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Decadent Dishes: The Lesser of Evils
by Staff
Sometimes you just have to give in to cravings. But even when you're about to eat something that's not so healthy, you can still make educated decisions about calories and fat. Can you pick which food will do the least damage to your diet?

Craving something cold and rich? Which of these small beverages has the fewest calories?

  • Starbucks' mocha Frappuccino blended coffee
  • Wendy's original chocolate Frosty
  • Chik-Fil-A's chocolate milkshake

The bar has light beer, red wine and whiskey sours. Pick the beverage with the most calories.

  • light beer
  • red wine
  • whiskey sour

After a night out, you come home hungry. Which snack should you reach for if you are calorie counting?

  • potato chips
  • pretzels
  • tortilla chips

True or false: One glazed doughnut from Dunkin' Donuts has more fat than one blueberry muffin from the same chain.

  • true
  • false
  • It depends: The blueberry muffin has more trans fat than the doughnut.

A pizza craving strikes, and you have three delivery options: Pizza Hut, Domino's Pizza and Papa John's. Which slice has the smallest amount of calories and cholesterol?

  • Pizza Hut
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Papa John's

True or false: The average piece of chocolate cake has more calories and fat than a small order of Arby's curly fries.

  • true
  • false
  • Not necessarily: The chocolate cake has more fat but fewer calories than the fries.

Which of these children's meal favorites has the most protein per serving?

  • Tyson chicken nuggets, five pieces
  • Ball Park Franks hotdog without the bun
  • Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, single serving

True or false: Mashed potatoes (half a cup) contain less carbohydrates and calories than bread stuffing.

  • true
  • false
  • It depends: Mashed potatoes actually have more carbohydrates than bread stuffing.

Going Extra Crispy at KFC will add how many calories to your chicken breast?

  • 75
  • 120
  • 299

Which of these chocolate desserts is the worst choice if you are calorie counting?

  • chocolate cake
  • chocolate ice cream
  • chocolate mousse