Saturday, June 27, 2009

Ottawa Citizen Nutrition Watch Saturday Edition (and Update)

Had a nice meeting yesterday with Editor-in-Chief Gerry Nott, Wendy Warburton and (I'm really sorry very nice well-spoken guy with glasses, I can't remember your name, I want to say Peter but not positive). While I won't go into the nitty gritty of the meeting I can tell you that I believe the Citizen is sincerely considering the publication of nutritional information and that there are some real logistics to overcome. That said, given that the total time cost of the endeavour would be between 10 and 20 minutes weekly I'm hopeful that the logistics are surmountable.

Here are the nutritional breakdowns for today's recipes:

Sweet Chili-Maple Grilled Chicken Sandwich:

(per serving NOT including marinade): 620 calories, 829mg sodium, 8g saturated fat, 37g total carbs

Classic Mojito

(per drink): 96 calories, zero fat, 28mg sodium, 8g total carbs

Maker's Margarita
(per drink): 193 calories, zero fat, 2mg sodium, 35g total carbs

(per cup): 174 calories, zero fat, 97mg sodium, 16g total carbs.

[All recipes calculated using Mastercook 9.0. Today it took roughly 2 minutes per recipe]