The Top 20 Worst Foods in America FOR CALORIES
20: Worst Fast-Food Chicken Meal – Chicken Selects Premium Breast
Strips from McDonald’s (5 pieces) with cream ranch sauce. 830
Calories, 55 grams fat (4.5 trans fat), 48 carbs. Add a large fries
and regular soda and this seemingly innocuous chicken meal tops out
at 1,710 calories.
19: Worst drink – Jamba Juice Chocolate Moo’d Power Smoothie (30 fl
oz). 900 calories, 10 g fat, 183 carbs, 166 g sugar… Jamba Juice
calls it a smoothie, MSNBC calls it a milk shake. The beverage
contains as much sugar as 8 pints of Ben & Jerry’s butter pecan ice cream.
18: Worst supermarket meal – Pepperidge Farm Roasted Chicken Pot Pie
(whole pie). 1,020 calories, 64 g fat, 86 g carbs. Label may say this
pie serves two, but, who ever divided a small pot pie in half? Once
you crack the crust, there will be no stopping.
17: Worst ‘healthy’ burger – Ruby Tuesday Bella Turkey Burger. 1,145
calories, 71 g fat, 56 g carbs.
16: Worst Mexican entree – Chipotle Mexican Grill Chicken Burrito.
1,179 calories, 47 g fat, 125 g carbs, 2,656 mg sodium.
15: Worst kids’ meal – Macaroni Grill Double Macaroni ‘n’ Cheese.
1,210 calories, 62 g fat, 3,450 mg sodium. It’s like feeding your kid
1 1/2 boxes of Kraft mac ‘n’ cheese.
14: Worst sandwich – Quiznos Classic Italian (large). 1,528 calories,
92 g fat, 4,604 mg sodium, 110 g carbs. A large homemade sandwich
would more likely provided about 500 calories.
13: Worst salad – On the Border Grande Taco Salad with Taco Beef.
1,450 calories, 102 g fat, 78 g carbs, 2,410 mg sodium. This isn’t an
anomaly: Five different On the Border salads on the menu contain more
than 1, 100 calories each.
12: Worst burger – Carl’s Jr. (Hardee’s on East Coast) Double Six
Dollar Burger. 1,520 calories! , 111g fat. Carl’s Jr. brags it’s home
to this enormous sandwich, but the restaurant chain also provides
convenient nutrition info on its Web site — so ignorance is no
excuse for eating it.
11: Worst steak – Lonestar 20 oz T-bone. 1,540 calories, 124g fat.
Add a baked potato and Lonestar’s Signature Lettuce Wedge, and this
is a 2,700 calorie blowout.
10: Worst breakfast – Bob Evans Caramel Banana Pecan Cream Stacked
and Stuffed hotcakes. 1,540 calories, 77 g fat (9 g trans fat), 198 g
carbs, 109 g sugar. Five Egg McMuffins yield the same caloric cost as
this stack of sugar-stuffed flapjacks, which is truly a heavy
breakfast, weighing in at a hefty pound and a half.
9: Worst dessert – Chili’s Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie with Vanilla
Ice Cream. 1,600 calories, 78 g fat, 215 g carbs. Would you eat a Big
Mac for dessert? How about three? That’s the calorie equivalent of
this decadent dish. Clearly, Chili’s customers get their money’s worth.
8: Worst Chinese entree – P. F. Chang’s Pork Lo Mein. 1,820 calories,
127 g fat,! 95 g carbs. The fat content in this dish alone provides
more than 1,100 calories. And you’d have to eat almost five servings
of pasta to match the number of carbs it contains. Now, do you really
need five servings of pasta?
7: Worst chicken entree – Chili’s Honey Chipotle Crispers with
Chipotle Sauce. 2,040 calories, 99 g fat, 240 g carbs. “Crispers”
refers to an extra thick layer of bread crumbs that soak up oil and
adds unnecessary calories and carbs to these glorified chicken strips.
6: Worst fish entree – On the Border Dos XX Fish Tacos with Rice and
Beans. 2,100 calories, 130 g fat, 169 g carbs, 4,700 mg sodium.