11 Very Scary Fast Food Breakfasts

Before you take a bite of that Egg McMuffin, you might want to take a gander at this list of some of the WORST fast food breakfasts you can snarf. What make them really bad? A combination of things including ridiculously high sodium, saturated fat and caloric content.     

  1. Carl’s Jr Breakfast Burger
  2. McDonald’s Big Breakfast with Hot-cakes
  3. Burger King Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Platter
  4. Burger King Double Croissan’wich with Sausage Egg and Cheese
  5. Hardee’s Double Sausage Egg n’ Cheese Biscuit
  6. Hardee’s Loaded Breakfast Burrito
  7. Hardee’s Low Carb Breakfast Bowl
  8. Jack in the Box Steak and Egg Burrito
  9. Jack in the Box Extreme Sausage Sandwich
  10. Chick-fil-A Sausage Biscuit
  11. Cick-fil-A Chicken Egg and Cheese Bagel on a Sunflower Multigrain Bagel

To see the breakdown of calories, fat calories, total fat, saturated fat and sodium for each item, visit The Green Daily. Continue Reading

How To: Growing Sprouts.

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All you need is a mason jar.

Growing sprouts is super easy, super inexpensive, super nutritious, and makes a super great project for those who aren’t home often and have a hard time taking care of other plants.

Simply pick your seeds, such as “alfalfa, broccoli, buckwheat, cabbage, chickpea, garlic, lentil, oats, yellow mustard, peas, onion, radish, sunflower, fennel, arugula, pink kale, fenugreek, wheat, or wheatgrass.” Soak them overnight, and then let ’em sprout!

Check out Dave’s blog for details, as well as the links Dave used for inspiration: The Cheap Vegetable Gardener (quoted above) and SproutPeople.com Continue Reading

Make Your Own Power Bars

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My husband tries to bake his version of a Power Bar using GrapeNuts and peanut butter.  Do you know how hard GrapeNuts are to chew even BEFORE you bake all the moisture out of them? Let me tell you, after they cool they’re as hard to chew as, say, a piece of wood.  To save my pearly new dental veneers, I’m going to copy this recipe and tape it to our pantry door.  KC at PracticalHacks has provided the power bar recipe to save you money and give you control over ingredients, and the size of your bar (thus calories).  Continue Reading