Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Dinnertime ...

It's hot here today. October 4th and the mercury topped out at 87 degrees with a heat index of 93.

No weather for cooking, that's for sure. Still, I wanted something healthy. (McCartney and the jacket, you know.)

So I took the easy way out and went to McDonald's for a California Cobb salad with grilled chicken and low-fat balsamic vinaigrette and a side salad with low-fat balsamic vinaigrette.

And the perky voice on the speaker asked, "Would you like to add a medium fry for a dollar?"

"No, thanks," I said, pulling forward, wondering if there are actually people who order healthy salads and then alternate forkfuls of lettuce with fistfuls of fries.

2 Comments:

Blogger Jeff Hunter said...

wondering if there are actually people who order healthy salads and then alternate forkfuls of lettuce with fistfuls of fries.
Sure. Go to Wendy's and you have a choice of sides; fries, garden salad, ceasar salad, and some other stuff. They justify the fast food glutteny by offering "healthy" alternatives.

Even better, the "diet" soda. I was in McDonalds the other day (I'll admit it, I'm addicted) with a rather large guy in front of me.

"I'll have the number 4 (double quarter pounder with cheese) and make it large."

The cashier asks in broken english, "Coke?"

"Uh, better make it a diet coke."

Please. You're already getting 2400 calories, do you think 300 more in a coke is going to kill you?

8:06 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Oh, fast-food joints have their place. It's all in what you order. The salad and dressing I get at McDonald's (which I eat at home, with a bottle of water) weighs in at a mere 230 calories. At Wendy's, get the grilled chicken sandwich and a side salad with low-fat honey mustard dressing (and don't use it all, because it's way too much for the little salad; the little salad would drown) with a Diet Coke and you're right around 400 calories. There's nothing like curing your taste for bad food than looking at the nutritional information. A KFC biscuit -- a lowly, unassuming biscuit -- has 13 grams of fat.

8:16 AM  

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