Super Bowl Shockers: 5 Amazingly Unhealthy Party Foods

See if your favorite party foods made this physician group's hit list.

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Food Network Magazine / Food Stylist Vivian Lui
See if your favorite party foods made this physician group's hit list.
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Quiznos
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine says dietitians found the following five foods "amazingly" unhealthy.
#1 Quiznos Large Tuna Melt
PCRM: "Some consumers may think a tuna melt is a healthy alternative to meaty pizzas. But this sandwich packs a whopping 1,793 calories and 28 grams of saturated fat -- that is more saturated fat in one sandwich than anyone should consume in an entire day."
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Quiznos
Quiznos' Recommended the Roadhouse Sammie Chicken Soup Combo and says this about the Tuna Melt:
“Our tuna melt sandwich is a consumer-driven recipe. We’ve experimented with other tuna sandwich options, but consumers have guided us to keep a basic tuna sandwich with mayonnaise, tomatoes, lettuce and cheese. At Quiznos, we have something on our menu for everyone, from our indulgent Tuna Melt to our low-calorie menu, which includes more than 20 menu options that are less than 500 calories.”
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Papa John's
#2 Papa John's Cheesesticks and Special Garlic Dipping Sauce
PCRM: "The wings themselves are high in fat, but the dipping sauce derives all of its calories -- yes, 100 percent of them -- from fat."
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Papa John's
#3 Papa John's The Meats Pan Crust Pizza made the list because
PCRM dietitians said 54 percent of its calories came from fat. Papa John's told us they don't offer the Pan Crust anymore. If you get a 10-inch original crust, each slice is 240 calories and Papa John's nutritional information shows 41 percent of those calories are derived from fat.
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Papa John's
Papa John's Super Bowl Recommendation -- The Garden Fresh Pizza on Thin Crust:
"This pizza is topped with fresh-sliced onions, green peppers, gourmet baby portabella mushrooms, ripe black olives, and juicy, fresh-sliced Roma tomatoes. It’s a great option for those fans craving a healthier Super Bowl snack!"
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Food Network Magazine / Food Stylist Vivian Lui
#4 Food Network Magazine's Muffuletta Potato Skins
PCRM: "Potatoes are not an unhealthful food -- unless you top them with piles of high-fat deli meat and cheese. This recipe furnishes consumers with a dish that derives 54 percent of its calories from artery-clogging saturated fat."

Food Network Magazine Response:
“In every issue, Food Network Magazine balances healthy and indulgent recipes, like the muffuletta potato skins. In fact, every weeknight dinner in our current issue is less than 600 calories -- all tasty as ever."
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NBCConnecticut.com
Food Network Magazine Recommendation:
"One of our favorite Super Bowl treats is Healthy Appetite host Ellie Kreiger's recipe for antipasto skewers - a serving of 4 skewers has only 140 calories and 5 grams of fat.”
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KFC / Dan Kremer
#5 KFC'S Honey BBQ Hot Wings
PCRM: "The wings themselves are high in fat, but the dipping sauce derives all of its calories -- yes, 100 percent of them -- from fat."
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KFC / Dan Kremer
KFC's Response:KFC offers a variety of menu items that can be part of a sensibly balanced diet.
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KFC / Dan Kremer
KFCs Super Bowl Recommendation:
"Another great option is an order of five of KFC’s new Fiery Grilled Wings, which has 350 calories with 20 grams of fat and five grams of saturated fat."
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KFC / Dan Kremer
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