Recent Comments

Eat this, Not that: Popeye’s chicken

| November 06, 2010

Popeye'sThe Louisiana Kitchen is renowned for its spicy chicken batter and crispy, deep-fried entrees. It also throws in a biscuit and sides – usually mashed potatoes or red beans and rice – with a lunch or dinner plate. But to build a healthier meal, you have to start with the main course, and avoiding the spicy fried chicken is a good place to start.

Eat this: Naked Chicken Strips

Not that: Spicy Chicken Breast

Calories and Fat: The Naked Strips are just that – fried pieces of chicken without the batter. Per three strips, they have 220 calories and 10g of total fat. The spicy chicken breast has 360 calories and 20g of total fat

Difference: Of the 20g of fat in the Spicy Chicken Breast, eight come from saturated fat and 0.5 are from trans fat. The Naked Strips were introduced during the peak of low-carbohydrate dieting fads, so the strips have only 2g of carbs, compared to the breast’s 8g. The breast also has more than twice as much cholesterol as the strips, 170mg to 80mg.

So, save a few calories, some carbs and some fat by switching to the Naked Strips from the traditional spicy fried chicken.

More About:

Torque It Up – 1850 lb-ft Now Available In ISX15 400-475 HP Ratings

Notice: Overdrive is transitioning to a new comment platform due to technical problems with the former commenting system. The new commenting system is now live. We are currently in the process of moving all of the comments from the old system into the new system. We appreciate your patience in the meantime.
0 comments