P.F. Chang's nutritional info.
So while searching through this yummy food I came across a few recipe swaps that might help you out if you are a foodie like me! This girl has a super cute blog about healthy eating. Here is her recipe for low cal lettuce wraps. Click here for her blog! Thanks She-Fit for coming up with such a great recipe!!
2 cups Boca Ground Crumbles lightly seasoned with salt and pepper
½ cup diced onions
1 cup diced celery
¾ teaspoon garlic powder
8 oz sliced water chestnuts-drained and coarse chopped
6 scallions sliced thin on the diagonal
¾ cup snow peas
½ cup diced mushrooms
½ cup shredded carrots
Handfull of toasted almonds
Roasted garlic teriyaki sauce and or Low Sodium Soy Sauce
½ head iceberg lettuce, cored, quartered, and peeled into individual leaves
* Heat a large skillet or wok with a generous amount of Cooking Spray
* Add Boca, onions, celery, and garlic powder. Cook till the onions are golden brown
* Mix in water chestnuts, snow peas, mushrooms, and carrots
* Add enough Garlic Teriyaki Sauce to coat Boca Ground Crumbles and Veggies to your liking
Hope you enjoy this recipe! I also like to swap the Boca and do ground turkey or grilled chicken. Play around with it and see what you like! Enough about healthy food for today. Halloween is around the corner! Happy Holidays!