Health nuts are going to have a coronary over today’s food holiday. October 25 is National Greasy Foods Day!
Greasy food gets a bad rap, and rightfully so; foods fried in oil are packed with calories and fat and can lead to a variety of health problems including obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. But sometimes tofu just won’t cut it; instead, you find yourself craving a big, juicy burger. Or sizzling hot french fries. It’s okay to give in once in awhile and indulge, as long as you don’t make it a regular habit. And according to studies, many people do just that – fried chicken is the most-ordered restaurant meal in the U.S. It’s certainly one of my favorites! Probably the greasiest thing I ever ate was a strip of chicken fried bacon one morning courtesy of a restaurant called Slappy Cakes. As you can probably imagine, it was delicious, and evidence of the fact that the worse a food is for you nutritionally, the better tasting it is. Here’s a fun link to some of the greasiest foods around the country, courtesy of The Today Show.
Tara and I are headed out of town today for a long weekend in Denver, Colorado. It’s a sort-of honeymoon that will include our first NFL game ever (go, Broncos!). It’s always trickier to complete food challenges away from home, but the menu these next few days doesn’t look all too difficult, so I’m sure we’ll do just fine. To celebrate greasy food, we picked up breakfast from Jack In The Box before hitting the airport. Breakfast sandwiches and hash browns? Plenty o’ grease there!
- Candy Bars and French Fries Ranked As Best Foods to Eat While Driving (prweb.com)
- Don’t Go ‘Bacon’ My Heart! Does America’s Relationship with Grease Need More Sizzle? (sacbee.com)
- National Greasy Food Day (youvegottotastethis.myrecipes.com)