Golden Corral is the very definition of a guilty pleasure, and sometimes, you just need all the comfort food you can eat. Whether you see it as a challenge or as something to never mention again once you walk out the door, here's what you should know.
Even if you steer clear of Golden Corral's cheap starches and questionable pizza and head straight for the meat, you're still probably not going to get any real high-quality stuff. Okay, so it's a budget buffet, and we're not really expecting Wagyu beef here, but you still might be surprised to find their proteins are often served up with a heaping helping of fat.
In 2015, intrepid nutritionist Heather Blanchette, RD, LD ventured into Golden Corral's nutritional data, and while the chain didn't provide calories from fat in their information, she still found some things that were pretty icky. For example, her analysis found a single slice of Golden Corral's popular meatloaf is around 45 percent fat. The beef brisket was even worse, coming in at 63 percent fat. Not surprisingly, you should probably also skip their prime rib if it's low-fat meat you're looking for. Just because you're heading out to Golden Corral doesn't mean you have to opt for foods that are the complete opposite of healthy.
Watch the video to see what you should know before you ever eat at Golden Corral again!
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