Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hold Em or Fold Em….Just Don’t Double Down

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Anybody seen this new menu item from KFC? It’s basically a bacon and cheese sandwich but with fried chicken breasts instead of bread (also available in a grilled version). I know, great for all the low carb diets out there. What do you think? Is it a culinary train wreck or will it become one of your new guilty pleasures (only in extreme moderation – I hope).  Nutritional information below...





Sandwich                                             Calories       Fat (g)          Sodium (mg)

KFC Original Recipe Double Down       540              32                 1380

KFC Grilled Double Down                      460               23                1430

Monday, April 5, 2010

Dine Smart During Public Health Week

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April 5-11 is National Public Health Week - - what are you doing to celebrate?

You could start walking during your lunch break at work, or find out your numbers like cholesterol and blood pressure, or make it a point to start eating healthier. Today we’d like to offer some tips on how to eat healthier when dining out.

Studies show that Americans typically underestimate their daily caloric content by almost 25% because they are not paying attention to portions and serving sizes. The easiest way to determine a serving size is to read the Nutrition Fact or menu label. If you do this every time you dine you will know if you are eating the right amount of food.

Here are some tips when dining at a restaurant:


CHOOSING A RESTAURANT
Get tips on choosing a restaurant with healthier options.
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TALKING WITH YOUR SERVER
Turn your waiter into an ally in your quest to order a healthy, nutritious and tasty dish when you dine out. These questions can help you get started.
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DECIPHERING THE MENU
I spy … something healthy! Learn the meanings behind common words found on menus so you can order nutritious dishes.
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ORDERING YOUR MEAL
How you order your dish cooked can have as much of an impact on its nutritional value as the dish itself.
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EATING FAST FOOD
Fast food can be heart-healthy if you know what to look for. Follow these tips to get healthier meals on the go.
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TIPS BY CUISINE
Indian, Italian, Chinese? What's your favorite fare? Check out some great eating tips based on differnt types of cuisines.
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Tell us - - what are you doing this week for National Public Health Week?

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