The greasy votes have been tabulated and the award for “Worst Meal in America” goes to: Long John Silver’s Big Catch!
Coming in at 1,320 calories, 19 grams of saturated fat, 3,700 milligrams of sodium, and 33 grams of trans fat, the deep fried meal earned the official title from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) this week. It’s doubtful that anyone at the fish restaurant will be excited to accept this award.
The CSPI is a non-profit organization designed to be an advocate for nutrition and health. In a recent report by CBS News, the CSPI tested the Big Catch Meal and found the startling results. The meal contains just one piece of fried fish, an order of hush puppies, and a side of onion rings.
Grilled tilapia, Pacific coast salmon and shrimp scampi all for under 350 calories? You got it! Long John Silvers’ new FreshSide Grille menu offers three new healthy fish entrees that are low in calories, but create a wave in taste.
This new light menu is a far cry from the fast-food chain’s usual fare of fried cod, hush puppies and battered shrimp. Like countless other chain restaurants offering healthier fare, Long John Silver’s is just one of many to follow this trend giving fast-food customers leaner options to choose.
Here is the skinny on the LJS FreshSide Grille menu:
- Grilled Tilapia: One piece (serving) has 110 calories, 2.5 grams of fat and a respectable 250mg of sodium. You choose two FreshSide sides like vegetable medley (25 calories), rice (80 calories), corn coblette with butter (150 calories) or a soft breadstick (170 calories) to round out your meal. (more…)