WORST CRUNCHY SNACK
Gardetto's Special Request Roasted Garlic Rye Chips (1/2 cup, 30 g)
160 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated, 2.5 g trans), 40 mg sodium
Each single serving exceeds the amount of trans fat deemed safe to consume daily by the American Heart Association. Fat equivalent: 3 strips of bacon
Pillsbury Big Deluxe Classics White Chunk Macadamia Nut (dough; 1 cookie, 38 g)
180 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated, 2 g trans), 13 g sugars
This cookie has one load of dangerous oils mixed into the flour and another blended with sugar and interspersed throughout the dough as "white confectionery chunks."
Fat equivalent: 5 "fun" size 3 Musketeers bars
Stonyfield Farm Whole Milk Chocolate Underground (6 oz.)
220 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated), 36 g sugars
Stonyfield is notorious for being a little too generous with the sugar, but the nearly 3 tablespoons in their Chocolate Underground is bad even by their supersweet standards. Not even Ben & Jerry's makes a flavor of ice cream with this much sugar. Sugar equivalent: 4 Cherry Popsicles
Twix (1 package, 2 oz.)
280 calories, 27 g sugars, 14 g fat (11 g saturated)
With more than half the USDA's daily consumption recommendation for these dangerous fats in each package, this is one hazardous after-lunch snack.
Saturated fat equivalent: 11 strips of bacon
Eggo Original Syrup (1/4 c)
240 calories, 40 g sugars
Excluding water, the first three ingredients are all different forms of sugar. If you want real syrup, make sure it's 100 percent maple.
Sugar equivalent: Two Häagen-Dazs Vanilla & Almond ice cream bars
WORST ICE CREAM
Häagen-Dazs Chocolate Peanut Butter (1/2 c)
360 calories, 24 g sugars, 24 g fat (11 g saturated)
Fat equivalent: 1 McDonald's Double Cheeseburger
AriZona Kiwi Strawberry (23.5 oz. can)
353 calories, 0 g fat, 82 g sugars
Only 5 percent of this can is any sort of real-fruit derivative. The remaining 95 percent is a blend of water and high-fructose corn syrup.
Sugar equivalent: 4 Original Fudgsicle Bars
WORST "HEALTHY" PANTRY ITEM
Pop-Tarts Whole Grain Brown Sugar Cinnamon (2 pastries)
400 caloriesm 14 g fat (4 g saturated)m 5 g fiber, 28 g sugars
There's also a lot of vegetable oil and seven types of sugar stuffed inside.
Sugar equivalent: 1 Snickers bar
WORST FROZEN "HEALTHY" ENTRÉE
Healthy Choice Complete Selections Sweet & Sour Chicken (340 g)
430 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated), 600 mg sodium, 29 g sugars
Sugar equivalent: 2 scoops Breyers Reese's Peanut Butter Cup ice cream
Quaker 100% Natural Granola, Oats, Honey & Raisins (1 c)
420 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated), 6 g fiber, 30 g sugars
Granola, for all its good reputation, is usually weighed down by a deluge of added sugars. In fact, for the same amount of sugar, you could have a bowl of Cocoa Pebbles more than twice the size—and you'd get more fiber and save about 60 calories in fat.
Calorie equivalent: 8 chicken wings
WORST PACKAGED PASTA
Pasta Roni Fettuccine Alfredo (1 c prepared with 2 percent milk and margarine)
450 calories, 25 g fat (7 g saturated, 3.5 g trans), 1,140 mg sodium
This side has a meal's worth of calories, and if you try to turn it into a meal in itself, expect to top 1,000 calories.
Sodium equivalent: 4 medium orders of McDonald's French fries
WORST BAKED GOOD
Otis Spunkmeyer Banana Nut Muffins (1 muffin, 114 g)
460 calories, 22 g fat (3 g saturated), 2 g fiber, 32 g sugars
Muffins are very rarely healthy. Case in point: The first ingredient in this muffin is sugar. The result is metabolic mayhem: Blood sugar climbs, pancreas goes into overdrive, and the body begins storing sugar as fat. Shortly after, you'll feel sluggish and crave more sugar.
Sugar equivalent: 3 1/2 Rice Krispies Treats
WORST FROZEN TREAT
Toll House Ice Cream Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich (1 sandwich)
520 calories, 23 g fat (9 g saturated), 44 g sugars
Half a day's calories in one snack.
Calorie equivalent: Two slices of hand-tossed pepperoni pizza from Pizza Hut
WORST INDIVIDUAL SNACK
Hostess Chocolate Pudding Pie (1 pie)
520 calories, 45 g sugars, 24 g fat (14 g saturated, 1.5 g trans)
Saturated fat equivalent: 2 McDonald's Quarter Pounders
WORST PACKAGED LUNCH
Oscar Mayer Maxed Out Turkey & Cheddar Cracker Combo Lunchables (1 package)
680 calories, 61 g sugars, 22 g fat (9 g saturated, 1 g trans), 1,440 mg sodium
Super high sodium.
Calorie equivalent: 15 Chicken McNuggets
Bertolli Grilled Chicken Alfredo & Fettuccine Complete Skillet Meal for Two (1/2 package, 340 g) 710 calories, 1,370 mg sodium, 42 g fat (22 g saturated)
More than the entire day's maximum of saturated fat in one meal.
Saturated fat equivalent: 22 strips of bacon
WORST FROZEN BREAKFAST
Jimmy Dean Pancake and Sausage Links Breakfast Bowls
710 calories, 890 mg sodium, 31 g fat (11 g saturated)
As if the calories, fat, and refined carbohydrates weren't bad enough, Jimmy D tops the whole thing with two Hershey's bars' worth of sugar.
Calorie equivalent: 6 bowls of Froot Loops
WORST FROZEN PIZZA
DiGiorno for One Garlic Bread Crust Supreme Pizza
850 calories, 1,450 mg sodium, 44 g fat (15 g saturated, 3.5 g trans)
60 percent of your day's sodium, 75 percent of your day's saturated fat, and nearly twice the amount of trans fats you should take in daily.
Calorie equivalent: 6 slices Domino's Thin'N Crispy Cheese Pizza
WORST FROZEN ENTRÉE
Hungry-Man Classic Fried Chicken
1,020 calories, 1,570 mg sodium, 57 g fat (12 g saturated)
A day's worth of sodium in one meal.
Calorie equivalent: 5 Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnuts
WORST PACKAGED FOOD IN AMERICA
Marie Callender's Creamy Parmesan Chicken Pot Pie
1,060 calories, 1,440 mg sodium, 64 g fat (24 g saturated)
Honestly, when have you ever split a potpie?
Sodium equivalent: 8 small bags of potato chips, Fat equivalent: 23 strips of bacon, Calorie equivalent: 7 Taco Bell Fresco Beef Tacos
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