St. Patrick's Day is almost here and it's time to bring out that one green shirt that's way too ugly to wear any other day of the year. While you're doing that, McDonald's is also digging out one of their old green favorites, the Shamrock Shake. This peppermint-flavored, bright green milkshake makes an annual appearance for St Patty's day, much to the delight of its many fans. But what's in a Shamrock Shake? And how is it so green that it looks like it might just glow in the dark? Let's take a look!Read More →
Everyone loves Oprah's favorite things, and in 2015, Oprah found a new favorite: Weight Watchers. Last fall, America's favorite media mogul purchased a 10% share of the point-based diet plan company and went to work helping them improve their product. In the last few weeks, we've seen the fruits of those labors in the form of a new ad campaign starring Oprah herself, and a complete overhaul of Weight Watcher's point system. The old point system, dubbed PointsPlus, was just replaced with a brand new system called SmartPoints.Read More →
Everyday, millions of people find themselves in line at their favorite burrito or Asian restaurant, faced with a decision of colossal importance: white or brown rice? Ok, maybe it isn't THAT big of a decision, but in a world where we're all trying to eat a little healthier, choosing the right option for your rice can make a difference.Read More →
If you're looking for a way to make your meal from Subway a bit healthier, you might be tempted to swap out the traditional bread for Subway's flatbread. It's thinner, so it's less bread... that's gotta mean it's healthier, right? That certainly seems logical, but Chipotle's calorie-filled tortilla taught us that thin doesn't always mean healthy.Read More →
Next time you find yourself at Chipotle, think twice before ordering that burrito. You might not realize it, but that thin, flour tortilla actually packs a HUGE caloric punch. To illustrate just how many calories there are in a Chipotle tortilla, here's a list of fast food menu items that actually have fewer calories:Read More →
How many times a year are you eating fast food? For the average American, the answer to that question is a whopping 159 times! If those meals consist of a burger and fries, you'd be eating 7,000 grams of fat a year just from fast food! That's so much fat, that it would fill up eleven 20 oz soda bottles!Read More →
Imagine you're an executive at a fast food restaurant chain and you've got a dilemma. Customers are looking for delicious, healthy food with high quality ingredients, but your boss wants you to keep costs down. How can you satisfy both your customers AND your boss?Read More →
The average American eats fast food 159 times a year. That's 3 times a week! Those who choose a burger, fries and cola for those meals are racking up over 190,000 calories a year. That's as many calories as you would burn running from New York City to Denver, Colorado!Read More →
If you're looking to get the most food per dollar, it's pretty hard to beat Wendy's 4 for $4 deal. For less than a fiver, Wendy's will serve you up a Junior Bacon Cheeseburger, 4 chicken nuggets, small fries and a small drink. That's a great deal for you wallet! But what about for your body? Let's look at the nutrition facts and find out!Read More →
Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, the celebration of Mexico's victory at the Battle of Puebla! But if you love food, it's also a celebration of Mexico's fantastic cuisine. Before you get any ideas in your head about going to Taco Bell or Taco Johns for a greasy Cinco de Mayo meal, consider cooking something better at home. Our pals at Under 500 Calories have picked out a whole bunch of low-calorie, authentic Mexican recipes to help you celebrate.
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Making your fiesta meal at home can be fun, healthier, and it's bound to be more authentic than the tex-mex food from a fast food restaurant.