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Healthy Fast Food Breakfast Choices

Top Healthy Fast Food Breakfast Choices

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, but should you skip it if there is nothing but fast food joints on the horizon? Not so much. The good news is that Yahoo Food has done the dirty work for us and come up with the best fast food breakfast items at some of the most notorious fast food joints. You may be pleasantly surprised, so here are highlights on a few healthy fast food breakfast ideas:

McDonald's:

  • Fruit n' Yogurt Parfait with Granola: 160 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated), 5mg cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 1g fiber, 4g protein
  • Snack Size Fruit and Walnut Salad: 210 calories, 8g fat (1.5g saturated), 5mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 2g fiber, 4g protein

Starbucks:

  • Spinach, Roasted Tomato, Feta, and Egg Wrap: (It's a little high in fat but compensates with lots of fiber and protein.) 240 calories, 10g fat (3.5g saturated), 140mg cholesterol, 730mg sodium, 7g fiber, 13g protein
  • A Skinny Latte and a package of SB's dried fruit and nut mix: Latte (12-oz. "tall"): 90 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated), 5mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 0g fiber, 0g protein, Fruit/nut packet: 150 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 2g fiber, 4g protein

There are more including choices from Jamba Juice and Dunkin' Donuts so

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Jamba Juice:

  • Any 16-oz. "Jamba Light" smoothie: 150-160 calories, 0-0.5g fat (0g saturated), 5mg cholesterol, 210-220mg sodium, 2-3g fiber, 6g protein
  • Any 16-oz. "All Fruit" smoothie: 200-220 calories, 0-0.5g fat (0g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 5-20mg sodium, 4g fiber, 1-2g protein

Dunkin' Donuts: (Last resort only!)

  • Egg and Cheese English Muffin Sandwich: 280 calories, 9g fat (4.5g saturated), 140mg cholesterol, 1010mg sodium (yikes — that's why it's your last resort), 1g fiber, 15g protein
  • 4 Powdered Cake doughnut holes: 260 calories, 15g fat, 7g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 2g fiber, 3g protein

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ElleJay ElleJay 7 years
i love the fruit and walnut salad!
cereal_please cereal_please 7 years
The fruit and yogurt parfait is probably my favorite thing to ever come out of McDonald's. For a while, it was the cheapest food item in the food court of the mall I worked at too.
ckeller825 ckeller825 7 years
everytime I crave ice cream I always get a fruit & yogurt parfait to curb the craving...yummm
Emiily Emiily 7 years
I love McD's egg mcmuffin so much. At home I like to have pancakes or waffles with fruit. Or eggs. Or oatmeal.
jlr32phl jlr32phl 7 years
in what universe do 4 donut holes make a satisfying breakfast? i'd be starving 15 minutes later...
catander catander 7 years
I'm pretty sure the latte has to have protein in it. Milk has protein, and that's the basis of the latte.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
If I go to Dunkies I just got a plain old english muffin, no need for the egg and cheese.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
I'd rather eat at Dunkies and consume more calories than go to either of those other places. Ick.
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