Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

More than I bargained for!

So, thinking I would be money-smart and nutritionally-smart, I went to Arby's and redeemed a coupon I had. It was for a Free Roast Chicken Club Sandwich with the purchase of any size drink. Seeing as how a small soft drink was .99 cents--AND--nothing on this sandwhich is fried, I really thought I was getting a great BARGAIN.
Well---lunch for $1.16 is pretty cheap, I'll admit. But LOOK at what I consumed in JUST this single sandwich! AUGH!! (thankfully it was all I ate with my Diet Dr Pepper--I didn't get the combo as pictured above)
Arby's Roast Chicken Club (contains bun, roasted chicken breast, 2 slices bacon, lettuce, tomato, mystery sauce)
Calories: 500
Total Fat: 17
Carbohydrates: 46
Protien: 30
The only thing that was good was the 30 grams of protien! (well, and the sandwich itself was VERY yummy). Anyway, had I known this info beforehand, I would have NEVER eaten this. So here is your word of warning: LOOK UP THE NUTRITIONAL INFO BEFORE YOU GO! Or, at least ASK when you get there if they have a pamplet you can look at. Don't be fooled by words like "grilled" and "roasted" and "salad". Many times they are just disguing the ugly truth! Maybe your chicken isn't fried...but there are much healthier choices if you do your homework!

On The Flip Side:

I am LOVING this soup! It is Progresso Light Zesty Santa Fe Style Chicken. It tastes just like Chicken Tortilla Soup (but very brothy). The can claims to have 2 servings, but I can easily eat the whole can as my lunch.

Nutrition info as follows for ONE serving (so double the numbers if you eat the whole can)
Calories: 80
Total Fat: 1
Carbohydrate: 10
Protein: 6
1 Weight Watchers Point (if you're into that)
It is DELICIOUS! I crushed up 3 (yes, ONLY 3) tortilla chips on top and some fresh cilantro but you can eat it right from the can and it is fabulous! Everything about this soup is yummy!


Johnny said...

That is depressing! I definitely would have eaten that Arby's sandwich over and over thinking that I was eating healthier.

I may try that soup this week. Sounds good.

Michelle said...

That soup looks yummers! And 160 calories for the whole can isn't too shabby! As much as I hate to see summer go, I'm looking forward to the cool, crisp days of fall so I can make more soups, stews, and slowcooker meals!

And I won't say a single word about your Arby's meal because I used my free coupon for a new Angus burger at McD's this weekend and have been too chicken to look up the points ... lol

Kate said...

yes - I love Progresso Light Soups too! They were great when I was on WW. Super flavorful and filling.

Rene' said...

soup looks awesome!!!! I'll have to try it!

Dee said...

You know that eating with a coupon is kinda like not wasting food by throwing it away... and then what happens.. we wear that food!!!I have to change my thought pattern.. it is a better thing for me to skip the bargain, pay more and eat less fat and calories, and it is not wasteful for me to throw food in the garbage instead of wearing it. I gotta remember this!!!!