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5 Foods That Will Kill Your Appetite

Though we've got a healthy appetite for just about anything, we won't be trying these five dishes anytime soon. From the insanely fattening (a bacon-wrapped turducken) to the downright unsavory (bat paste), these foods require uninhibited taste buds and an iron stomach! That's why we also included as healthy, and thankfully more palatable, alternative for each one. Also, check out these natural appetite suppressants that are a bit more pleasing to the palate.

Bacon-Wrapped Turducken

Approximately 25,000 calories for entire turducken

Turducken, a popular holiday dish of a whole chicken stuffed into a whole duck stuffed into a whole turkey, already serves up a totally indulgent, heart-stopping meal. Wrap it in strips of bacon and the meaty creation becomes a catastrophic calorie bomb. This turbaconducken may have carnivores drooling, but to us it's fatty meat overload!

Photo courtesy of Bacon Today

Healthier Option: Bacon Breakfast Burrito

235 calories, 2.7 grams sugar, 10.5 grams fat

If you're a bacon lover but can't justify (or stomach) such a cholesterol-rich meal, try sneaking a few strips of turkey bacon into a homemade breakfast burrito. Make it as healthy as possible by using a whole-wheat tortilla and stuffing it full of wholesome veggies like peppers and onions.

1 whole-wheat tortilla
2-3 slices turkey bacon
1/4 c. green and red peppers, sliced
1/4 c. onion, sliced
2 eggs, scrambled
Pinch of salt and pepper

In a non-stick pan, cook bacon, peppers, and onions until bacon is lightly browned. Scramble eggs in the pan, and mix with bacon mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Place mixture inside a whole-wheat tortilla, roll up burrito-style, and serve. Add salsa and avocado if desired.

Bat Paste

For this exotic dish that reportedly hails from Thailand, a bat is immersed in a vat of boiling milk until it's soft enough to mash into a paste, along with herbs and spices. This may be a delicacy, but we're not sure we could stomach dining on cooked bat!

Photo courtesy of Top Tenz

Healthier Option: Crab Dip

51 calories, 2.3 grams fat per serving

Less adventurous foodies can swap in creamy crab dip for bat paste. A squeeze of lemon juice gives the seafood spread a tangy kick, while fat-free cream cheese allows you to indulge (mostly) guilt-free! The delectable dip tastes perfect paired with crackers or celery sticks.

2 oz. fat-free cream cheese, softened
2 tbsp. green onions, chopped
2 tsp. lemon juice
Pinch of salt and pepper
2 8 oz. cans crab meat, drained

Combine cream cheese and mayonnaise, mixing until smooth. Add green onionsl lemon, and a pinch of salt and pepper to the mix. Stir thoroughly. Stir in crab meat. Cover and refrigerate before serving. Serve on crackers or with veggies like celery.

Makes 12 servings of two tablespoons.

Black Pudding

Approximately 100 calories for one serving

Mostly consumed in parts of Europe and Asia, black pudding is sausage made of the cooked blood of pigs combined with chunks of fat, onions, oats, bread crumbs, or other fillings. These congealed coils of black pudding are often fried up as part of a traditional English breakfast.

Healthier Option: Grits and Sausage

Approximately 243 calories, 11.4 grams sugar, 13.2 grams fat

If feasting on blood sausage isn't your cup of tea, try this delicious and easy breakfast idea. Starring tasty instant grits and chicken sausage, which is healthier than fatty beef or pork versions, this satisfying recipe takes mere minutes to make.

2 tbsp. instant grits
1 chicken sausage link
3/4 c. fat-free milk
Salt and pepper

Combine grits, sausage, and milk in a bowl. Microwave the bowl until hot, then season with salt and pepper.

Makes one serving.


Approximately 181 calories

From the outside, balut appears like any typical hard-boiled egg. But don't be fooled: its contents contain a fertilized duck embryo, often enjoyed as street food in the Philippines. The yolk and young chick merged inside the shell are eaten straight from the egg.

Photo courtesy of Top Tenz

Healthier Option: Garbanzo Deviled Eggs

67 calories, 1.2 grams sugar, 3.1 grams fat

Skip the fertilized duck embryo and enjoy a different kind of hard-boiled egg altogether: a healthy deviled egg! Garbanzo beans give the filling a smooth texture, and as a bonus, help keep the calorie count way down!

6 eggs
1/2 c. garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1 tbsp. red onion, chopped
1 tbsp. low-fat mayonnaise
1 tbsp. lemon
Salt and pepper

Put eggs in a pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. After the eggs are fully cooked, soak them in a ice-cold water for 10 minutes. Peel the eggs and halve each one. Separate the egg whites and yolks. In a medium bowl, mash the yolks with the garbanzo beans, onion, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and salt and pepper until well combined. Spoon the mixture into each egg white half.

Makes a dozen.

Baby Mice Wine

From time to time, you may enjoy a glass of Merlot after a long day at work. But chances are baby mice wine isn't your idea of a tasty happy hour drink. This beverage, which contains a handful of floating fermented baby mice, is reportedly used as a health tonic in China.

Photo courtesy of Ugly Food

Healthier Option: White Wine Sangria

164 calories, 16.2 grams sugar, 0.1 grams fat

A pitcher of cool, low-calorie sangria is the perfect alternative to baby mice wine! Not only is this drink light and fruity, it's easy to make too. Simply chop up some fresh fruits and add your favorite white wine to the mix for a refreshing glass.

2 c. fruit of choice (such as peaches, melons, berries)
1/3 c. sugar
1 bottle white wine
3/4 c. sparkling water
1/4 c. brandy
Ice cubes

Stir fruit and sugar together, and pour into a pitcher. Pour wine, sparkling water, and brandy into the pitcher. Add ice cubes.

Makes six glasses.

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