Welcome to the Thursday food "nooooo." That's "nooooo" as in "no way", "no they didn't", or "no one in their right mind would buy that."
Today’s “nooooo” is brought to us from Men’s Health. If you recall, there was big media hype last year over the Eat This, Not That! list of the Worst Foods in America. It seems that 10 of those 20 foods on that list have been taken off menus.
So Men’s Health came up with a 20 Worst Foods in America, 2009 list. Twenty different dishes on America’s restaurant menus that are out to kill us.
Last year’s worst kids’ food, Macaroni Grill’s Double Macaroni 'n' Cheese, has been replaced this year with
Chili’s Pepper Pals Country-Fried Chicken Crispers with Ranch Dressing and Homestyle Fries1,110 calories 82 g fat (15 g saturated)
1,980 mg sodium
56 g carbohydrates
Most kids, if given the choice, would live on chicken fingers for the duration of their adolescent lives. If those chicken fingers happened to come from Chili’s, it might be a pretty short life. A moderately active 8-year-old boy should eat around 1,600 calories a day. This single meal plows through 75 percent of that allotment. So unless he plans to eat carrots and celery sticks for the rest of the day (and we know he doesn’t), find a healthier chicken alternative.
Take a look at this year’s list, and when you go to one of America’s fine chain eating establishments, just say “nooooo” to their worst foods.