“Cheap food is an illusion.”

From the New York Times:

Dinner for 4 at McDonald’s
2 Big Macs
1 cheeseburger
1 6-pc. Chicken McNugget
2 medium fries
2 small fries
2 medium sodas
2 small sodas

900 calories
37 grams fat
123 grams carbohydrates
23 grams protein

$27.89

 

Homemade dinner for 4 of baked chicken, baked potatoes, bread, and salad

934 calories
39 grams fat
80 grams carbohydrates
67 grams protein

$13.78

 

Homemade dinner for 4 of pinto beans (cooked with bacon) and rice

571 calories
15 grams fat
83 grams carbohydrates
26 grams protein

$9.26

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2 comments on ““Cheap food is an illusion.”

  1. BearDrummer says:

    and you can’t live that cheaply and stay healthy.

  2. givesgoodemail says:

    As has been said before, “The only things Americans fear is inconvenience.”

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