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Things aren't always what they seem.  Check out these food imposters for proof!

 

GLAZED & CONFUSED

Seemingly healthy veggies can quickly turn evil when some so-called chef drowns them in butter & brown sugar, or tops them with oily breadcrumbs.  Carrots are often the victims of such culinary crimes so be careful while eating them at restaurants.  Some glazes can add up to 200 calories to your tiny little side dish!  It's also a good idea to steer clear of veggie casseroles.  For example, Boston Market's Squash Casserole packs in 330 calories and 24 grams of fat per serving.  Gross!

A FIG-MENT OF YOUR IMAGINATION

Think cookies made from figs HAVE to be good for you because they're made with fruit? Ummm, nope!  Fig Newtons  have the same number of calories as the average packaged cookie (approximately 55-60).  And don't be fooled by the fat free versions either.  The nutritionals for those are practically the same.

NOT SO SMOOTH

When you decide to go for a "light, diet-friendly lunch" and you grab a Jamba Juice or large fruit smoothie, you need to know what you're getting yourself into.  These blended catastrophes often contain between 600 - 900 calories and are loaded with sugar and carbs!  That's more calories than a full foot-long Turkey sandwich from Subway!  If you're gonna have a drink made in a blender, make sure you check the nutritionals first.

NO CAN DO

Even fruit canned it its own juice is something you need to look out for. Take pineapple chunks for example.  One  cup has 140 calories and 30 grams of sugar.  Compare that to fresh pineapple (which has 38 calories per cup) and you'll quickly learn that you can have three and a half cups for the same amount of calories.  We'll take the three and a half cups, please!


CHEW ON THIS:
Do you ever order carrot cake and pretend it's healthy?  Don't try that one at The Cheesecake Factory.  Each piece packs in 1560 calories and 84 grams of fat! Yikes!

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