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  •  When I travel to remote locations, I have been (5+ / 0-)
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    catwho, Brian A, Gooserock, BlackSheep1, boran2

    known to hit a McDonalds and buy their oatmeal with nuts and fruit.  It's about 1000x healthier than the McMuffin nightmares that quickly punish your insides. And yup, the salads.  This is a really politically incorrect thing to say, but poverty doesn't require that anyone choose the worse food possible.

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    by bigtimecynic on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 11:15:50 AM PST

    •  There Are Conflicting Requirements for Food (9+ / 0-)

      The immediate thing you need if you're poor is energy to get you through as many hours as possible. Salad and oatmeal are miserable for that; one of the best things for enduring energy is fat, and it's especially useful if you're doing hard work and in cold weather.

      Fatty foods are often cheaper than good lean meat.

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      by Gooserock on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 11:59:32 AM PST

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    •  I'm actually sort of a fan of McMuffins (2+ / 0-)
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      Alexandra Lynch, catwho

      That's probably my favorite meat-containing item on a McDonalds menu.  I've made 'em, there's just a slice of ham, an egg, and an english muffin (plus whatever they're using for griddle oil these days).  Not remotely five-star winning for health, mind you, but miles better than anything else on the breakfast menu as far as I'm concerned.  Just skip the hash browns.

      (I can't eat oatmeal.  Even the really bulky hardcore kind leaves me shaking with blood sugar crashes a half hour later.  Never mind the McDonalds variety that's pulverized into dust.  It's crazy what that stuff does to me.)

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