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2017/05/07 05:49:29 (permalink)

Healthy Roadfood?

Is there such a thing?  (Sometimes it seems here that the basic requirement for Roadfood (beyond being local) is fat and sugar.)
 
And if so, where does one find it?
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/07 06:24:51 (permalink)
    Michael,
     
    Unfortunately, I believe you answered your own question.
     
    However, if you make Roadfood a treat, instead of an everyday routine, you can maintain an overall healthy lifestyle. For example, I put on 5 pounds during my 2 days at the KC Crawl. But when I got home I went back to my regular diet and exercise routine and was back to my pre-crawl weight in 5 days. I had a hard time believing it.
     
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/07 08:33:07 (permalink)
    Only if you follow Chi Town Diner's definition of roadfood (although I have an 8 year old PM from him that proves otherwise!) 
     
    There's plenty of healthy regional roadfood,  in fact Southern California is the bastion of healthy regional roadfood, home of the iconic smoothies, cobb salads, Chinese chicken salads, sushi and even grilled fish tacos. And of course everyone knows LA is the Ramen capital of the nation. 
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/07 11:07:23 (permalink)
    Of course there's healthy Roadfood!  You don't have to eat triple cheeseburgers and fries and pie every day!  There's fish, shellfish, salads, soups, chili, etc. that are all Roadfood items that are healthy.  Of course there is BBQ, burgers, hot dogs, steaks, fried chicken, big breakfasts that most of us love, but everything in moderation! 
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/07 11:18:37 (permalink)
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    Of course there's healthy Roadfood!  You don't have to eat triple cheeseburgers and fries and pie every day!  There's fish, shellfish, salads, soups, chili, etc. that are all Roadfood items that are healthy.  Of course there is BBQ, burgers, hot dogs, steaks, fried chicken, big breakfasts that most of us love, but everything in moderation! 




    Two of my favorite (local, iconic) healthy roadfoods are johnnycakes and snail salad. I never put syrup on my johnnycakes, but do put some butter on them, with a total cholesterol of 145 (without ANY  medication) I can afford too.
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/07 11:25:58 (permalink)
    My cholesterol is 99 and I use a lot of butter!  Snail salad........YUM!!! 
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/07 11:32:15 (permalink)
    I always eat healthily. Why, I just finished a couple of over easy eggs and hash browns. And then there are the White Castles, the cheesesteaks, the salami and eggs, the four-way with onions, the hot dogs with coney sauce -- that sort of stuff. Oh, did I mention the Velvet Ice Cream's Vanilla Lovers Trio with Hershey's Chocolate syrup?
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/07 12:22:22 (permalink)
    Just ask chibear15-he orders salad at every iconic roadfood place there is!
    And a cobb salad is NOT healthy-it may appear to be, but the caloric intake is huge. Love them, though.
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/07 13:01:38 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman
    I always eat healthily. Why, I just finished a couple of over easy eggs and hash browns. And then there are the White Castles, the cheesesteaks, the salami and eggs, the four-way with onions, the hot dogs with coney sauce -- that sort of stuff. Oh, did I mention the Velvet Ice Cream's Vanilla Lovers Trio with Hershey's Chocolate syrup?


    Yeah.  I just sent him to the store for 1% milk.  Oh, he came home with the milk alright and a package of Hostess Zingers!!! 
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/07 13:06:33 (permalink)
    I am trying to eat a lot healthier. Diabetes requires it. Last week I ordered a huge brisket sandwich,took a couple of bites with it intact then deconstructed it and ate the brisket and slaw. There are lots of ways to still enjoy food out there. It just takes more effort..
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/07 13:27:37 (permalink)
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    I always eat healthily. Why, I just finished a couple of over easy eggs and hash browns. And then there are the White Castles, the cheesesteaks, the salami and eggs, the four-way with onions, the hot dogs with coney sauce -- that sort of stuff. Oh, did I mention the Velvet Ice Cream's Vanilla Lovers Trio with Hershey's Chocolate syrup?


    Yeah.  I just sent him to the store for 1% milk.  Oh, he came home with the milk alright and a package of Hostess Zingers!!! 


    I thought you said 2 percent. As for the Zingers, that's as close as I can get around here to Devil Dogs.
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/07 13:30:13 (permalink)
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    I am trying to eat a lot healthier. Diabetes requires it. Last week I ordered a huge brisket sandwich,took a couple of bites with it intact then deconstructed it and ate the brisket and slaw. There are lots of ways to still enjoy food out there. It just takes more effort..


    I do that when I eat a fish sandwich at Wholey's in Pittsburgh.  I ditch the bun only because I want to be able to eat all the fish!  With tartar sauce, of course!
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/07 14:01:06 (permalink)
    lleechef
    My cholesterol is 99 and I use a lot of butter!  Snail salad........YUM!!! 




    No, my TOTAL cholesterol is 145.... are sure you're not referring to your "good v bad cholesterol"? 
     
    ann peeples
     
    And a cobb salad is NOT healthy-it may appear to be, but the caloric intake is huge. Love them, though.




    but it's low carb, that's what counts with me
    chickenplucker
    I am trying to eat a lot healthier. Diabetes requires it. Last week I ordered a huge brisket sandwich,took a couple of bites with it intact then deconstructed it and ate the brisket and slaw. There are lots of ways to still enjoy food out there. It just takes more effort..




    agreed, i'm diabetic too- everyone is blown away when I tell them I have type two diabetes (they look at me and don't see how that can be) ....I never believed medication could turn someone into a diabetic, I used to scoff at that. I was on a heavy dose of prednisone for 2 months straight 6 years ago (when a much more expensive alternative could have been used instead)  and it caused full blown type 2 diabetes... The MD's had me convinced it would only be temporary, obviously they were very wrong.
     
