The meal that made Philadelphia famous
Fat: 40 grams
Protein: 50 grams
Carbohydrates: 80 grams
Fat: 50 grams
Protein: 18 grams
Carbohydrates: 93 grams
Meet the cheese steak, the king of Philadelphia foods
-- fried beef, melted Cheese Whiz® and fried onions
on a fresh Italian roll. On the side: steak-cut French
fries covered in melted cheese.
For this analysis, we visited two South Philadelphia
hot spots that contribute to the sandwich's fame.
Both steaks were almost identical in ingredients and
The cheese steak really makes a big hit for calories
and fat. Eat one of these and you rack up a whopping
900 calories and 40 grams of fat. Lose the cheese,
and the picture's a little better: you save about
155 calories and 12 grams of fat.
The cheese fries pack a wallop, too: 870 calories
and 50 grams of fat!
Nutrition aside, if you're visiting Philadelphia,
be sure to try a cheese steak, as they're a tasty
treat. But there's no question: this meal should not
be a staple of a healthy diet!
Note: Be aware that ingredients and cooking methods
can vary, so the foods you order may not match these
nutritional counts exactly.
Lauren Hudson, MS, RD
Candace Cantwell, RD
Marianne Petrella, RD and
Last updated: 6/14/2000
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