Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tastier than McD's

but really not that much healthier!

I told Doug today, "Let's eat in for lunch, I want something better than take out." So I made Turkey-Bacon Guac Sandwiches with a side of Cara-Cara Oranges. It looks good, tasted delish, but once I got to thinking about the ingredients I realized it probably wasn't much healthier than McD's!

4 Deli Thin Slices of Turkey 115 calories
2 slices bacon 284 calories
Tablespoon Cream Cheese 75 calories
Tablespoon Guacamole 108 calories
Monterey Jack Cheese 106 calories
2 Slices Wheat Bread 140 calories
1/2 an Orange 30 calories

Total for the meal= 858 calories

My usual Micky D order: Quarter Pounder with Cheese & Lg Fries (that I share with a kiddo usually) is 1010 calories.

This is just an FYI post to my thighs...


Jennifer said...

However, nutrition-wise, your creation is definitely better for you!!!

Lovin Mama said...

Just remember all calories are not created equal. I think your recipe wins when it comes to nutrition.

SunflowerMom said...

I agree, it has to be better than drive thru food. I was just shoked to see how much it all added up to. Maybe I can secretly switch to turkey bacon, ha ha ha!