Sunday, January 29, 2012

Breakfast with a serial killer: Dexter

The breakfast of champions.  

Who doesn't love Dexter?  I thought that it might be interesting to breakdown his breakfast routine.  Good?  Bad?  Healthy?  Killer? How many calories are in Dexter's Breakfast?

After watching several seasons of Dexter and sitting through the majority of the curiously long introductions, I began to crave ham, eggs and coffee!  I admit that his morning routine looks pretty tasty.  We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so here is the breakdown:

Of course as a Barber, I avoid the bloody shave when possible.

Ham or Canadian Bacon:
3oz serving of Ham or Canadian Bacon.  This is more than we see Dexter eating but it's a bit more realistic for our purposes.
Calories: 139  Calories from fat: 66
14 Grams of protein
3.3 Grams Carbohydrates

One egg with Hot Sauce: 
Serving size is one Large egg.  If you feel like you may require 2 or 3, simply add it up.  The math is simple.
Calories:  90  Calories from fat: 63
6.3 Grams of protein
0.4 Grams Carbohydrates
The hot sauce is basically just adding a lot of sodium. 

Coffee from a French Press: 
A 6oz cup of coffee from a french press has only 2-3 calories max.  Just watch out for the creamers and sugar.  Before you know it, you may have added up to 60-70 more calories without batting an eyelash.  Black coffee, no cream or sugar, has plenty of antioxidants and basically no fat.  So, don't feel too guilty indulging.

Blood Orange Juice:
8oz serving of freshly squeezed Blood-Orange juice.  Blood orange is one of my favorites but it's use in the Dexter title sequence just seems to make sense.
Calories: 112  Calories from fat: 6
1.6 Grams of Protein
25.6 Grams Carbohydrates

The Totals: 
Total Calories: 343  Total Calories from Fat: 135
Total Grams of Protein: 21.9
Total Grams Carbohydrates: 29.3

Overall a pretty awesome breakfast.  This meal is fairly high in fat and carbs but honestly, if you are going to have any, it is best to have them for breakfast or lunch.  I don't want to get into a discussion of nutrition (even though I studied it in college) given that I am not a professional.  Personally, I love to treat myself to this meal 2-3 times a week with a couple pieces of toast or a bagel.  This is probably loads better for me than most of the other options that usually entice me. 

-Buster A. Boyd **nutrition information was obtained from the back of my Nutrition Text book from College.

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