Sunday, January 23, 2011

KFC Mashed Potatoes with Gravy (individual side)
KFC Potato Wedges (individual side)

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Pick the diet-friendly KFC side dish

Compared with other fast food chains, KFC is doing fairly well in the side dish department, offering fare that's healthier than standard fries and onion rings. A couple of options include green beans and corn on the cob. Each of these individual sides differ incredibly in calorie and fat content. Mashed potatoes are creamy and usually rich with butter flavor—then you add gravy! But how do they compare to crispy potato wedges?

The Low-Fat Winner
KFC Mashed Potatoes with Gravy

The Mashed Potatoes with Gravy win! At just 120 calories and 4 grams of fat (7% of your daily value), you'll forget all about French fries. The mashed potatoes also include far fewer grams of saturated fat (1 gram or 5% of your daily upper limit). Despite being slightly smaller in serving size, the Potato Wedges are a sore loser. You'll spend 310 calories, 18 grams of fat and 3 grams of saturated fat if you choose this dish. Other healthful options include green beans (20 calories, 0 grams fat) and a 3-inch corn on the cob (70 calories, 0.5 grams of fat).