Well, of course, the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Nutrition Action Healthletter came out not too long ago, and the news has to make a big deal about the WORST FOODS IN AMERICA
The eight winning dishes are loaded with bacon, fried eggs and pork belly, ice cream and peanut butter, and come stuffed, fried, and accompanied by more fried things.
Hmmm, I don’t know about you, but I see three things listed that are wonderful! For the most part, it’s the “accompanied by” that makes you sick and overweight. Here are two entrees I wouldn’t mind scarfing down (with a few modifications, of course).
1. Morton’s The Steakhouse Porterhouse Steak: A hunk of aged prime beef that weighs 24 ounces before cooking. With mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. 2,570 calories, 85 grams of sat fat, and 2,980 mg of sodium. (sub the mashed tots for a salad and ditch the creamed)
4. The Cheesecake Factory Farmhouse Cheeseburger: A burger topped with grilled smoked pork belly cheddar cheese, onions, lettuce, tomato, mayo and a fried egg. 1,530 calories, 36 grams of saturated fat and 3,210 mg of sodium. (toss the mayo and bun and this sounds friggin’ awesome!)
Of course in the photo, the burger comes with fries. And CPSI is focusing on calories and fat grams. Sure, they win there, those entrees are loaded with calories and fat, but that’s not the problem, is it?
The rest of the list, I get. Peanut Butter milkshake, pasta, cheesecake, fries, cheese melt. But don’t invite burgers and steaks to the party!