Today, boys & girls, we’re covering a subject that I dearly love. There are a whole class of foods out there that I’ve dubbed “stealth junk”. It’s junk food masquerading and something healthy and nutritious. Stealth junk comes in many forms. Some times it’s a restaurant serving up crap that’s loaded with hidden calories and fat. Jason’s Deli is probably one of the worst offenders in this category and we’ll get to the nitty gritty in a moment. Another form of stealth junk are things like the Bumble Bar and we’ll be talking about a few of those next week. I’m upset because it passes itself off as healthy when it’s loaded with sugar and calories or fat and calories as the case may be. The marketing ploy is trick you into thinking that you’re eating lighter than you really are. And people wonder why so many Americans are overweight. It’s because we don’t read the label to see what it is that we’re consuming. We trust that the marketing people are telling us the truth.
First though, we’re taking on some of the so-called “healthy alternatives” and seeing how they stack up against McDonald’s. Today’s topic – Jason’s Deli
Now who here doesn’t think that Jason’s Deli is a healthier place to eat that the old American icon, the Golden Arches, McDonald’s. Guess what? You’re wrong. You’re actually better off at Mickey D’s.
Jason’s Chicken Pannini
Grams of Fat 47.5
McDonald’s Big Mac
Grams of Fat 29
Jason’s Pasta Salad
Calories 1071 (357 per 4 oz but they serve 12 oz)
Fat grams 37.5 (12 per 4 oz but again, they serve it in 12 oz cups)
McDonalds French Fries
Fat grams 30
Jason’s Oatmeal Cookie (Just one little cookie right??? WRONG!!!!)
Fat grams 7
McDonald’s Fried Apple Pie
Fat Grams 12
Although if you get the McDonald’s Oatmeal Cookie
It’s 150 Calories and 6 grams of fat.