Beware the Dollar Menu

In our travels, John and I usually stop at McDonald’s for breakfast. The other day we stopped at the one in Primm, Nevada. Typically, we each get an Egg McMuffin with no cheese and coffee. But, at this McDonald’s, the Sausage McMuffin with Egg was on the dollar menu. Hmmmm, $2.19 for the Egg McMuffin and $1 for the Sausage one. I stuck to the Egg McMuffin and John got the sausage one. In looking at the nutritional information, this is what I found. If you have an Egg McMuffin with no cheese, the values are 240 calories, about 7 grams of fat and 2 grams of fiber. Not the best but not a terrible breakfast on the road. The Sausage McMuffin with Egg (which also includes cheese) is a whopping 450 calories, 26 grams of fat and 2 of fiber. I think spending the extra $1.19 is worth it. Another tip, carry a little plastic knife with you and cut anything you get at a fast food place in half. It makes it last longer and is tidier to eat.

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