The Lenten season is upon us and chances are there is a fish fry or fast food fish in your future.

What is the "skinny" on the fat and calories? It time for a Fish Fry Quiz!

How many calories does the average fish fry provide?

A- 500

B- 1100

C- 2700

Answer: B. 1100 (that includes the side dishes – fries and slaw)


Question: Which side has the least calories?

A- Potato Pancakes

B- French fries

C- 1/2 cup of coleslaw

Answer: C- 1/2 cup of coleslaw has about 150 calories. 1 cup of French fries 365 calories. 2 Potato Pancakes – 536 calories


Which fish is the healthiest for your heart?

A- Halibut

B- Cod

C- Perch

Answer: A- Halibut is an excellent source of protein, potassium, selenium, and vitamin B12. ... It contains some fat, but mostly the heart healthy monounsaturated kind.

If you're zooming through a fast food drive-thru to catch a fish sandwich, here's a quick nutritional breakdown of four popular restaurants:

McDonald's Filet-O-Fish

  • Calories: 390
  • Fat: 19

Wendy's Premium Cod Filet Sandwich

  • Calories: 480
  • Fat: 23g

Burger King Premium Alaskan Fish Sandwich

  • Calories: 530
  • Fat: 27g

Arby's Fish Sandwich

  • Calories: 540
  • Fat: 23g

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