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Fast Food Breakfast: Options That Pack On 600+ Calories & Their Healthier Alternatives

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With the rush of modern life, more people are turning to fast food chains for breakfast-on-the-go. In our hurry to start our day, most of us forget to check the nutritional information. Well - we can help save you some time with this list! We've compiled the best and worst fast-food breakfasts. Fast food joints are making an effort to have healthier options. We've taken the time to compile a list of the best and worst choices you can make for a quick breakfast. 

 

 

Burger King:

BEST Choices:


  • French Toast Sticks, 3 pieces: 240 calories, 0 mg cholesterol, 13 g fat, 1 g fiber, 2.5 g saturated fat, 4 g protein, 260 mg sodium.

  • Ham Omelet Sandwich: 290 calories, 85 mg cholesterol, 13 g fat,  4.5 g saturated fat, 1 g fiber,  870 mg sodium.

WORST Choices:


  • Huge Omelet Sandwich: 730 calories, 330 milligrams of cholesterol, 45 grams of fat, 16 grams of saturated fat, and 1,940 mg sodium.

  • Double Crois san’Wich with sausage, egg, & cheese: 680 calories, 220 mg cholesterol, 51 grams of fat, 18 grams of saturated fat, and 1,590 mg sodium.

     

McDonald’s: 

BEST Choices:


  • Hotcakes (without syrup and margarine): 350 calories, 20mg cholesterol, 9 grams fat, 2 grams saturated fat , 3g fiber and 590mg sodium.

WORST Choices:


  • Big Breakfast with Hotcakes (Regular Size Biscuit): 1,090 calories, 575mg of cholesterol, 56 grams of fat, 19 grams of saturated fat, and 2,150 mg sodium.

  • Sausage, Egg & Cheese McGriddles: 560 calories, 265 mg cholesterol, 32 grams of fat, 12 grams of saturated fat, and 1,360 mg sodium.

Dunkin’ Donuts:

BEST Choices


  • Egg & Cheese Wake-up Wrap: 180 calories, 0mg cholesterol, 11 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 1g fiber, 8g protein, 470mg sodium.

  • Wheat Bagel: 280 calories, 0mg cholesterol, 1g fat, 0g saturated fat, 4g fiber, 13g protein, 500mg sodium.

WORST Choices


  • Chocolate Cake Donut: 590 calories, 39g fat, 25g saturated fat, 22g sugar, 390 mg sodium, 2g fiber.

  • Coffee Cake Muffin: 590 calories, 24g fat, 8g saturated fat, 65mg cholesterol, 480mg sodium, 1g fiber, 51g sugar.

  • Sausage, Egg & Cheese on a Croissant: 710 Calories, 49 g Fat, 20g saturated fat, 245mg cholesterol, 1,370mg sodium, 41g carbohydrates. 

     

Carl's Jr.

BEST Choices


  • French Toast Dips (without syrup): 430 calories, 0 mg cholesterol, 18 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, , 1 g fiber , 530 mg sodium.

WORST Choices


  • Breakfast Burger: 830 calories, 275 mg cholesterol, 47 g fat, 15 g saturated fat, 3 g fiber, 1580 mg sodium.

 

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