I’ll have a Grilled Cheese Burger Melt with a side of heart attack, please!
I ended up choosing option #1 and having lunch at 10:30 am. Even though I felt a bit suspect for eating lunch so early, I was glad I did! By 12:30 pm, my stomach was grumbling again. I joke that this baby is going to weigh 25 pounds, but then I wonder: should a pregnant woman ever joke about such a thing? Yikes!
My lunch was, of course, a salad. This time, topped with some Mexican Baked Tofu. What a versatile dish! It was great on the salad. I didn’t even use dressing!
- Baby spinach – 25 cents
- 6 slices of cucumber – 25 cents
- 1/2 avocado – 38 cents
- 1/2 tomato – 50 cents
- 1 yummy slab of Mexican Baked Tofu – $1.15
Grand total – $2.53
Cheaper than a store bought salad!
Of course for dessert, I had four squares of dark chocolate. Estimated cost? 40 cents.
Click on the link and see the picture! You will be in for a shock.
This is basically a hamburger sandwiched between TWO GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES. That’s four slices of bread fried with two slices of cheese along with a hamburger patty and all the fixings. It clocks in at 1,500 calories and almost 100 grams of fat! The article compares it to KFC’s “double down” (also unavailable in Canada), which is basically a meat sandwich sandwiched in meat.
What is up with these chains creating these horrifically unhealthy meals, meals that are often paired with french fries to boot? I think they do it for the “gimmick factor” to get people talking. I know my beloved husband was eager to try the double down! But does it verge on immoral to offer such unhealthy foods? A dietitian or anyone who’s read even a couple of books about nutrition knows how deadly unhealthy eating can be. Is this like a cigarette company offering a new cigarette with double the carcinogens? Is this a sign of our exorbitant, wasteful culture? I’m sure the debate could go on for a while. I just feel sorry for all the poor, innocent arteries out there.
Friendly? I don’t think so! 😉