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Monday, January 21, 2013

So yesterday I started craving one of my favorite, incredibly unhealthy breakfasts: A sausage and cheese croissant from Burger King.

Well, add a small hashbrown, and we have a meal of over 640 calories, without adding the condiments for my coffee.

So, I snagged a box of small croissants from Kroger yesterday, and this morning... I made my OWN breakfast sandwich.

1 small croissant, no extra butter or anything: 171 calories.
Banquet turkey sausage patties: 2 on the sandwich, 2 on the side (yes, 4!): 180 calories.
1 slice of Borden 2% cheese: 50 calories.

So. With FOUR patties instead of one regular, I'm sitting on 401 calories.

So I get to have my favorite breakfast, with more meat, so it's more filling, and it's way better for me. Plus, I'm saving gas and not paying $3 for the privilege! This whole thing cost me maybe .75, considering the price of the much larger boxes here.

This is what making healthy choices are all about. Enjoying the things you love, but *better!*
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  • EVER-HOPEFUL
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    1409 days ago
  • JADOMB
    SODIUM is sooooo good. LOL You did great avoiding it and all the other bad stuff that comes with that "good" food. I'm proud of you.
    1409 days ago
  • KICKINGKILOS
    Now I feel soooo hungry;)
    You are right...trying to be healthy does not mean depriving yourself...it simply means to eat better.


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    1411 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/23/2013 10:04:11 PM
  • PRAIRIECROCUS
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    1413 days ago
  • VTRICIA
    Great idea! Though I overdid it with croissant sandwiches a few years ago and had a gall bladder attack. Getting old stinks.
    1413 days ago
  • REFINING_LIFE
    That's awesome! I always love the meal makeovers, finding ways to enjoy delicious food without killing the calorie goal!
    1413 days ago
  • OBIESMOM2
    I love coming up with healthier substitutes!

    Instead of a Chick Fil A sandwich, we buy the Kroger brand of breaded chicken tenders (in the frozen food section). Bake them on a pizza stone about 5 minutes or so longer that the directions specify. They are good & crispy. Takes care of my fried chicken craving every time!

    I also like pizzas made using a pita for the crust.
    1413 days ago
  • 1STATEOFDENIAL
    Good job! Almost every item you can get at a fast food place you can make yourself at home healthier, often times tastier, and cheaper. It takes a little time and effort, but you're definitely worth it!
    1414 days ago
  • MERRY_XMAS
    Homemade food is simply amazing!
    Yesterday I made pop corn for the first time!
    http://gourmetfood.about.c
    om/od/specialtyfoodrecipes/r/st
    ovepopcorn.htm


    1414 days ago
  • _MOBII_
    MMMMmmm!
    Good thinking!
    1414 days ago
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