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T.G.I. Fridays Potato Skins

T.G.I. Friday's Potato Skins

Damage Control

Estimated damage in a typical 12-ounce (eight-skin) serving:

  • some 1,100 calories
  • 80 grams of fat, 40 of them saturated

And that's without sour cream.

The trick is that the boxes list tiny serving sizes, which means that the Nutrition Facts do not look so bad. Instead of the typical restaurant-sized 12-ounce serving of Potato Skins or Buffalo Wings, for example, the boxes list a three-ounce portion. Instead of the nine Mozzarella Sticks you get when you eat at many restaurants, the package gives numbers for one.

Too Much Saturated Fat

And the boxes assume that you will stop after two tablespoons of the Black Bean and Cheese or Spinach, Cheese and Artichoke Dips.

Moral:

Do not forget to multiply (the numbers). And do not forget to divide (the package into tiny portions).

Because even the modest three stuffed potato skins that are listed as a serving, for example, have 250 calories, 510 mg of sodium, and 17 grams of fat, seven of them saturated.

Saturated fat is guilty of helping the body produce more cholesterol than you need.

Disclosure: We have no affiliation with the manufacturer mentioned above.

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