“Eating healthy is expensive.” I am sick of hearing this! It’s not true! Not by a long shot! I have decided to compare the McDonalds dollar menu with the primal/paleo dollar menu. I have decided to start with the McDonalds sausage biscuit and compare it to a primal/paleo meal that consists of coconut, eggs, banana and spinach. The total cost is identical. My meal wins hands down in the nutrition and taste arena. My meal takes a few minutes to make and is much more enjoyable.
Not only is the cost identical but it it will save you thousands of dollars over your lifetime because you will thrive when you eat meals like mine! This is real folks! I encourage you to dive in. My only goal is to help as many people as possible thrive in today’s world – are you ready?
McDonalds Sausage Biscuit Ingredients
A McDonalds sausage biscuit costs $1. Sounds like a great deal, right? Not so fast. Have you ever looked at the ingredients of this thing they like to call food for some odd reason? You can view it yourself by clicking here. Let’s take a look:
Enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), cultured nonfat buttermilk, vegetable oil (palm oil, palm kernel oil), water, leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate), contains 2% or less of the following: salt, sugar, modified cellulose, wheat protein isolate, natural flavor (botanical source), soy lecithin.
CONTAINS WHEAT, MILK AND SOY LECITHIN. Prepared with Liquid Margarine:
Liquid soybean oil and hydrogenated cottonseed and soybean oils, water, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, soy lecithin, mono-and diglycerides, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (preservatives), artificial flavor, citric acid, vitamin A palmitate, beta carotene (color).
CONTAINS: SOY LECITHIN.
How does this sound to you now?! Is this something that you want to spend your hard earned $1 on? Would you rather spend your $1 on a delicious, nutritious meal that takes a few minutes to create? One that has real food ingredients that even your 3 year old child would recognize as food?
I pray that you say yes…
Coconut Egg Primeal Ingredients
- 1 TBSP Nutiva organic coconut oil = $0.20
- 3 large eggs from Trader Joe’s in Chicago = $0.45
- 1 large banana from Trader Joe’s in Chicago = $0.19
- 3 TBSP Let’s Do Organic Shredded Coconut = $0.09
- 1/2 cup organic spinach from Costco in Grand Rapids, MI = $0.13
Total cost = $1.06
Isn’t this amazing? One of the world’s most nutritious, quality, delicious meals costs the same (or less) compared to a sausage biscuit from McDonalds. I bet less than a dozen people in this entire world had any idea. I am on a mission to completely debunk the myth that “eating healthy is expensive.” I have no idea where people draw this conclusion but it’s completely absurd! Totally baloney!
My Primeal has a total of 5 ingredients. I am not even sure why I say ingredients. It’s all real, whole, pure food! The coconut oil is coconut oil. The eggs are eggs. The banana is a banana. The shredded coconut is coconut. The spinach is spinach and it’s even organic! The prices are real too! You may even find them for less!
McDonalds Sausage Biscuit Nutrition Breakdown
- 430 calories
- 11 grams protein (yikes – super low!!)
- 1080 mg sodium (yikes!)
- 10 IU Vitamin A
- 0% DV Vitamin C
- 70 mg Calcium
- 2.5 mg Iron
- Nothing else stands out!
Not much there folks! Click here to view it at their site!
Coconut Egg Primeal Nutrition Breakdown
- 538 calories (100 more units of energy!)
- 22 grams protein (double the sausage biscuit!!)
- 229 mg sodium (75% less!)
- 2212 IU Vitamin A (wowzers!)
- 25% DV Vitamin C (well, the biscuit had 0…)
- 104 mg Calcium (wins again!)
- 4.0 mg Iron (I win again)
That’s not all folks! My Primeal that costs the same as the McDonalds sausage biscuit contains at least 25% of the DV for the following vitamins and minerals…
- Vitamin A – 44%
- Vitamin C – 25%
- Vitamin K – 92%
- Riboflavin – 50%
- Vitamin B6 – 36%
- Folate – 31%
- Vitamin B12 – 32%
- Pantothenic Acid – 27%
- Phosphorus – 35%
- Manganese – 46%
- Selenium – 74%
What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below.