During Super Bowl XLIV, most of America saw the commercial for Denny’s Free Grand Slam Breakfast. It’s the second year the diner is offering this promotion, and it will no doubt lead to very long lines on Tuesday, February 9, when the free breakfast is available.
While the meal might not cost you anything, your body will pay dearly.
Made of 2 pancakes, 2 sausage links, 2 strips of bacon and 2 fried eggs, the original Denny’s Grand Slam Breakfast has:
- 795 Calories
- 50g Fat (daily recommendation is 65g total)
- 460mg Cholesterol (more than the 300mg/day recommendation)
- 2237mg Sodium (more than the 2200mg/day recommendation)
- 65g Carbs
- 2g Dietary Fiber
- 4g Sugar
- 34g Protein
More than 50 percent of this meal’s calories come from fat, 56.6 percent to be exact. And this doesn’t account for syrup, butter, salt or other condiments added to the meal once it arrives at your table.
No such thing as a free meal? Like we said, you’ll pay for this one in fat, calories and sodium.
Make your own Grand Slam Breakfast at home:
You can make a much more nutritious version of this classic breakfast right in your own kitchen.
- Try whole grain pancakes. You can even buy a mix at the store. Add blueberries and top with honey instead of syrup.
- Try scrambled egg whites, or one whole egg with two whites. Add your favorite veggies for extra flavor and nutrition.
- Try turkey sausage or turkey bacon, but not both.