Dairy Queen’s frozen desserts are said to be legen-DAIRY! See what we did there? After all, if a place is called Dairy Queen, we would only hope that their dairy products are absolutely to die for. However, all of their menu items are high in calories, and their Blizzards are particularly bad for you.
One large order of DQ’s Brownie Blizzard comes with chewy brownie pieces blanketed in cocoa fudge, (who could resist?) but this all creeps up to a scary amount of 1,510 calories, with 45 grams of sugar, and over 70 grams of fat! Yeah, you should probably stay well clear of this place.
When it comes to frozen pizza, the ingredients list is the downfall of far too many sold in America, and the blame rests entirely on its egregious load of fat and preservatives. Apparently, we're all just suckers for fat and preservatives. Shall we say fat and preservatives again? Sure thing - fat and preservatives.
They also contain an abundance of other ingredients, like BHT, that are banned in Europe! As if that wasn't enough, there are also over 7o0 milligrams of sodium per serving! It might be best to start fresh and make your own dough. And you'll probably lose weight while you're kneading the dough, so there's that.
Chipotle's Grilled Chicken Salad
So, you've been thinking of having Chipotle for lunch, but you are trying to be healthy, so you decide to order a chicken salad. Well, it looks like you are going to have to think again. It's crazy, we can feel the weight leaving us as we lay eyes on this photo! And yet, it's not particularly healthy at all.
This salad sneaks up to 870 calories and 43g of fat. That's a lot for cut-up veggies. Tiptoeing suspiciously close to the same amount as that Chipotle burrito, it will make you wish you had ordered the actual burrito instead of that measly salad.
Panera's Mac & Cheese
When you eat at chain restaurants, like Panera Bread, selecting a healthy meal might not be as obvious as avoiding the deep-fried options. It all looks great, but you would probably be doing yourself a favor if you reconstructed the following dish at home. But what exactly are we looking at in this photo?
Mac n' cheese, a sandwich, some potato chips, and an iced tea. Even though this might seem better than most menu items, it still contains 1,050 calories, 31 grams of fat, 2,290 milligrams of sodium, and over half a day’s amount of carbs at 155 grams. This equates to about an entire day’s worth of sodium in just one meal.
Kellogg's Honey Smacks
Only in the land of tater tots and apple pie, has cereal gained such a bad rap due to its absurdly high content of sugar and refined grains. Cereal really isn't what it used to be and these "Honey Smacks" are here to prove that. Just look at those things. They look like they have been sitting in a pool of honey for a few millenia.
This variety of Kellogg's contains one of the most sugar-loaded boxes in the cereal aisle. What's more, it barely has any fiber to stabilize your blood sugar. We think the box might have more nutritional value than the actual cereal.