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/07 14:43:53 (permalink)
    Nope.  My TOTAL cholesterol is 99.  Runs in my Mother's family.  Hers was the same and she ate bread for one reason........it was a medium to put butter on!  Every night at dinner!   
     
    With the exception of the occasional huge cheeseburgers we eat healthy.  Lots of beans, rice, lentils and fish.
    post edited by lleechef - 2017/05/07 14:46:21
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/07 16:16:52 (permalink)
    I'm putting the newish poke restaurants into the healthy roadfood category not counting the the problems associated with raw fish.
     
    Well you all got me curious about my cholesterol so I looked up my results from January.  This takes in to affect that I'm taking a 40mg Statin pill and another called Zetia.  One works on the good and one the bad.  So with these pills my total number is 164 
     
    The column on the right is the suggested low to high normal numbers.
     
    By the way,  my doctor says that Jewish people have genes that make us predisposed to type II diabetes and high cholesterol.  
     
     
     
    Cholesterol
     164 mg/dL150 - 200 mg/dLTriglycerides138 mg/dL30 - 150 mg/dLValues 20% higher - adjusted to CDC reference method.HDL Cholesterol64 mg/dL35 - 85 mg/dLLDL Direct72 mg/dL20 - 130 mg/dLRisk Category LDL Goal
    High:CHD or equivalent <100 mg/dL
    <70 mg/dL -optional
    Moderate: No CHD <130 mg/dL
    Low: <160 mg/dL
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/07 16:27:47 (permalink)
    Makes me glad I'm Italian! 
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/07 20:50:20 (permalink)
    mar52
     
    By the way,  my doctor says that Jewish people have genes that make us predisposed to type II diabetes and high cholesterol. 
     
     



     
    Interesting, I was told I'm diabetic because genetically I was supposed to be really thin (you should see my half siblings so that makes plenty of sense) . What ever I did during the course of my life was 110% environmental 
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/07 21:15:43 (permalink)
    But was it regionally appropriate?
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/08 00:50:31 (permalink)
    lleechef
    My cholesterol is 99 and I use a lot of butter!  Snail salad........YUM!!! 


    I use a lot of Lipitor.
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/08 01:00:35 (permalink)
    lleechef

    I do that when I eat a fish sandwich at Wholey's in Pittsburgh.  I ditch the bun only because I want to be able to eat all the fish!  With tartar sauce, of course!




    I always felt that the unhealthiest part of a burger was the bun!  
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/08 10:08:47 (permalink)

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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/08 11:05:20 (permalink)
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    I do that when I eat a fish sandwich at Wholey's in Pittsburgh.  I ditch the bun only because I want to be able to eat all the fish!  With tartar sauce, of course!




    I always felt that the unhealthiest part of a burger was the bun!  


    I ditch the bun on a burger about 2/3 of the way into it.  Then I eat the rest of the burger, Hatch chiles, cheese, tomato and lettuce with a fork.  I often have for lunch what MH calls a "Lisa sandwich".  It's ham or turkey, Swiss, pickles and tomato all rolled up.  No bread.  Guess I'm just not a bread fan!
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/08 11:29:51 (permalink)
    lleechef
    My cholesterol is 99 and I use a lot of butter!  Snail salad........YUM!!! 


    WOW! What a coinkydink, your cholesterol and Michaels age are exactly the same. 
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/08 11:43:01 (permalink)
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    My cholesterol is 99 and I use a lot of butter!  Snail salad........YUM!!! 


    WOW! What a coinkydink, your cholesterol and Michaels age are exactly the same. 


    Smarta$$.  Everybody knows Michael is over 99.  Duh. 
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/08 11:53:07 (permalink)
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    My cholesterol is 99 and I use a lot of butter!  Snail salad........YUM!!! 


    WOW! What a coinkydink, your cholesterol and Michaels age are exactly the same. 


    Smarta$$.  Everybody knows Michael is over 99.  Duh. 




    Wasn't Michael born in '99 ?
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/08 11:55:17 (permalink)
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    My cholesterol is 99 and I use a lot of butter!  Snail salad........YUM!!! 


    WOW! What a coinkydink, your cholesterol and Michaels age are exactly the same. 


    Smarta$$.  Everybody knows Michael is over 99.  Duh. 




    Wasn't Michael born in '99 ?


    As in 1899???
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/08 12:02:23 (permalink)
    Being a kidney patient is backwards to normal healthy food. White bread and white rice rather than brown, many vegetables are off limits because they have to much of a good thing, usually potassium. Canned anything is out for phosphorus. I keep getting told to eat more meat to combat anemia so it's not all bad. And beer counts as a food group! :)
    Kept me off dialysis for 4 years now.
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/08 12:02:37 (permalink)
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    lleechef
    My cholesterol is 99 and I use a lot of butter!  Snail salad........YUM!!! 


    WOW! What a coinkydink, your cholesterol and Michaels age are exactly the same. 


    Smarta$$.  Everybody knows Michael is over 99.  Duh. 




    Wasn't Michael born in '99 ?


    As in 1899???




    That's ridiculous......1799 of course!
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/08 12:19:51 (permalink)
    1799?  Yeah.  I think he was hanging out with that French dude, Napoleon Bonaparte.  Trying to educate him about Roadfood.  Didn't go too well.
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    Re: Healthy Roadfood? 2017/05/08 12:39:06 (permalink)
    lleechef-
    Napoleon "An army marches on its stomach" Bonaparte?  Definitely a big Roadfood guy.
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