What 500 Calories Looks Like in 17 Scrumptious Foods

The average person requires between two and three thousand calories per day. The number can be more or less depending on the level of physical activity, height, weight, and age. While this average may seem equivalent to a substantial amount of food it depends on what is consumed. Two to three thousand calories might be less food and drink than one might think. Knowing how many calories are in common foods will assist in making healthy choices. Each one of these 17 snacks and meals contains a remarkable five hundred calories.

Arby’s Beef ‘n Cheddar Classic


Arby’s Beef ‘N Cheddar Classic sandwich is just shy of five hundred calories alone, but once the famous Horsey sauce is added (just one tablespoon), it quickly reaches the five hundred mark. Adding a side order of curly fries will add another three hundred and thirty-one calories.

A Plain Bagel With Cream Cheese

There are small and larger sized bagels, but even an average sized bagel can run up to five hundred calories when one packet of plain cream cheese is added. Since most bagels require at least two packets of cream cheese, the count is often pushed up another seventy calories.

A Large Belgian Waffle With Maple Syrup

While this snack appears light, it reaches close to five hundred calories with maple syrup. The waffle alone is almost four hundred calories and drenching the waffle in maple syrup (about four tablespoons) will easily add another two hundred calories.

Dunkin Donuts Medium Frozen Mint Chocolate Chip Coffee Coolatta With Skim Milk


This very sweet medium-sized coffee beverage from Dunkin Donuts is close to five hundred calories with skim milk. If two percent milk or cream is added, it contains an extra two hundred or so calories.

A Big Mac From McDonald’s


A McDonald’s Big Mac is five hundred and fifty calories, but asking for the mayo on the side or leaving a bite or two will bring the McDonald’s Big Mac closer to five hundred calories.

Four Slices Of Fried Bacon

Only four slices of crispy fried bacon equal five hundred calories. Adding toast, butter, and eggs, will bring breakfast to around one thousand calories, and the daily caloric amount can easily be met by washing down this hearty breakfast with a large Dunkin Donuts frozen iced coffee.

Starbucks Venti Caramel Frappuccino With Two Percent Milk And Whipped Cream


If the calories in a Dunkin Donuts Coolatta is overwhelming, a Starbucks Venti Caramel Frappuccino is a larger drink for the same amount of calories. Just remember to ask for two or less percent milk.

Subway Six Inch Black Forest Ham On Wheat Bread With Oil And Vinegar

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A Subway six-inch black forest ham on wheat bread without cheese or toppings brings the sandwich to five hundred calories when oil and vinegar are added. Including cheese, toppings and sauces will add another two to three hundred calories.

Four And A Half Ounces Of Cheddar Cheese

Cheesy Dishes

Eating a cheesy snack can be equivalent to about five hundred calories. Cheese is a healthy snack, high in protein, calcium and other nutrients, but it also contains a lot of calories. Adding cheese to salads and burgers can quickly raise the caloric content to well above five hundred calories.

Two Bars Of Regular Sized Snickers

A candy bar can quickly satisfy the sweet tooth and sugar craving but at the cost of a hefty quantity of calories. Just two regular sized Snickers bars equals five hundred calories.

Two Regular Sized Bags Of Skittles


This sugary rainbow treat tastes delightful, so it is easy to consume many bags without thinking, but just two regular sized bags of Skittles will reach the five hundred calorie mark.

Five Raw Golden Delicious Apples

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, and five apples a day will help keep the craving for Skittles and Snickers away. One raw golden delicious apple is about one hundred calories. Five of them equals about five hundred calories.

Jamba Juice Aloha Pineapple Original Size

Jamba Juice

Smoothies can be a healthy treat, but sometimes, all the sugar in them raises their caloric content. A Jamba Juice Aloha Pineapple original size is about five hundred calories and adding a boost or increasing the size, will add one hundred plus more calories.

Half A Dozen Hard Boiled Eggs

Half a dozen hard boiled eggs are close to five hundred calories. Since most do not enjoy so many eggs in one sitting, cutting the number down to two eggs and adding a little bacon and cheese will serve up a nice five hundred calorie breakfast.

A Nine Ounce Lean Steak

A nine-ounce lean steak cooked without the use of oil reaches almost five hundred calories. A fatty steak and seasonings will add a couple of hundred extra calories. Side dishes will further increase the number of calories.

A Half Rack Of Chili’s Baby Back Ribs

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The famous Chili's half rack of baby back ribs surprisingly sits at only four hundred and eighty calories, which leaves a little extra room for a few french fries or a light iced tea, bringing the meal to five hundred calories.

Five Fresh Potassium-Filled Raw Bananas

Believe it or not, five bananas are equivalent in calories to a Big Mac from McDonald’s. Five bananas are also low in fat and filled with essential nutrients like potassium. Five bananas in one sitting may be too many for most people, but luckily, just one banana is only one hundred calories contains important vitamins and nutrients, making it a healthy choice.