Monday, June 21, 2010
Might have learned my lesson about fast food. We went to Chili's yesterday after a long day of walking hilly trails and playing at the park. We'd skipped lunch and were very hungry. But I went for a chicken taco salad instead of a burger and fries.
What I considered:
Mushroom Swiss Burger with fries 1460 cal 84 g fat 116 g carbs 59 g protien
What I ordered:
Grilled BBQ Chicken Salad 1060 cal 63 g fat 50 carbs 76 protein
So I got more protein and fewer carbs and calories (plus some good veggies). I liked that it had a good tastiness to it with several different flavors.
I considered getting chicken fajitas, but couldn't decide if that would have been a good choice or not. So here's the data.
Chicken fajitas 360 cal 12 g fat 23 g carbs 43 g prot
but wait, that doesn't include the tortillas (which I usually use a second helping of)
380 cal 10 g fat 62 g carbs 10 g prot
or the condiments (sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo)
230 cal 19 g fat 7 g carbs 10 g prot
So the way that I would normally eat fajitas, it would have come out as:
1350 cal 51 g fat 154 g carbs 73 g prot.
It looks like fajitas would be slightly better than the burger on the fat front, but worse than a burger for carbs (thanks to the second set of tortillas). Glad I had the salad.
And since I didn't have lunch and walked for a couple hours, it was a pretty good day.