This morning an article on MSN.com caught my eyes.
It was called The 20 Worst Kids Foods In America.
I was shocked by the nutritional values of some kids meals …. There should be a law against this.
These poor kids have no way of knowing what they are putting into their bodies.
I bet if you explain to them what is in each meal lots of them would refuse to eat it.
Did you know that some restaurants actually serve a Grilled Cheese Sandwich with the same amount of fat as 25 strips of Bacon? That’s just wrong.
The worst part is that some of the meals actually sound kind of healthy.
We do eat at many different restaurants, but I do pay attention to what my children order. There are times that their choice is not the best, but that’s part of life.
When my older son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes we had to start counting carbs and calories for every meal he eats.
That was an eye opener for me (not that we were unhealthy eaters before).
I purchased a handy little pocket book called Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter available at Calorie King.
This little book not only contains nutritional values to every food imaginable, but it also includes nutritional values for 200 Fast Food Chains and Restaurants across U.S. and Canada. I highly recommend this book for every mom out there.
Anyway, after reading the article on MSN I decided that I must share it with all of you.
Top 20 Worst Kids Meals In America
1.Uno Chicago Grill Kids’ Kombo with French Fries
- 1,250 calories
- 79 g fat (11.5 g saturated)
- 2,850 mg sodium
2.P.F. Chang’s Crispy Honey Chicken on Brown Rice
- 1,210 calories
- 51 g fat (9 g saturated)
- 610 mg sodium
3.Burger King Kids’ Double Cheeseburger with Small Fries and Coke
- 1,100 calories
- 52 g fat (17.5 g saturated, 1.5 g trans)
- 1,870 mg sodium
4.Baskin-Robbins Small Snickers Shake
- 1,040 calories
- 50 g fat (26 g saturated, 1 g trans)
- 112 g sugars
5.Denny’s Little Dipper Sampler with Honey Mustard Dressing Dipping Sauce and Deep Space French Fries
- 1,030 calories
- 61 g fat (15 g saturated)
- 1,590 mg sodium
6.Chili’s Pepper Pals Little Chicken Crispers with Ranch and Homestyle Fries
- 1,010 calories
- 75 g fat (13 g saturated)
- 1,780 mg sodium
7.Uno Chicago Grill Kid’s Deep Dish Pepperoni Pizza
- 980 calories
- 70 g fat (20 g saturated)
- 1,860 mg sodium
8.On the Border Kids Bean and Cheese Nachos
- 980 calories
- 57 g fat (29 g saturated)
- 1,850 mg sodium
9.Romano’s Macaroni Grill Fettuccine Alfredo
- 890 calories
- 67 g fat (38 g saturated)
- 1,480 mg sodium
10.Boston Market’s Kids’ Meat Loaf with Sweet Potato Casserole and Cornbread
- 890 calories
- 46.5 g fat (17.5 g saturated)
- 131 g carbohydrates
- 1,500 mg sodium
11.Ruby Tuesday Kids Turkey Minis & Fries
- 873 calories
- 46 g fat
- 88 g carbohydrates
12.Uno Chicago Grill Kid’s Sundae
- 860 calories
- 38 g fat (20 g saturated)
- 94 g sugars
13.Oscar Mayer Maxed Out Turkey & Cheddar Cracker Combo Lunchables
- 680 calories
- 22 g fat (9 g saturated)
- 61 g sugars
- 1,440 mg sodium
14.Au Bon Pain Kids’ Grilled Cheese
- 670 calories
- 41 g fat (25 g saturated)
- 1,060 mg sodium
15.Auntie Anne’s Pepperoni Pretzel Pocket
- 650 calories
- 27 g fat (12 g saturated)
- 1,120 mg sodium
- 11 g sugars
16.Atlanta Bread Company Peanut Butter & Jelly
- 550 calories
- 15 g fat (3.5 g saturated)
- 690 mg sodium
- 34 g sugars
17.Bob Evans Smiley Face Potatoes
- 524 calories
- 31 g fat (6 g saturated)
- 646 mg sodium
18.SunnyD Smooth Style (16 ounces)
- 260 calories
- 60 g sugars
19.Austin Cheese Crackers with Cheddar Jack Cheese (1 package)
- 210 calories
- 10 g fat (2 g saturated, 4 g trans)
- 370 mg sodium
20.Cap’n Crunch Cereal (1 cup)
- 146 calories
- 2 g fat (1 g saturated)
- 16 g sugars
- 1 g fiber
That is an eye-opener isn’t it?
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