Sunday, June 16, 2013
I've made the decision to never eat at IHOP again (unless for absolutely positively celebratory-and-i'm-starving moments). I mean, I looked closely at the nutrition info today to figure out where to eat tomorrow in between all the stuff I need and almost had a retroactive heart attack. On several occasions the past few months I'd had (when I realized I hadn't eaten all day) the Roasted Red Pepper and Spinach Griller Sandwich with the little bit of fries on the side. I can eat a full one of those when I haven't eaten anything at all.
Well, I'm steering clear of that place now, because I finally found the comparison sheet of nutrition info (instead of going piecemeal on finding stuff), and just was aghast at the list. not so much the calorie content, which is what I usually focused on and is always in the slightly higher side, but the fat was unbelieveable. it was more than 100 grams of fat! I'm thinking of the ingredients and am just in sheer disbelief at the idea. I'm gonna have to find a way to make a poor man's version at home, I guess--which'll probably save me a ton in the long run. oh man.
It pretty much clinched the notion of me being a dennys customer from now on. I've seen the stats they've put up (and they've gotten better at putting new menu stats up quicker when it comes out), and they're far more reasonable (and the price isn't so bad, either). I mean, my fave thing to get at dennys is the ultimate skillet, and that's about half the calories and 1/3 the fat of that sandwich (and I also like that I get extra napkins and if the skillet looks like its pretty wet, I just push the food aside and soak up the excess. doesn't happen often, but I make sure to check--depends on the cook, you know). but its amazing that something I thought could be more fattening generally wasn't. then again, the skillet's largely veggies with a little sausage cut up in it and eggs on it. I love the tomato, spinach, bell pepper, onion, and roasted potatoes on that skillet.
Well, that clinched my decision. now if only I could get good stats from my fave seafood restaurant to make me steer clear of their pan-fried shrimp and those rolls they fresh bake...mmm...
One step at a time--just so glad I found that page today so as not to worry. I just love going to a sit-down place to drink coffee and get some work done. I'll be sticking to denny's from now on.