More Summer Stinkers

July 28, 2008 at 2:22 am Leave a comment

I thought we’d covered the worst of the worst summer fun foods earlier this month when I shared a list of Summer Stinkers, carnival foods that are best avoided.  Turns out, there’s more to be avoided at your favorite theme park this year.  MSN has come out with the Best & Worst Theme Park Foods.  The turkey leg is the most shocking to me.  Turkey is supposed to be good for you!  Super Duper Scary Yikes!! 


  • Pizza – seven-inch round cheese pie contains 667 calories, 24 grams of fat and 1085 milligrams of sodium
  • Chili Cheese Fries – 745 calories and 45 grams of fat
  • Nachos – 861 calories, 59 grams of fat, and 1811 milligrams of sodium
  • Turkey Leg – just one leg adds up to 1136 calories and an incredible 54 grams of fat

Best (remember, it’s all relative)

  • Kabobs – chicken kabob has about 150 calories and 1.5 grams of fat; one with beef weighs in at 220 calories and 9 grams of fat
  • Cotton Candy – 171 calories and zero grams of fat
  • Corn on the Cob – just 201 calories and 1 gram of fat

Your best bet for eating healthy on an outing like this is, of course, to bring your own food.  Normally, I’m all about bringing my own food when I travel, go off-roading or even take in a movie.  But, to me, part of the fun of going to a carnival is enjoying at least one of the once-every-summer treats they offer.  For the most part, as bad as these foods are, if you plan your calories accordingly, you can enjoy them guilt-free.  I say do your homework, eat carefully that day, dig in and enjoy yourself!

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