This or That Thursday: Breakfast
It's THIS OR THAT Thursday! This week we are taking a look at eating breakfast at home or at Caribou Coffee.
I thought about the value of eating in rather than eating out the other day as I was talking to someone about why I choose to make certain things at home. There are many benefits to cooking at home. Including nutrition and price.
So I decided to pick the meal I have at home most consistently and compare it to one of my favorite places for breakfast, Caribou Coffee!
Breakfast At Home:
I have nearly the same exact breakfast every day. I haven't gotten sick of it so why change it?
Bagel Breakfast Sandwich with Starbucks Cold Brew:
This week's bagel sandwich includes, 1 cinnamon raisin bagel, 2 slices of deli ham, 1 whole egg, 115 grams of egg whites, 1 slice of velveeta, 12 oz. of Starbucks cold brew (I buy a jug of it) with sugar free syrup.
Protein: 35 grams
Carbs: 48 grams
Fats: 8 grams
1 Bagel: 50 cents
2 Slices of Deli Ham: 62 cents
1 whole egg: 30 cents
115 grams of egg whites: 63 cents
1 slice of velveeta: 22 cents
12 oz. of Starbucks cold brew: $1.40
Breakfast At Caribou:
Although if I go to Caribou I do not always get the same breakfast sandwich for the purpose of this I went with the closest sandwich to what I eat at home.
Bacon, Egg, and Cheddar Bagel Breakfast Sandwich with a Cold Press:
This bagel sandwich includes, 1 plain bagel, 2 slices of bacon, 1 whole egg, a slice of cheddar, 12 oz. of cold brew with sugar free syrup.
Protein: 23 grams
Carbs: 61 grams
Fats: 23 grams
Breakfast Sandwich: $5.79
Small Cold Press: $4.79
As you can see eating at home, you not only get more food for less calories you save a ton of money!
Total savings: $6.91
If you stopped at Caribou 3 times a week for a month you would be spending: $126.96! Just on breakfast! What could you spend that on instead?
Going through fast food might (depending on the line) save you time, but that's about it.
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