appetizers that are not good for the heart

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appetizers that are not good for the heart
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Tue, 06-21-2011 - 1:05pm

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Registered: 10-22-2001
Thu, 06-23-2011 - 3:31pm

Thanks Rhonda, some are my favourites to!

I am trying really hard to figure what is good and what is bad.

This was awesome!

Lorie

Nightangel
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Registered: 10-06-2010
Mon, 06-27-2011 - 8:09am

I am not surprises with the list of the "worst".

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Registered: 03-09-2001
Tue, 06-28-2011 - 12:40pm

You know, when they do this "obesity war" storyline, we have to use our commonsense... Shaking my head. How often do people really either eat out and order appetizers, or prepare them and party/entertain with them at home? Not often, right? So if it's even once a month, a few times a year, just at holiday time and no other time, why guilt trip oneself and make oneself miserable with every bite? :| Just enjoy and move on, I say. :P

Just this past weekend we went out to Black Angus restaurant to celebrate DH's BD. :) Now, I choose a varied menu with my sides and the meat, but I don't begrudge myself some steak or butter on my potato (I don't get the "loaded" baked potato, just butter I put on myself), or to have a Caesar Salad. Or even a cocktail if I want it. Heck, we even ordered the deep fried zucchini appetizer, horror of horrors, LOL! Because there were four of us, I only had two slices of the zucchini, so no big deal. I didn't even eat any of their yummy bread. ;) The thing is, I don't eat that much steak at home, only small servings, and grilled. I don't put butter on baked potatoes at home, either. I use NF Ranch dressing. And if I want a Caesar Salad at home, I use LF Caesar dressing. Most of the time I use NF dressings on salads we have at home. I eat my chicken skinless. Etc. So, why take away our enjoyment about eating out for a special meal? :( I actually resented seeing now included on the Black Angus menu, little calorie "scores" under each menu item. I am so sick of the "food fanatics" trying to force this information on us everywhere we turn. :smileymad: I often *look up* menu and nutritional information before going to the restaurant, if it's a new restaurant to me, and plan out what I'll order. But I don't want it jammed down my throat. We eat out so little, budget for it when it's an expensive place like Black Angus, you know? So, DUH! We don't eat like that 7 days a week, or even once a month. I was taught proper nutrition in high school and college, my doctor, I've read books and online. I don't need to be "preached at" every time I turn around, you know? :(

Okay, had my rant, ROFL! :smileyvery-happy:


Blessings,

Gypsy

)O(



Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Tue, 06-28-2011 - 9:51pm

I loved your "Rant" Gypsy...my ds feels exactly like you do...

He thinks the Food Police should be worrying more about what "THEY" are eating.

Nightangel
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Registered: 03-09-2001
Tue, 06-28-2011 - 11:43pm

"Food Police should be worrying more about what "THEY" are eating."

HA! I like the term,"Food Police," LOL! :D


Blessings,

Gypsy

)O(



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Registered: 10-06-2010
Fri, 07-01-2011 - 10:43am

I don't mind seeing the nutritional info on a menu.

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Fri, 07-01-2011 - 10:47am

I forgot to mention that now there is a law that restaurants have to provide the nutritional info for their menu items.

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Fri, 07-01-2011 - 5:54pm

...lol...;) My ds thinks some people are a little to over-zealous when it comes to what "others" are eating!

Nightangel
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Registered: 02-09-2002
Fri, 07-01-2011 - 10:56pm

Yesss and isn't it amazing how many calories are in things that you wouldn't think would be that much... Our waitress came to take our order 3 times, before I was ready to order because I was to busy comparing....LOL

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Sat, 07-02-2011 - 10:17am

I use FitDay to track my food, and sometimes I enter an item and am amazed at how many calories and fat grams are in that item!

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