Wow, very passionate reactions! I think it's great that so many of you care about what you are eating, and that is definitely the "point" of this article -- to get us all thinking about the choices we make, not to condemn green beans or onions or even cheese at all. (I love cheese AND bacon!) In fact, the focus was not on calories but what nutrients the ingredients provide. All of these ingredients were compared side by side using the nutritional information provided by the USDA, which is available to anyone, and we encourage you to compare the items yourself. Go to Nutrition.gov.