Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Top 10 Worst Restaurant Foods

After a bad week at work, all of us enjoy going out for dinner at restaurant. Some foods at restaurant are loaded with fat, calories & salt, which create trouble for people who are trying for weight loss or caring about their risk for heart disease, obesity and diabetes. As per study published in the American Journal of Public Health in 2006, unhealthy restaurant foods have about 642 calories. You can enjoy food at your favorite restaurant by ordering right foods & condiments as well as stay on your diet track as many restaurants are providing low calorie foods for the health-conscious people. Before going out for dinner, you must check the official website of the restaurant for nutritional information of all the meals available in the restaurant. This will help you to decide foods (fit in your healthy eating goals) to order, before. Here are provided the list of top 10 worst restaurant foods.
Top 10 Worst Restaurant Foods

Top 10 Worst Restaurant Foods

1. Bob Evans’ Stuffed Caramel Banana Pecan Pancakes

Stuffed caramel banana pecan pancakes of Bob Evans are made with honey-roasted pecans, pancake batter and fresh banana slices as well as covered with warm caramel sauce. They are severed by garnishing with powdered sugar and whipped topping of vanilla pudding & cream cheese. These pancakes contain 77 g fat (26 g saturated, 9 g trans fat), 1543 calories, 2259 mg sodium and 109 g sugars. The sugar content in these pancakes is equal to 7 Twinkies, the Calories equal to 8 Dunkin’ Donuts glazed doughnuts while sodium content is like McDonald’s French fries’ 6 ½ large order. The trans fat amount of is 4 ½ times of your daily trans fat limit.

2. Marie Callender’s Creamy Parmesan Chicken Pot Pie

Creamy Parmesan Chicken Pot Pie is prepared from tender vegetables like broccoli, carrots & red peppers; juicy white-meat chicken; real parmesan cream sauce and signature golden, flaky crust of Marie. It includes 1,060 calories, 64 g fat (24 g saturated) and 1,440 mg sodium. The sodium amount is equivalent of 8 small bags of potato chips, calorie is equivalent of 7 Taco Bell Fresco Beef Tacos while fat is equal to 23 strips of bacon. You can consume Marie Callender's Oven Baked Chicken rather than this. Marie Callender's Oven Baked Chicken contains 320 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated) and 990 mg sodium.

3. Blimpie Veggie Supreme 12″

Veggie not always means healthy. This Blimpie veggie supreme 12″ sandwich not only contains vegetables, but also includes 3 different types of cheese and it is drenched in oil. There are 1,106 calories, 2,831 mg sodium, 56 g fat (33 g saturated fat) and 96 g carbohydrate in this sandwich. You must eat Blimpie Veggie Max 6" (without oil) rather than Blimpie Veggie Supreme 12″. Blimpie Veggie Max 6" contains 392 calories, 1272 mg sodium and 6 g fat (4 g saturated).

4. Dairy Queen 6-Piece Chicken Strip Basket

The basket includes 6 pieces of deep-fried white meat (whole tenderloin) chicken strips, crispy french fries, Texas Toast and dipping sauce / a side of gravy. It contains 1,270 calories, which means nearly 70% of your daily calories, 2,910 mg sodium and 67 g fat (11 g saturated fat). Rather than Dairy Queen 6-Piece Chicken Strip Basket go for Dairy Queen Original Cheeseburger and Side Salad (with Fat Free Italian Dressing) as it includes 440 calories, 1,300 mg sodium and 18 g fat (9 g saturated, 0.5 g trans).

5. T.G.I. Friday’s Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad

This Chicken Salad sounds healthy as it contains pecans, chicken and salad, but in reality it is a huge plate of fried chicken and sugary-sweet balsamic vinaigrette. This salad is served on romaine lettuce and mixed greens, which are tossed in balsamic vinaigrette dressing along with celery, dried cranberries, sweetened pecans, mandarin oranges and crumbled bleu cheese. It has 1100 calories, 71g fat (16 g saturated fat), 84 g carbohydrates and 1650 mg sodium. You can try Cobb salad or House salad with Bacon, which contain 590 and 280 calories respectively.

6. P.F. Chang’s Tam’s Noodles

P.F. Chang’s Tam’s Noodles are unique gnocchi-like noodle, which is stir-fried in a subtle abalone sauce along with chili peppers, sliced beef and shrimp. It contains 1,678 calories and 93 g fat (17 g saturated fat). The amount of fat in P.F. Chang’s Tam’s Noodles is equivalent to 42 Krispy Kreme Glazed Doughnut Holes fat content. Consume Ginger Chicken and Broccoli rather than these noodles. Ginger Chicken and Broccoli has 660 calories, 45 g carbohydrates and 26 g fat (3.5 g saturated fat).

7. Uno Chicago Grill Pizza Skins (full order)

Uno Chicago Grill Pizza Skins is made up of deep-dish pizza crust, creamy mozzarella, red bliss mashed potatoes and bacon bits as well as topped with cheddar bacon and sour cream. They have 2,400 calories, 3,600 mg sodium and 155 g fat (50 g saturated). Compared to this, Uno Chicago Grill’s Avocado Egg Rolls with Cashew Sauce is better option as it contains 600 calories, 780 mg sodium and 22 g fat (3 g saturated).

8. Uno Chicago Grill Chicago Classic Deep Dish Pizza

Eating this Chicago Classic deep dish pizza is equal to consuming 18 slices of Domino's Crunchy Thin Crust cheese pizza. It is prepared with chunky tomato sauce, grated Romano crumbled sausage and mozzarella. This deep dish pizza contains 2,310 calories, 4,470 mg sodium, 162 g fat and 123 g carbohydrates. 162 g fat means 228 % of your daily fat allowance while 4,470 mg sodium is 167 % of your daily sodium intake. Rather than this deep dish pizza, consume Cheese and Tomato Flatbread Pizza.

9. Quizno’s Tuna Melt Sandwich (large)

This sandwich contains the highest amount of calorie and fat among all the sandwiches of Quizno. It is made up of cheddar, mayonnaise, tuna salad, lettuce and tomatoes and served with Artisan breads: whole grain flatbread, rosemary parmesan, wheat, white, or chipotle jack as per your choice. More fat is added by cheese, mayonnaise and tuna. Quizno’s tuna melt sandwich is loaded with 2,090 calories, 2,190 mg sodium and 175 g fat (31 g saturated fat, 2.5 g trans fats). The caloric value of this sandwich is equal to a whole bag of Chewy Chips Ahoy Cookies. Eat 2 Roadhouse Steak Sammies and Baked Lays instead of tuna melt sandwich.

10. Romano’s Macaroni Grill Spaghetti and Meatballs with Meat Sauce

Many people love this delicious dish. It has 2,430 calories, 207 g carbs, 128 g fat and 5,290 mg sodium. From 2,430 calories, 1035 calories come from fat. This dish satisfies the calorie requirements for the whole day. Meat Sauce is made with beef, chicken, pork and other meats. Instead of this dish, you must try macaroni grill spaghetti and meatballs with regular tomato sauce.


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