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  • Chick-Fil-A chicken nuggets low carb?

    I LOVE the nuggest from Chick-Fil-A... 15 - 17 carbs for 12 nuggets doesn't sound too bad.

    These are from two different websites, but close enough.

    Chicken Nuggets (Chick-fil-A)

    Serving Size: 12 nuggets/6 oz/170g;
    Calories: 400,
    Total Fat: 19g,
    Carbs: 15g,
    Protein: 40g


    Serving Size: 12 pieces (170g),
    Calories: 400,
    Fat: 18g,
    Carbs: 17g,
    Protein: 42g

  • #2
    Have you read the ingredient list:

    Ingredients: 100% natural chicken breast, seasoning (salt, monosodium glutamate, sugar, spices, paprika), seasoned coater (enriched bleached flour [with malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], sugar, salt, monosodium glutamate, nonfat milk, leavening [baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate], spice, soybean oil, color [paprika]), milk wash (water, whole powdered egg and nonfat milk solids), peanut oil (fully refined peanut oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to preserve freshness and Dimethylpolysiloxane an anti-foaming agent added).

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    • #3
      I would be more concerned with what is in the food like substance rather than the macronutrient numbers.

      Gluten, soy, msg, chemicals etc...

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      • #4
        How often are you eating these? Are they regular meals or once-in-a-while type of thing?

        PB isn't a low-carb diet... food quality is important. Cooking for yourself is important... fast food and dining out in general are discouraged because of the use of industrial vegetable oils, like the soybean oil in these nuggets... that's quite possibly the worst of them.

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        • #5
          Unhealthy Frankenfood. Stay as far away from that garbage as you can get.

          Just about all restaurants like that need to be "Don't even think about it" zones.

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          • #6
            I'd say I go there once every couple of months. The family was going there last week, and was searching for the best option whilst there. I had the nuggets and water. nothing else.

            In light of the ingredients list, I may be reconsidering the nuggets in the future, however. . AGH!

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            • #7
              I would eat 10 potatoes over that...

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              • #8
                ChickfilA is crack. It took me decades to realize the reason I loved them was because of the breading. And for some reason, the breading they use in the strips is *sweeter* than the breading in the sandwich meat. I can definitely taste the sweetness. Crack. I'm avoiding it entirely.
                5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
                Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
                Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
                Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
                ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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                • #9
                  Grilled chicken = zero carbs
                  This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

                  Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots.
                  Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism

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                  • #10
                    That ingredient list looks scary. I generally try to stay away from anything with an ingredient list.
                    "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

                    People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by imasin View Post
                      PB isn't a low-carb diet... food quality is important. Cooking for yourself is important... fast food and dining out in general are discouraged because of the use of industrial vegetable oils, like the soybean oil in these nuggets... that's quite possibly the worst of them.
                      +1

                      OP: Why do you think Primal is a low-carb diet?
                      "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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                      • #12
                        Chick FilA is about as good as you're gonna get from fast food. It's just about the only fast food I can tolerate anymore, and even then it's very rarely.

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                        • #13
                          Here's another good ingredient list from Krappy Fried Chicken:

                          KFC Grilled Chicken

                          Fresh Chicken Marinated With Salt, Sodium Phosphate, and Monosodium Glutamate. Seasoned With: Maltodextrin, Salt, Bleached Wheat Flour, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and Cottonseed Oil, Monosodium Glutamate, Spice, Palm Oil, Natural Flavor, Garlic Powder, Soy Sauce (Soybean, Wheat, Salt), Chicken Fat, Chicken Broth, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Extractives of Turmeric, Dehydrated Carrot, Onion Powder, and Not More Than 2% Each of Calcium Silicate and Silicon Dioxide Added As Anticaking Agents.

                          Contains Wheat and Soy.


                          KFC Grilled Filet

                          Fresh Chicken Marinated with Salt, Potassium and Sodium Phosphates Tapioca Dextrin, Salt, Corn Maltodextrin, Palm Oil, Sorbitol, Bleached Wheat Flour, Spice, Natural Flavor (Including Extractives of Butter), Modified Corn Starch, Dehydrated Garlic, Chicken Fat, Soy Sauce (Soybean, Wheat, Salt), Chicken Broth, Caramel Color, Grill Flavor (from Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and Cottonseed Oil), Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Disodium Inosinate & Guanylate, Natural Smoke Flavor, Extractives of Turmeric, Carrot Powder, Onion Powder, and not more than 2% each of Silicon Dioxide & Calcium Silicate Added (as Anticaking Agent).

                          Contains Milk, Wheat and Soy.
                          Last edited by O_O; 04-02-2011, 11:16 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Carrots! It's got vegetables! It's Health in a Bucket!
                            5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
                            Current Weight: 175lb__________________________________Goal: 135lb
                            Deadlift: 240lb________________________________________Back Squat: 165lb
                            Bench: 130lb__________________________________________Pre ss: 85lb
                            ***Winning a 20-year war against binge eating disorder***

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                            • #15
                              Oh and the benefits of turmeric!

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