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The Shocking Truth About "Snack Size" Menu Items

The Snack: McDonald's Snack Size McFlurry with M&M'S

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The trouble: Its 430 calories and 16 g fat is almost as much as two burgers (500 calories, 18 g fat)!

The best choice: Vanilla Reduced Fat Ice Cream Cone—just 150 calories, 3.5g fat. Looking to save an extra 30 calories? Skip the cone.

The Snack: KFC Snacker With Crispy Strips

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The trouble: It contains 290 calories and 11 g fat. That's almost as much as you'd get with a KFC Grilled Fillet and side of macaroni and cheese (320 calories, 11.5g fat).

The best choice: Two Fiery Grilled Wings (140 calories, 8g fat).

The Snack: Burger King Cini Minis

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The trouble: Their 490 calories and 18g of fat is more than you get with a four-piece Crown shaped Chicken Tenders order, a Frozen Coke and a side Garden Salad (460 calories, 17g fat).
The best choice: Egg & Cheese Croissan'wich (300 calories, 7g fat): still not exactly healthy.

The Snack: Dairy Queen Mini Cookie Dough Blizzard

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The trouble: For its 460 calories and 17g of fat, you could get an Iron Grilled Turkey Sandwich with bacon, cheese, lettuce and tomato and a vanilla orange bar for dessert (480 calories, 13g fat).

The best choice: A small cup of chocolate soft serve (220 calories, 7g fat). Keep it simple!

The Snack: Tall Non-Fat Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (No Whipped Cream)

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The trouble: The sugar content. For the latte's 49g of sugar, you could have a Venti Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino Light blended coffee (230 calories, 1g fat and 34g sugar).

The best choice: Meet the short. Short Pumpkin Spice Latte, no whipped cream (130 calories, 0g fat).

The Snack: Quiznos Tasty Turkey Sammie

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The trouble: Trouble, what trouble? This cuts a whopping 590 calories off of the similar regular full Turkey & Cheddar sandwich on wheat. Oh, and nixes a casual 39g of fat.

The best choice: In this case, the sammie is a winner, with 200 calories and 6g fat (with cheese).

The Snack: McDonald's Angus Deluxe Snack Wrap

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The trouble: For its 390 calories and 25g of fat, you could enjoy a four-piece McNuggets, plus Apple Dippers with Low-fat Caramel Dip and a medium Sugar-Free Vanilla Iced Latte (380 calories, 17.5g fat).

The Best Choice: If you have to have beef, then stick with a hamburger for 250 calories and 9g fat.

The Snack: Taco Bell Mini Quesadilla

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The trouble: It only has 190 calories and 9g fat, but it's too small! You'll be needing a meal in no time.

The best choice: For the same amount of calories, indulge in a more filling option: The Fresco Meximelt, stuffed with ground beef, a blend of three cheeses, fiesta salsa and 8g of protein.


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