Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Low-Cal Winner Dairy Queen Banana Split Blizzard (small)

DQ wins this round. Their small Banana Split Blizzard contains 460 calories, 14 grams of fat, and 9 grams of saturated fat. Compared to Cold Stone's treat, these two aren't even in the same ballpark. "At the Cocoa Banana Cabana" packs 660 calories, 29.5 grams of fat (46% of your daily value) and over 100% of your daily limit for saturated fat (20 grams). This treat will have you going bananas...but not in a good way. Remember, saturated fat should make up no more than 10% of your calories, so if you eat less than 2,000 calories daily, you'll want even less than the standard 20-25 grams. A few other DQ treats that are a little more diet-friendly include novelties such as the DQ Sandwich (200 calories), Starkiss (80 calories), a small chocolate cone (240 calories), and DQ's Fudge Bar (50 calories).

It's Sunday...Domino's Pepperoni Feast (Crunchy Thin Crust, 1 slice from 12-inch)-VS-
Domino's Deluxe Feast (Crunchy Thin Crust, 1 slice from 12-inch)
Who doesn't love pizza? Each person in America eats an average of 46 slices (23 pounds) of pizza per year! (Source: Packaged Facts, New York.) Our most popular topping is pepperoni, of course--an ingredient in both of these options from Domino's. Thin crust pizzas usually contain fewer calories and fat grams than hand-tossed or deep dish pizzas, as is the case here. Their Pepperoni Feast isn't called a "feast" for nothing, with all its extra layers of pepperoni and cheese. While the Deluxe Feast includes pepperoni as well, it's also topped with Italian sausage, green peppers, mushrooms and onions. So which is lower in calories and fat--extra pepperoni, or pepperoni with sausage?

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