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Short on time…long on pizza

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

If you’re short on time but really craving some fast food pizza, start with a frozen plain cheese pizza. Then add baby spinach or arugula leaves, broccoli florets, sliced red bell peppers, onions and mushrooms, and another other veggie you adore.

You can get a crispier crust if you just slide the pizza onto your oven rack, sans the pizza stone. Serve with a delicious leafy green salad with more veg toppings and a yummy vinaigrette you make from scratch. Use just a tad – the veggies are already bursting with vibrant flavor.

Check out Nutrition Action Newsletter for more healthy pizza tips including restaurant pies.

Unfriendly New Deals in Fast Food

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Yours for only 1500+ calories and 97 grams of fat! All for just $5 at Friendly’s. What a bargain, right? 

It’s amazing that this almost doesn’t look unusual – we’ve become complacent in how we view food.  Bigger is better, fat is fabulous, filling is fantastic, fuller is even more …..barf, well, not so good but what’s full anymore?  With portions like this, how do we even know when to stop eating?

Denny’s offers a free Grand Slam breakfast once a year (see pic of how busy they are!). And now, they’re pleasuring us with all the fixin’s of a Grand Slam into a sandwich of potato bread grilled with a maple spice spread.  Yum!  Look for this deal called the Grand Slamwich.  It’s a steal at 1320 calories, 90 g fat and 42 g saturated fat – enough to clog your arteries for 3 days (provided you’re following a 7% saturated fat intake daily, based on 2000 calories).

I wonder about corporate social responsibility.  I wonder if the big food companies know anything about ethics and responsibility to provide healthy food options at a price many can afford.  I wonder what it would look like in the U.S. for these companies to embrace responsibility for the outcome of their offerings, for the impact their offerings have had on consumer’s health and well-being.  Hmmmmmm……….thoughts?

Is Your Boyfriend Making You Fat?

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Close-up of young couple sharing drink in fast food restaurant

Sometimes falling in love can make you as soft and goey on the outside as it does on the inside! These pages usually contain my own thoughts and words instead of simply linking to another page. But in truth, this story is as fun a read as the title. Click the link below and enjoy!