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Old 11-27-2011, 05:11 PM
 
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I was watching a game show once (I think Hollywood Square, yes, yes, back in the day) and they had this question.

1. Burger
2. Taco
3. Slice of pizza.

The answer turned out to be the slice of pizza. Supposedly that's the healthiest of the three. That surprised me.

Do you agree or disagree?

 
Old 11-27-2011, 05:26 PM
 
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Would depend entirely on whats in the burger, the taco, and the pizza slice.
 
Old 11-27-2011, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I vote a taco pizza where there taco meat on the pizza is made of ground beef. Then it's all three.

Kidding.

I'm sure it really depends on what ingredients are used, the sizes of portions, etc. It also depends on what we mean by "healthiest." Lowest in fat? Most bang for one's buck from a calorie/nutrient ratio perspective? Hard to say without more info.
 
Old 11-27-2011, 06:31 PM
 
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Without more information it is an impossible, silly question. The pizza could be anything from a Chicago deep dish to a veggie pizza on whole wheat crust. And what kind of taco? Full of ground beef and cheese, covered with sour cream? Or a corn shell with fresh lettuce, tomatoes and peppers? What size of burger with how many toppings?
 
Old 11-27-2011, 08:11 PM
 
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There was nothing mentioned to make the choices unusual. These are my assumptions:

1. Burger = 1/4 pound on bun with mustard, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion.

2. Taco = crispy shell with ground beef, lettuce, tomato.

3. Pizza = cheese slice NY style

I think someone mentioned the tomato sauce in the pizza making it the healthiest choice. But that was a guess by the actress.
 
Old 11-27-2011, 08:40 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Originally Posted by OzzyRules View Post
There was nothing mentioned to make the choices unusual. These are my assumptions:

1. Burger = 1/4 pound on bun with mustard, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion.

2. Taco = crispy shell with ground beef, lettuce, tomato.

3. Pizza = cheese slice NY style

I think someone mentioned the tomato sauce in the pizza making it the healthiest choice. But that was a guess by the actress.
Apparently the U.S Gov. now thinks that the tomato sauce on pizza equals a veggie in school lunch programs. Given the above choices the cheese only pizza is probably more healthy. I'm no authority though.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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Choice #3

Who really gives a crap because its all wonderfully tasting fatass food.

Another slice Gino!
 
Old 11-28-2011, 10:56 AM
 
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I must have seen the same show! That answer has stuck with me all these years so that, even now, I think of pizza as health food!
 
Old 11-28-2011, 11:21 AM
 
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I'm not so sure about this question. It really does depend on the individual items
I make absolutely huge, heavy tacos here at home. But I use the 94% lean beef and remove any fat from it. It is then dry and about grease-free. I replace that grease with liquids - water, salsa, etc..
The rest of it is a corn taco shell, tomatoes, onion, lettuce and shredded cheddar cheese.
That's not bad at all, really!

I think I can make a taco that's not bad for you better than I can make the pizza or burger. If I try to make those things better for you I think they just wouldn't be as good as they are with the grease.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 01:51 PM
 
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Originally Posted by rainroosty View Post
I'm not so sure about this question. It really does depend on the individual items
I make absolutely huge, heavy tacos here at home. But I use the 94% lean beef and remove any fat from it. It is then dry and about grease-free. I replace that grease with liquids - water, salsa, etc..
The rest of it is a corn taco shell, tomatoes, onion, lettuce and shredded cheddar cheese.
That's not bad at all, really!

I think I can make a taco that's not bad for you better than I can make the pizza or burger. If I try to make those things better for you I think they just wouldn't be as good as they are with the grease.
yumm
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