I’m not quite the cook that my wife is, but one thing I do like to make is Breakfast Burritos. In an effort not to gain (more) weight while unemployed, I’ve reduced the portion size to what I affectionately call my TTBB (Teeny Tiny Breakfast Burrito). I decided this evening to compare the health content of my product with that of the McDonald’s Sausage Burrito which seems to be about the same size.
1 High-fiber burrito
1 slice reduced fat cheddar cheese
2/3-3/4 helping of Lite Spam
2 “Large” eggs
You can imagine my shock when I calculated up the calories and fat grams and discovered that my TTBB’s are worse than McDonald’s. Holy cow, I wondered, if I’m using lower-badstuffs and higher-goodstuffs ingredients and I am worse than McDonald’s, what in the world are they using?! Where do they get their low-calorie, low-fat sausage and eggs?! Do they have some sort of Superfarm? They should totally advertise that!
TTBB: 330 calories, 21g of fat
McD’s: 300 calories, 16g of fat
The good news is that TTBB did comparatively well on saturated fats (TTBB=5, McD=7). The saving grace, I guess, is in total grams my TTBB is apparently larger than McD’s sausage burritos, and not by an insignificant margin (TTBB=199g, McD=111g). Which is weird, though, because despite the small size of the Sausage Burrito, my TTBB really does not seem that much larger. But I guess it has to be. And I do have to say TTBB is more filling than the Sausage Burrito, one of which does not constitute even a small meal (2 is borderline). I guess theirs is smaller than it looks and mine is larger.
So I guess I come out ahead.