Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Mama Mia that's a Fattening Pasta!!!!

I tend to not eat pasta in restaurants because I eat so much of it at home. It's a good thing, because although pasta when made right can be a healthy, low cal, energizing meal, in the wrong hands its a caloric disaster.

For example, if you were to partake in an order of the Cheesecake Factory's Bistro Shrimp Pasta, you'd probably be adding a good half pound or so to your waistline. That's because this dish packs a whopping 2,819 calories in one serving!!!

And, don't let the word "healthy" fool you when the sauce is garlic-infused cream. The Olive Garden's Garden Herb Chicken con Broccoli has 960 calories, leaving you with not much wiggle room, calorically, for the rest of the day.

And, don't think you're doing yourself any favors by ordering a kids' portion. The Cheesecake Factory's Kids' Pasta with Alfredo Sauce has 1,803 calories (I'd hate to see how many calories are in the Adult version).

Read about other pasta dishes you may want to avoid here: http://health.yahoo.com/experts/eatthis/50083/7-unhealthiest-pasta-dishes-in-america/

So, the moral of the story here is to know before you order.

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