Archive for the ‘Nutrition Facts’ Category

Burger King Unveils New Toasted Ciabatta Bun Made with Whole Grains

June 23, 2010
Burger King Tendergrill Chicken Sandwich

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Burger King on Monday debuted its newest menu offering, a revamped Tendergrill Chicken Sandwich — now served on toasted ciabatta bread made with whole wheat flour.


California Restaurants Face Fines for Using Trans Fat

December 29, 2009

0 Grams Trans Fat

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A law banning California restaurants from using trans fat in their dishes takes effect on January 1, 2010.

According to an article in The Fresno Bee, California Assembly Bill 97 bans cooking with any oils, margarines, or shortenings that contain more than half a gram of trans fat per serving.  Existing, routine restaurant inspections by county-level public health departments will now account for the new trans fat guidelines.


Men’s Health Puts Together Five Cheap and Healthy Lunches

December 18, 2009
Eat This, Not That!

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As part of their Eat This, Not That! feature, the editors at Men’s Health have compiled five lunches they claim are the best way to enjoy a fast food lunch that is both healthy and cheap.

Using an article from the print edition published earlier in the year, the magazine’s website suggests a combination of a side order, main entrée, and drink from five different quick-serve eateries in the United States, as well as lists an alternative lunch that’s comparably cheap, but drastically higher in either calories, grams of fat, or sodium.

The cheapest lunch suggested can be found at Taco Bell for $2.10.  Probably not surprisingly, the meal lowest in calories can be bought at Subway — a footlong, Oven Roasted Chicken Sandwich with yogurt and water totalling 405 calories.

All five meals can be found after the jump.