UNHAPPY DAYS

May 1997 — U.S. Edition

Within each category, the dishes that we analyzed for this report (they're in bold) are ranked from best to worst -- that is, from least to most artery-clogging fat (saturated plus trans) in the entree (not the full platter). Foods in italics are for comparison. (Note: Menus may have changed since the winter of 1997 — U.S. Edition, when the dishes were purchased).

Entrees & Platters Calories Total Fat (g) Artery-Clogging Fat (Saturated +Trans) Fat (g) Cholesterol (mg) Sodium (mg)

Chicken Stir-Fry with rice (3 cups)

700 23 7 15 2,330

Grilled Chicken Breast (6 oz.), baked potato w/ sour cream (1 Tbs.), and vegetable (1 cup)

640 14 5 150 820

Chicken Fajitas (2 cups) with tortillas (4)

840 24 5 140 1,530

Chicken Chow Mein with rice (5 cups)

1,005 32 10 205 2,450

Pot Roast (10 oz.)

370 16 7 115 570

+ vegetable (1 cup) and mashed potatoes with gravy (3/4 cup)

620 26 11 125 1,310
Sirloin Steak, trimmed (12 oz.) 390 15 8 165 470

Burger King French Fries (large)

470 22 6 7 12

Turkey (6 oz.) with Stuffing (1 cup) and gravy

500 19 9 149 2,190

+ mashed potatoes with gravy (3/4 cup), vegetable (1 cup) and cranberry sauce (1/3 cup)

880 30 13 155 2,960

Turkey Sandwich with mustard (9 oz.)

370 6 2 75 1,410

Boston Market Turkey (5 oz.) with Stuffing (3/4 cup) and gravy

510 15 3 100 2,330

Chicken Marsala (10 oz.) with spagetti (1 cups)

870 33 9 175 1,480

Turkey Club Sandwich (13 oz.)

740 34 10 105 1,840

Hamburger (7 oz.)

510 27 14 105 570

+ french fries (2 cups)

1,100 58 25 105 1,040

McDonald's Quarter Pounder (6 oz.)

2,020 97 26 22 48

McDonald's Big Mac (8 oz.)

530 28 10 80 880

Hamburger (10 oz.), dinner house (Applebee's, Chili's, etc.)

660 36 17 130 810

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich (6 inch)

680 35 17 100 1,330

+ french fries (2 cups)

1,270 66 29 100 1,790

Subway Steak & Cheese Sub (6 inch)

370 13 5 40 1,040

Chicken Pot Pie (13 oz.)

680 37 17 70 1,590

Chicken Salad Sandwich (10 oz.)

540 32 6 90 1,140

Banquet Chicken Pot Pie (7 oz.)

350 18 7 40 950

McDonald's Chicken McNuggets, 9 pieces (6 oz.)

430 26 8 90 770

Overstuffed Corned Beef Sandwich with mustard (13 oz.)

760 37 14 270 3,130

KFC Chicken Pot Pie (13 oz.)

770 42 23 70 2,160

Country Fried Steak (9 oz.)

650 37 17 70 1,590

+ vegetable (1 cup) and mashed potatoes with gravy (3/4 cup)

900 52 21 85 1,990

Sirloin Steak, untrimmed (12 oz.)

410 18 9 170 470

Chef Salad (5 cups) with dressing (1/2 cup)

930 71 18 70 2,510

Chicken Caesar Salad (4 cups) with dressing

660 46 11 130 1,490

Oriental Chicken Salad (5 cups) with dressing

750 49 12 110 1,140

Meatloaf (9 oz.)

570 38 19 180 1,510

+ vegetable (1 cup) and mashed potatoes with gravy (3/4 cup)

820 49 23 195 2,260

Boston Market Meat Loaf & Tomato Sauce (8 oz.)

370 18 8 120 1,170

Lasagne (2 cups)

960 53 21 215 2,060

Pork Chops (2), untrimmed (13 oz.)

600 37 15 180 1,030

Patty Melt (9 oz.)

770 50 25 124 1,130

+ french fries (2 cups)

1,350 81 37 130 1,600

McDonald's Quarter Pounder with Cheese (7 oz.)

530 30 13 95 1,200

Mushroom Cheeseburger (12 oz.), dinner house

900 57 28 150 1,070

Side Dishes & Desserts

Cranberry Sauce (1/3 cup)

125 0 0 0 20

Vegetable of the Day (1 cup)

60 3 1 3 150

Baked Potato with Sour Cream (1 Tbs.)

310 3 2 5 30

Mashed Potatoes with Gravy (3/4 cup)

190 8 3 10 600

Boston Market Homestyle Mashed Potatoes with Gravy (3/4 cup)

200 9 5 25 560

French Fries (2 cups)

590 31 12 5 460

Apple Pie (8 oz.)

540 28 13 5 440

McDonald's Baked Apple Pie (3 oz.)

260 13 4 0 200

Milk Shake, vanilla (13 oz.)

620 30 21 110 230

McDonald's Vanilla Shake, small (14 oz.)

340 5 4 25 270

Daily Limit (Daily Values -- DV): Fat -- 65 grams; Saturated Fat -- 20 grams; Cholesterol -- 300 miligrams; Sodium -- 2,400 milligrams.

Analyses done by Southern Testing & Research Laboratories, Inc., Wilson, North Carolina. The use of this information from this article is prohibited without written permission from CSPI.


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