Skip to comments.Top 10 Terrible Side Dishes (healthy food guy again)
Posted on 07/05/2011 7:09:26 PM PDT by DemforBush
Side dishes exist to make entreés look more appealing. Picture a skinless baked chicken breast sitting alone on a plate. Boring, right? Now bring in its favorite wingmana big scoop of barbecue baked beans, cornbread stuffing, or roasted red potatoes. Suddenly, that chicken dinner becomes a perfect meal.
But heres the problem: Often, your wingman completely overdoes it...
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Seriously, if you're hankering for this:
Are you really going to be satisfied with a "Side Salad w/ Fat-Free Italian" ?
That's why I love my wing-man!
Just leave Arby’s mozzarella sticks out of this. LOL!!
#10: WORST HEALTHY SIDE
Boston Market Sweet Potato Casserole
16 g fat (4.5 g saturated)
270 mg sodium
Worst side, some control freak telling me what I should eat.
So you are saying you would actually eat something on this list? Really?
No fella. My intent was to display disdain for the food police. Give me hot wings with a good dose of Blue Cheese dressing.
At the beach, I snacked on pretzels. I don't usually eat pretzels but they were so good I ate the entire bag, throwing just a few to the seagulls. Turns out there were 8 servings @ 120 calories each. So even if I tossed the seagulls a full two servings, that is still another 720 calories down my gullet. Toss in a few beers (disguised in Gatorade bottles) and add another 600 calories.
For lunch, we had fried dough and pizza. Add at least another 1,500 calories right there. Did some more swimming at the beach and on the way home, we stopped at one of the famous New England clam shacks and we ordered fried seafood platters @ $28.50 each. Now I hardly eat fried food but at the beach, decided to splurge. Now these platters are stacked with a layer of fries, onion rings, fried lobster tail, fried shrimp, fried scallops, fried haddock and a whole heap of fried clams. There were at least 3,000 calories and I ate the whole thing. And I ate half of somebody else's plate because they couldn't finish theirs and so add another 1,500 calories.
Total for the day: Just around 10,000 calories. I don't think I had ever eaten that much food in one day in my entire life and I quickly came to regret it.
I felt so bloated that I couldn't eat until the next evening and it was almost three days before I could eat anything near to normal again. I won't even mention the constipation...
I still can't believe that I ate that much food and just typing about it is bringing back the heartburn...
Well, I have no intention of being anyone’s food police. Enjoy your grease and saturated fat. LOL!
I have eaten the Arbys cheese sticks, small size (4). the large size has (IIRC) 10 or 12 sticks. It is not a side for one person it is for someone who is either planning on making that his meal or for three-four people to split. The potato cakes, while tasty, just don’t cut it when you want the cheese sticks.
...and know that in return I absolutely respect your right to eat whatever you want to.
Let's not be mistaken, hot wings are not the staple of my diet.
Couldn’t imagine eating fried food. I don’t know how much someone would have to offer me to eat an item on this list. :)
Enjoy the boiled taro roots. :)
It’s just information, and being informed is never a bad thing. If the guy was calling for such foods to be banned, I would agree with you. However, he’s merely providing his readers with the information to make informed choices. That hardly rises to the level of food police.
Okay Melas, that's why I come here. I am wary of such things that evolve into something else.
However, hes merely providing his readers with the information to make informed choices. That hardly rises to the level of food police.
I tried the chili cheese fries from DQ. After about an 1/8 of it I was underwhelmed. Soggy fries don’t hold much appeal for me. The chili and cheese were okay. Probably consumed about 200 calories.
My 14 year old son just had a couple of them and declared them ‘meh’. The onion rings were great though, but very rich. One or two does it for me. The kid could eat about five, then we were done.
I’ve got nothing against fried foods. I love shrimp tempura but who’s going to eat that way everyday? That’s what I find wrong with the premise of this article.
And seriously, after looking at the guy’s photo, does he really have a ‘wingman’. Thinking about THAT gives me heartburn. :) Poor women (or men) he encounters. “He’s a super guy. He’ll teach you how to eat very healthily.” Bad pick-up line if I ever heard one.
Meat and vegetables, olives, nuts and eggs (mostly egg-whites) some fruit. No carbohydrates - flour, grains, bread, pasta or fructose - fruit juice.
What would Fred Flintstone eat? So far, so good.