Monday, November 7, 2016

Aidells Teriyaki & Pineapple Chicken Meatballs

Usually chicken sausages are lower fat versions of their pork cousins, but these guys pass the all but the strictest high-fat macronutrient tests:

 (per 5 serving package)

Total Calories665
% carb calories9%
% protein calories30%
% fat Calories61%
Ketogenic ratio131%
 And quite tasty to boot!

There are a couple soy products within, but just traditional sauces (soy sauce and miso flavorings). Soy sauce does contain wheat, so this isn't a good food for celiacs, but should be low enough gluten for most gluten sensitive individuals. It is ketogenic, but not strongly enough for the treatment of epilepsy. The meatballs are browned in vegetable oil rather than an animal fat, it's unclear how much of the fat content is vegetable oil, and how much is the fattier parts of the chicken.

So, not a perfect food, but close to my 600 calories per meal target, tasty, not likely to trigger my carb overload symptoms.