This or That: 250 Calories of Food

250 calories may not sound like a lot of food, but it absolutely can be. Here's the best way to get the most bang for your buck.

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Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Calorie Counting

Trying to keep an eye on your calories? An easy way to make sure you’re getting as much food as possible is to pick high-volume, unprocessed foods that let you eat plenty and feel full. Here are a few side-by-sides that shocked us.

Milkshake vs. Almond Milk

A 7-ounce chocolate milkshake or around 44 ounces of unsweetened chocolate almond milk

Juice vs. Whole Fruit

12 ounces grape juice [not grape juice drink] or 125 grapes

Baked Goods vs. Ingredients

A 2-inch brownie or 3 1/2 tablespoons dark chocolate cacao nibs

Fried vs. Boiled

About 6 fried shrimp or around 38 cocktail shrimp

Cheesecake vs. Yogurt

2/3 of a slice of cheesecake or 1 1/4 cups vanilla-flavored yogurt

Muffin vs. Berries

About 1/2 large blueberry muffin or 320 blueberries

Thick vs. Thin

1/2 large soft pretzel or about 2 1/2 ounces whole grain pretzels

Carbs vs. Protein

About 3/4 of an egg and cheese breakfast sandwich or about 3 hard-boiled eggs

Fresh-Baked vs. Fresh-Picked

2/3 of a slice of apple pie or 2 1/2 apples

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