When you eat out, do you choose your meal based on its nutritional content, or do you splurge?
The Center for Science in the Public Interest’s website recently put the spotlight on some of the more extreme options offered by national restaurant chains.
According to the 2013 "winners" list, the Deep Dish Macaroni & 3-Cheese at Uno Chicago Grill has four cups of pasta; Cheddar, Parmesan, and Romano cheeses; an Alfredo sauce made from heavy cream, cheese, rendered chicken fat, and butter; and a crushed Ritz Cracker topping.
"With a day's worth of calories (1,980), three-and-a-half days' worth of saturated fat (71 grams), and two days' worth of sodium (3,110 mg), eating this entrée is like eating a whole Family Size box of Stouffer's Macaroni & Cheese—with half a stick of butter melted on top," states the Xtreme Eating Awards release.
Read what other chains were including in this year's list in the pdf section of this article.