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7 Fast Food Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy

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Getting breakfast from a fast food joint? Sounds like a diet disaster! Well these days, you are in luck. There happens to be many options for a quick breakfast run that aren’t half bad and you won’t have to pray over it first! According to Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD, spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, “It is about finding a good mix of complex carbs like whole grains, protein, and healthy fats to keep you satisfied.”

Many food giants are rolling out healthy breakfast options, that even your doctor can’t deny! Here are just a few:

Subway 6” Egg & Cheese Omelet Sandwich (with Regular Egg) (vegetarian)

360 calories
19 g protein
12 g fat (4.5 g saturated, 0 g trans)
860 mg sodium
6 g sugar

How about Dunkin’ Donuts? Here’s what you can eat:

Dunkin’ Donuts Two Egg-White Sausage Wake-Up Wraps

300 calories
18 g protein
14 g fat (6 g saturated, 0 g trans)
720 mg sodium
28 g carbohydrates (2 g fiber, 2 g sugar)

Then what about McDonald’s? The McDonald’s menu is full of items both healthy and unhealthy. Thankfully, there are some options that won’t set you off on the wrong foot, nutritionally. Here are a few of the healthiest breakfast options on the McDonald’s menu.

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McDonald’s Egg White McMuffin w/ Ham

250 calories

Fat: 8 grams

Sodium: 770 milligrams

(It’s low in calories and fat, but high in sodium)

McDonald’s Fruit & Maple Oatmeal

Fruit & Maple Oatmeal
Calories: 290
Fat: 4 grams
Sodium: 160 milligrams

Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites

There are plenty of good breakfast options at Starbucks, but the sous vide egg bites are best if you’re craving eggs sans bread. The Starbucks sous vide egg bites are super high in protein, have adequate calories (170 to 350 calories) depending on flavor, and contain no carbs. They also have 13 grams of protein, and only seven grams of fat.

Taco Bell Breakfast Soft Taco

What’s great about ordering at Taco Bell is that you can customize your meal in anyway you want. The go-to options are the breakfast soft tacos, which you can load up with eggs, cheese, guac, or pico de gallo. The “Make It Fresca” option at Taco Bell replaces dairy- and mayo-based sauces and guacamole with pico de gallo. This automatically subtracts 20 calories from your meal. It has 240 calories, is fairly low in sodium, and is high in protein and delicious flavor.

COSI – Spinach Florentine Breakfast Wrap

Dr. Gerbstadt shares that this meal “refuels you and keeps you satisfied so you don’t overdo it the rest of the day. The fiber and protein content is much higher than you’d usually find in a breakfast meal.” On the downside of things, the fat content is

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