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dtshen
01-26-2006, 03:17 AM
ok so i know that they're pretty unhealthy,

what about them is the worst for me though?

michelina signature grilled chicken bbq

calories 290 cal from fat 50
total fat 6 g
sat fat 2.5 g
cholestrol 55mg
sodium 870mg
carb 39g
fiber 3g
sugar 19g
protein 21g

TheGimp
01-26-2006, 03:50 AM
Where's the trans fat info? That would certainly be something to look out for.

HILL
01-26-2006, 03:53 AM
Nothing really. its just as fas as im aware they use allot of ****e in them so the are preserved for ages

ShockBoxer
01-26-2006, 07:37 AM
Sodium is as high as your average fast food burger or sub.

Paul Stagg
01-26-2006, 08:19 AM
TV dinners there's nothin' else to eat
TV dinners they really can't be beat
I like 'em frozen but you understand
I throw 'em in and wave 'em and I'm a brand new man.

TV dinners they're goin' to my head
TV dinners my skin is turnin' red
Twenty year old turkey in a thirty year old tin
I can't wait until tomorrow.... and thaw one out again.

TV dinners I'm feelin' kinda rough
TV dinners this one's kinda tough
I like the enchiladas and the teriaki too
I even like the chicken if.... the sauce is not too blue.

Wild Cat McCane
01-26-2006, 08:24 AM
Until I heard Built recommend chicken soup, I had a tv dinner for my post work out meal.

But yeah, most think they aren't that great because of high sodium. But I kinda liked that after a work out.

Canadian Crippler
01-26-2006, 08:25 AM
19g of sugar in "grilled bbq chicken". Does that sound right?

ArchAngel777
01-26-2006, 08:29 AM
19g of sugar in "grilled bbq chicken". Does that sound right?

Depends on the sauce and how much.

On a side note, I think those TV-Dinners are dinky and nasty... I havn't had one in ages. Soup is better... As far sodium, I don't worry too much since I never exceed 1g most days anyway. So getting another 400mg through a random TV dinner isn't much. Keep in mind, you can go up to about 2g of sodium a day and be well within the recomended limits.

getfit
01-26-2006, 08:34 AM
TV dinners there's nothin' else to eat
TV dinners they really can't be beat
I like 'em frozen but you understand
I throw 'em in and wave 'em and I'm a brand new man.

TV dinners they're goin' to my head
TV dinners my skin is turnin' red
Twenty year old turkey in a thirty year old tin
I can't wait until tomorrow.... and thaw one out again.

TV dinners I'm feelin' kinda rough
TV dinners this one's kinda tough
I like the enchiladas and the teriaki too
I even like the chicken if.... the sauce is not too blue.
nice one Paul :D

ddegroff
01-26-2006, 09:58 AM
When I'm cutting I eat a healthy choice at night or when I need a full meal. I don't usually eat other tv dinners though.

Mik
01-26-2006, 10:40 AM
TV dinners there's nothin' else to eat
TV dinners they really can't be beat
I like 'em frozen but you understand
I throw 'em in and wave 'em and I'm a brand new man.

TV dinners they're goin' to my head
TV dinners my skin is turnin' red
Twenty year old turkey in a thirty year old tin
I can't wait until tomorrow.... and thaw one out again.

TV dinners I'm feelin' kinda rough
TV dinners this one's kinda tough
I like the enchiladas and the teriaki too
I even like the chicken if.... the sauce is not too blue.

Someone likes ZZ Top.

Paul Stagg
01-26-2006, 10:44 AM
Yes.

I'm bad, I'm Nationwide, and all of my pants have a velcro fly.

Mik
01-26-2006, 10:45 AM
Yes.

All of my pants have a velcro fly.


And you wear cheap sunglasses I suppose?

Paul Stagg
01-26-2006, 10:46 AM
Yes.

ericg
01-26-2006, 11:03 AM
Paul is one Sharp Dressed Man

Manveet
01-26-2006, 11:09 AM
19g of sugar in "grilled bbq chicken". Does that sound right?

BBQ sauce has brown sugar in it sometimes

ArchAngel777
01-26-2006, 11:17 AM
BBQ sauce has brown sugar in it sometimes

Nearly all condiments have either sugar or fat. Ketchup, Honey Mustard, BBQ Sauce, A1 Steak Sauce, etc... 19g of sugar is 76 calories, which is about right. Nothing seems abnormal there for a few servings sizes of condiments.

Vapour Trails
01-26-2006, 03:43 PM
Mainly the salt and the fact they just don't taste as good as the real thing.

For awhile a canadian company was making some really good frozen dinners, that were high in protein and fibre but low in total cals and salt, etc. They were expensive because of this and ended up being discontinued. When it comes to food, people often choose price over quality.