Monday, April 30, 2012

Action 408 - Read The Fine Print.

By the time my husband and I got home from work today, we were both wiped out. Neither of us had any desire to cook, there was nothing in the kitchen, anyway, and we just wanted quick food and a lazy night. I was craving a chicken sandwich, so it was off to Wendy's.

As soon as I walked in, I saw there big posters announcing new Signature Sides. And the one that caught my eye (and my stomach!) was the Baked Sweet Potato. Yummola!



Action 408 - Read The Fine Print.

Sure, a baked potato is a healthy food. But see that little tan scoop in the photo? It's a one hundred twenty calorie glob of cinnamon sugar. It can turn a comparatively good meal choice into an exercise in... well... a need for more exercise.

I ate the potato. And I even added a bit of the butter. But it tasted more like cupcake frosting than butter and I tossed most of it out.

I try to make good food choices when I can, and tonight, the better choice was avoiding the calorie bomb and enjoying the delicious baked potato just as it was.