Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Is it Low Fat? Is it Low Cal?

I don't know about you, but I have been fascinated with the information on the Vancouver Sun's Fatabase! 

Actually, the whole Rate Your Plate series is extremely interesting and informative.  If you haven't had a chance to look...go take a look - Vancouver Sun Fatabase.

If you are anything like me, you try to make good food choices and look for all the words that tell you right away that the meal is going to be calorific!  Words like "deep-fried" are pretty obvious, but anything that is in a cream base has several names.  So, go to the site and look up some of your favourite meals that you order out.  Some throw a few curve balls!

 Take Caesar Salad.  It's a salad...right???  Think again!  At some restaurants they take an inherently healthy food and slather it in a high fat dressing as well as throwing in some other high fat additions.   You might want them to hold the dressing and go with a basic vinaigrette to make it the healthy meal that it should be!

Forewarned is forearmed...as some famous person once said!

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