The Worst Low-Fat Foods You'll Ever Gag Down


gross low fat foodIn the quest for low-fat goodness, you have to kiss plenty of disgusting frogs. Chalky, acidic, and just plain flavorless, there's some pretty bad stuff on the market being sold to diet-conscious people.

Which is a shame, because there are so many excellent sources of low-fat foods whether you're hitting the lunch counter or making an entire Thanksgiving dinner. So why do some companies think they can fool us into eating their crap? Don't they know that all of us foodies are now eating our way into high cholesterol-ville and will need some delicious alternatives to make us not miss all that butter?


Here are some really gross foods you might want to avoid in your search for delicious, healthy fare.

Whole Wheat Pasta

Homemade whole wheat pasta rocks. But if you find yourself in the grocery store picking out dry whole wheat pasta, realize you're going to have to put enough butter and cheese on the chalky rotini to make it edible.

Tofutti Cuties

My husband and I disagree on this one, but gag. As a connoisseur of ice cream sandwiches, I have to say that these tofutti cuties do not even come close to cutting it. Go with So Delicious Minis instead.

Chicken Without the Skin

Really. What's the point?

All Low-Fat Cheddar Except Cabot

Every other brand of low-fat cheddar cheese I tried not only stuck to my silverware and flatware, it tasted like nothing. Luckily Cabot cheddar has actual flavor, and I'm still using the low-fat sub.

Baked Lay's

In addition to sending me straight to the bathroom, Baked Lay's seemed to taste like something, and it's not potato chip. It's chemical and unrecognizable.

What's the worst low-fat food you've eaten?


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Lynette Lynette

I really like whole wheat pasta, Toffutti Cuties, skinless chicken, and baked Lays.  My annoyance w/ baked Lays is that they contain sugar.  If it's a choice in a chip between fat and sugar I pick the fat.   I don't do dairy so I have never had lowfat cheese.

RanaA... RanaAurora

I love whole grain pasta AND Baked Lays.  I can't eat fried chips.

I think all artificial sugars taste nasty.

Julie... Julieryanevans

Barilla Plus pasta is a good alternative to whole wheat and it has lots of protein in it.


Madel... MadelynMc

I also like whole wheat pasta and tofutti cuties. For me, once I stopped eating the other versions for a while, I couldn't tell the difference.

lovin... lovinangels

I like all of those. Every. Single. One.

La-Be... La-Belle-Vie

I always eat skinless chicken!

My husband likes the baked lays even and I am

Not in love but I do like low-fat cheese.

I do like whole wheat pasta, there is a certain brand but I can not think about it at the moment.


I put the barilla whole wheat pasta in my last homemade mac n cheese and my family did not notice!  yummy!

jagam... jagamama0710

We love whole wheat pasta. What kind are you buying that it's chalky? lol I've never had that problem.

Never had Tofutti Cuties but I'll take your word for it! If I'm gonna have ice cream, dammit I'm gonna have ice cream.

I never eat chicken with skin!

I will agree with you on low fat cheese. I don't mess around with cheese. I love it. If you buy the full fat full of flavor kinds you can use less.

I like Baked Lays. :P Although I never buy them. I rarely ever buy chips. If I do it's this Black Bean kind from the Kettle brand. MMM they are so fantastic.

LaurenS LaurenS

Boneless skinless is the chicken I always buy. And I can't tell the difference between whole wheat pasta and regular. And I like flavored baked lays. Barbecue is the best.

popta... poptart0325

I love whole wheat pasta, that's all we cook with. I don't think I've eaten baked Lays before. And I also love skinless chicken breasts! I refuse to eat it if skin is still on it.

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