No matter how hard you try to make healthy food choices, there are times you may cave in to the call of junk food. Perhaps you need a change from your ordinary menu, find yourself craving youthful delights, or simply find yourself in a rush. Many nutritionists agree that allowing yourself occasional treats may help you stick to a healthy eating plan. Nutritious foods are always the best choice. However, here are some fun pairs to ponder if you find yourself craving a sinful snack.
9. Big Mac or Whopper
If you’re deciding between a Big Mac and a Whopper, you might as well go with your taste preference. The Whopper is slightly more caloric, coming in at 660 calories. It contains 40 grams of fat, 49 grams of carbohydrates, 28 grams of protein, and 980 mg of sodium. Meanwhile, the Big Mac contains 540 calories. This sandwich, with its two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions on a sesame seed bun, contains 28 grams of fat. It also has 45 grams of carbohydrates, 25 grams of protein, and 950 mg of sodium.
8. Potato Chips or Tortilla Chips
When you have a hankering for something salty and crunchy, you may reach for a bag of chips. When comparing Lay’s Original Potato Chips side-by-side with Tostito’s Original Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips, there is no clear winner. A one-ounce serving of either chip will provide between 140-160 calories. Quantities of fat and carbs are similar. The potato chips are slightly higher in sodium content, with 170 mg versus 115 mg for tortilla chips. Tortilla chips may have a slight advantage if you use them as a means to consume a veggie-packed pico de gallo or guacamole.