7. Ice Cream or Chocolate Cake
In a comparison between Breyers Chocolate Ice Cream and Entenmann’s Chocolate Fudge Cake, ice cream comes out the winner. A one-half cup serving of the ice cream contains 140 calories, 7 grams of fat, 16 grams of sugar, and 20 mg of cholesterol. In comparison, one serving of chocolate cake boasts 250 calories, 10 grams of fat, 28 grams of sugar, and 30 mg of cholesterol. Of course, it is important to watch portion sizes when indulging in dessert. A one-half cup serving of ice cream may look pitifully small in your ice cream bowl.
6. Fast Food Strawberry Smoothie or Strawberry Shake
No doubt about it, if you are craving some cold, creamy, strawberry goodness, the treat to grab is a smoothie rather than a milkshake. When comparing a small McDonald’s Strawberry Banana Smoothie to the same size Strawberry Shake, the smoothie comes out on top. The strawberry banana smoothie contains 190 calories, 0.5 gram of fat, 40 mg of sodium, 39 grams of sugar, and 5 mg of cholesterol. Meanwhile, the strawberry shake delivers a whopping 500 calories, 15 grams of fat, 190 mg of sodium, 71 grams of sugar, and 60 mg of cholesterol.
5. Macaroni and Cheese or Pizza
When deciding between frozen mac and cheese or a frozen pizza, you may be surprised to find pizza may be the slightly less caloric option. Stouffer’s Macaroni & Cheese boasts 350 calories, 17 grams of fat, and 920 mg of sodium per cup. Meanwhile, Digiorno’s Four Cheese Rising Crust Pizza contains 290 calories, 10 grams of fat, and 670 mg of sodium per slice. Of course, an even healthier option would be a homemade pizza on a whole wheat crust. You can top this healthy treat with a variety of fresh veggies and sliced tomatoes instead of tomato sauce.