How do you feel about cooking? According to new research, only about 10 percent of people actually love it. If you’re anything like the majority, you’ve probably ordered takeout or dined out one too many times this year. But have you stopped to think about the outrageous items on the menu before placing your order?
Unfortunately for us health-conscious folks, 2017 was filled with highly caloric and health-harming new menu items. If you’re planning to order dinner via Seamless or at a restaurant tonight, check out which new menu additions you should definitely avoid at your favorite restaurants. And while you’re at it, steer clear of The #1 Worst Menu Option at 41 Popular Restaurants.
Uno Pizzeria & Grill Little Italy
With almost 2,000 calories and 131 grams of fat, there’s nothing little about Uno’s new Little Italy deep dish. This pie is stuffed with meatballs, mushrooms, marinara, and three types of cheeses, which drives up the calorie and saturated fat count—more than double the amount of saturated fat you should have in a day.
IHOP Toffee Apple Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast
What happens when the pancake house combines two ultimate cheat meals into one diet disaster? None other than the cheesecake-stuffed french toast. Although there are three flavors of this belly-busting breakfast, the toffee apple flavor topped the worst list. With almost a day’s worth of saturated fat and a whopping 67 grams of sugar, it’s a definite no-no.
Red Lobster Shrimp Linguini Alfredo
Leave it to Red Lobster to turn protein-packed seafood into a fat-laden dish. (Hey, this one’s even got FDA-banned trans fats!) Trust us, the bed of creamy alfredo linguini won’t do wonders for your waistline.
Chipotle Carnitas Burrito with Queso
We love Chipotle for its fresh ingredients and customizability, but if you stuff your burrito with carnitas, brown rice, black beans, fajita veggies, roasted chili corn salsa, guac, and the new queso sauce, you’re looking at a pretty disastrous lunch.
Bob Evans Parmesan Grilled Chicken
Bob Evans revamped the classic chicken parm by using grilled chicken instead of fried—sounds promising, right? One look at that nutrition panel proves otherwise.
McAlister’s Deli Garlic Herb Roast Beef Sandwich
Black Angus Roast Beef sandwiched between a 9-grain roll with cheddar, herb mayo, tomatoes, and spring mix lettuce sounds like a slimming and satiating lunch, right? Wrong! No one should ingest 1,170 milligrams of sodium in one sitting.
Quiznos Gyro Sub
Quiznos’ Greek favorite, made with meat sliced off traditional spit rotisseries, is best left in 2017. If you’re craving a tzatziki-spiked gyro, go for Quiznos’ lower calorie flatbread option.
Burger King Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
With eight grams of saturated fat and 1,340 milligrams of sodium, you’re better off cooking your own chicken parm at home.
Huddle House Prime Rib Tips Dinner
Sure, this dinner isn’t too high in calories and packed with protein, but within the prime rib lurks 1.5 grams of artery-clogging trans fats.
TGI Fridays Mac & Cheese Burger
Since when do burgers have more sugar than protein? This monstrous ‘wich is drenched in spicy mayo and beer cheese sauce and topped off with crispy mac and cheese and smoked bacon, which justifies its absurd fat content.