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Calories in Brunch Foods 2010-05-22 04:33:50

Which Brunch Food Contains More Calories?

When the weekend comes, my family loves to get together and make all the tasty brunch items we don't have time for during the week. In case you were wondering how they compare calorie-wise, take this fun little quiz.

Which Brunch Food Contains More Calories?

Which contains more calories?

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danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
"2 tablespoons whipped cream (104 calories)"Yeah, if you're at Starbucks. If you're anywhere else or even at home, you most likely have the Reddi Whip kind which is 15 calories for 2 tbsps. Nutritionally, the strawberries is better than the maple syrup (Trader Joe's brand, real stuff: 1/4 c = 200 calories and 53g of sugar). Might as well have soda for breakfast. Bacon = pure fat, processed, cancer causing... hash browns? Heaven on earth :) And if you use olive oil, they're heart healthy.
danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
"2 tablespoons whipped cream (104 calories)" Yeah, if you're at Starbucks. If you're anywhere else or even at home, you most likely have the Reddi Whip kind which is 15 calories for 2 tbsps. Nutritionally, the strawberries is better than the maple syrup (Trader Joe's brand, real stuff: 1/4 c = 200 calories and 53g of sugar). Might as well have soda for breakfast. Bacon = pure fat, processed, cancer causing... hash browns? Heaven on earth :) And if you use olive oil, they're heart healthy.
pixiedusk pixiedusk 5 years
4/5 yey! I didnt know yougurt can have more calories its prolly the other stuff! But im happy with my score yey!
Spectra Spectra 5 years
I don't eat foods like this for brunch in general--my idea of a good brunch is a nice bowl of oatmeal with fruit and a cup or two of coffee. And even though the strawberries and cream have more calories, it's a lot more nutritious than the maple syrup. Syrup is basically just empty calories; at least strawberries are loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. Plus they're a lot more satisfying.
Spectra Spectra 5 years
I don't eat foods like this for brunch in general--my idea of a good brunch is a nice bowl of oatmeal with fruit and a cup or two of coffee. And even though the strawberries and cream have more calories, it's a lot more nutritious than the maple syrup. Syrup is basically just empty calories; at least strawberries are loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. Plus they're a lot more satisfying.
opentypeA opentypeA 5 years
Not a fan of question 3... five calories is not enough of a variation to say that they're really any different... You could get that much variation in how big the eggs are, even.
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 5 years
You didn't mention the size of the waffle. :-/ Oh well, I don't think I've ever even had one. So, how would I know?! :)
Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 5 years
This is making me excited for my brunch date in an hour with one of my girlfriends! I already know what I'm having. It's a veggie omelet (no cheese), with a side salad, and a couple pieces of whole wheat toast (no butter). Oh and COFFEE! Lots of coffee. I'm pretty sure that's a guilt free brunch if I've ever heard of one.
delightfairy delightfairy 6 years
I have only one right.
delightfairy delightfairy 6 years
I have only one right.
mocha7 mocha7 6 years
I have to study on my calorie counting you think your getting the healthiest,NOT!
Smacks83 Smacks83 6 years
I would probably still go for the omelet and not the yogurt because it would have more filling protein than the yogurt mix (plus much much less sugar). Personally I just tend to find it more satisfying.Then again I could never eat a whole 3 egg omelet, just too much food I think.My only issue with the omelet is where the heck do you find a place that only gives you 1oz of cheese in there (usually have big old gobs of it). Same with yogurt. Most brunch places don't give you natural healthy granola with your yogurt and berries, they give you the really sugar-packed stuff.
Smacks83 Smacks83 6 years
I would probably still go for the omelet and not the yogurt because it would have more filling protein than the yogurt mix (plus much much less sugar). Personally I just tend to find it more satisfying. Then again I could never eat a whole 3 egg omelet, just too much food I think. My only issue with the omelet is where the heck do you find a place that only gives you 1oz of cheese in there (usually have big old gobs of it). Same with yogurt. Most brunch places don't give you natural healthy granola with your yogurt and berries, they give you the really sugar-packed stuff.
sunshinepointe sunshinepointe 6 years
The waffle thing surprised me :)
kashore kashore 6 years
Where did these figures come from? I checked several different sources and 1 large egg has ~75 calories (not 54, which is 163/3).
MrsRachel MrsRachel 6 years
I don't think that they did a good job on their calorie counting....at least not according the food labels in MY kitchen!
shiningeyes shiningeyes 6 years
I'm happy my veggie sausage wins, at least. I'll definitely have to look more into Belgian waffles vs whole wheat pancakes. As an aside, I love the idea of getting together with my family once a week at a brunch.
shiningeyes shiningeyes 6 years
I'm happy my veggie sausage wins, at least. I'll definitely have to look more into Belgian waffles vs whole wheat pancakes. As an aside, I love the idea of getting together with my family once a week at a brunch.
darc5204 darc5204 6 years
3 eggs for 163 calories? No way.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 6 years
<i>Even if the yogurt+granola+fruit has more calories, the omelet could be loaded with saturated fat and cholesterol. Fewer calories does not always mean healthier.</i>Exactly! If my daddy was looking at those two as options, I'd encourage him to get the yogurt. Fewer calories <b>absolutely</b> does not mean healthier.And Fit, it'd take about 3/4 of a cup for me to have 220 calories of (full fat, completely delicious) granola in my yogurt. I just ran to the kitchen to double check that. Once I had 3/4 of a cup of granola and a quarter cup of blueberries, I'd have more fillings than yogurt, and who actually eats like that? That's the problems with the first question, Fit. Implying that a cheesy omlette is healthier than low fat yogurt with granola and fruit is ridiculous.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 6 years
Even if the yogurt+granola+fruit has more calories, the omelet could be loaded with saturated fat and cholesterol. Fewer calories does not always mean healthier. Exactly! If my daddy was looking at those two as options, I'd encourage him to get the yogurt. Fewer calories absolutely does not mean healthier. And Fit, it'd take about 3/4 of a cup for me to have 220 calories of (full fat, completely delicious) granola in my yogurt. I just ran to the kitchen to double check that. Once I had 3/4 of a cup of granola and a quarter cup of blueberries, I'd have more fillings than yogurt, and who actually eats like that? That's the problems with the first question, Fit. Implying that a cheesy omlette is healthier than low fat yogurt with granola and fruit is ridiculous.
margokhal margokhal 6 years
I hate eggs. But I know they have a lot of cholesterol and fat, so the comparison with the yogurt and granola isn't really fair. At least the yogurt concoction has more complex carbs and will probably keep you full longer than the cheese omlette.Also, how many eggs are we using, and are we just using egg whites? You can cut a lot of calories and cholesterol just by cutting the yolk!
margokhal margokhal 6 years
I hate eggs. But I know they have a lot of cholesterol and fat, so the comparison with the yogurt and granola isn't really fair. At least the yogurt concoction has more complex carbs and will probably keep you full longer than the cheese omlette. Also, how many eggs are we using, and are we just using egg whites? You can cut a lot of calories and cholesterol just by cutting the yolk!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 6 years
I think we could talk more about brunch items, or taking favorite brunch foods and incorporating them into a healthy lifestyle
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 6 years
These are kind of subjective. :) The granola that I eat is not over 200 calories for a serving, so I think it would end up less calories than an omelette. Btw, I thought eggs were about 75 cals each? Which would make a 3 egg omelette 225 calories before you add the cheese.
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