|Life is tough for the health-conscious breakfast-sausage- lover. Those sizzling, savory patties, oozing with whats gotta be the most flavorful grease in the universe, can test the willpower of even the staunchest vegetarian. But how many arteries and waistlines can handle the 250 calories and 24 grams of fat (eight of them saturated) in, for example, two Jimmy Dean Regular Pork Sausage patties?|
If you find yourself getting weak in the knees at the thought of a good pan-fried sausage, take heart. The same folks who brought you those remarkably meat-like Boca Burgers have done it again. Close your eyes and youll swear that Boca Meatless Breakfast Patties are the real thingsame consistency, same flavor, yet half the calories and none of the sat fat. Eat two patties and youll end up with 160 calories, eight grams of good-for-your-heart unsaturated fat, and a nice dose of soy protein to help lower your cholesterol.
Not to be outdone, Boca competitor Yves Veggie Cuisine, known for its smashing, bring-on-the-mustard-
and-sauerkraut meatless weiners, has come out with its own version. Yves Veggie Breakfast Patties numbers are even better than Bocas, and Yves is fortified with B-vitamins, zinc, and iron to match what youd get in meat.
Either way, you cant lose...anything but some LDL (bad) cholesterol and a few pounds, that is.
|Our line of deli-style sandwiches are loaded with everything youd expect from your favorite deli, and nothing youd expect from fast food, says Arbys of its new Market Fresh Sandwiches.|
Actually, the 780 calories, 40 grams of fat, 14 grams of saturated fat, and
1,690 milligrams of sodium in a Market Fresh Roast Beef & Swiss are exactly
what youd expect from fast food...bad fast food. Turns out those numbers
are worse for your heart and your blood pressure than a Quarter Pounder
plus a medium order of fries at McDonalds.
The Market Fresh Roast Ham & Swiss and Roast Chicken Caesar arent much
better. The only one worth a try: the Roast Turkey & Swiss...as long as
you get it Swiss-less.
The bottom line: The major-league slather of mayonnaise might come from a
market (as in super) and the generous serving of meat and extra-thick
slice of cheese might be fresh (as in not spoiled), but if you think
Market Fresh means healthy, turn the car around.
If you dont hit the brakes in time, try a Junior Roast Beef or Grilled
Chicken Deluxe Sandwich from the regular menu. The only thing less fresh
about them is the way theyre marketed.