Marie Callendar's Cheesy chicken and bacon pot pie. Homestyle deliciousness. In fact, I'm sure I was served my fair share of pot pies as a kid. Loaded with veggies and tender white meat chicken… right? Hardly. We all know it's probably not the best thing for you to eat, but let's take a peek at the label…
48% of my daily fat? Ouch.
31% of my daily sodium? Yikes.
But here’s the kicker… that’s for 1 serving. This pie indicates it serves two. So... 1040 calories, 96% of your daily fat, and 62% of your daily sodium. [[shudder]]
Now, I know that you and your hubby are not going to come home from work and share this adorable tasty chicken pot pie. No one splits the pie in half and supplements their meal with a side salad and steamed veggies... let's be real. Always double check the serving size – especially on stuff that seems like it would be for one person (heat and eat soup containers, frozen packaged meals, popcorn/chip bags, candy etc.)
Take a gander at the image below. That scant bowl of cereal on the right? Yea... that's 3/4 cup. If you can stop at that - congratulations - but a girl's gotta eat. My bowl looks more like the one on the left, doesn't yours? That's 2 servings.
Actually - I usually have that, plus a handful of granola (150 calories), plus a banana (110 calories), plus soy milk (100 calories). We're nearing at least 580 calories for a bowl of cereal. Not so "low cal" anymore... I'm not cutting calories - but my point remains... read the label!
Lesson Learned: Portions are not always what they might appear, so read the label!