Eat This, Not That: Hardee’s biscuits

| April 30, 2010

Photo from Hardees.com.

When it comes to breakfast, it is hard to resist a made-from-scratch biscuit. Hardee’s offers their own Made from Scratch biscuits that can include gravy, sausage or a pork chop. While adding all those together may seem like a great breakfast combo, it is a bad idea when attempting to eat healthy. The meats and gravy are high in calories, so let’s see how the Pork Chop ‘N’ Gravy Biscuit stacks up against the company’s Cinnamon ‘N’ Raisin Biscuit.

Calories:

Pork Chop ‘N’ Gravy Biscuit has 680 calories.

Cinnamon ‘N’ Raisin Biscuit has 300 calories.

Difference: 380, or 19 percent of your daily calorie intake based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

Grams of Fat:

Pork Chop ‘N’ Gravy Biscuit has 42g total fat, 8g saturated fat.

Cinnamon ‘N’ Raisin Biscuit has 15g total fat, 3g saturated fat.

Difference: 27g total fat, 5g saturated fat

Adding meat and gravy to a biscuit piles on the calories and fat, so try replacing the meat with something healthier like cinnamon and raisins. You still get a full-flavored breakfast with the Cinnamon ‘N’ Raisin Biscuit, but not the calories of the Pork Chop ‘N’ Gravy Biscuit.

*Nutrition information from Hardee’s.

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