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McDonald's Breakdown

McDonald's Breakdown

Whether or not we like to admit it, we all have to brave through a McDonald's meal every once and awhile (think road trips and quick meals for the kids). If you're like me and try to make the best out of it, you're going to go with a chicken meal. But how do you choose?

You probably want to go for the:
Asian Salad with Grilled Chicken (12.7 oz.) with the Newman's Own Low Fat Sesame Ginger Dressing (1.5 fl oz.): 380 calories, 12.5 grams of fat, 1570 mg of sodium and 37 grams of carbohydrates.

For other options

But if you just don't want a salad you may as well have the:
Premium Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich (8 oz.): 420 calories, 9 grams of fat, 1240 mg of sodium and 41 grams of carbohydrates.

You should definitely steer clear from the:
Premium Crispy Chicken Club (8 oz.): 680 calories, 29 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of trans fat, 1830 mg of sodium and 64 grams of carbohydrates.

Fit's Tip: To go the most healthy route, order the Asian Chicken salad without the dressing. This cuts out 90 calories, 2.5 grams of fat and 14 grams of carbohydrates.

Join The Conversation
jake100 jake100 9 years
Actually, I am a fan of the premium grilled chicken sandwich. I order it without mayonnaise which probably knocks off 5 grams of fat and 50 calories or so(I am assuming its reduced fat mayo- since it only has 9 grams of fat to begin with). That knocks it down to 370 calories and 4 grams of fat. Not too bad, right? And it tastes great.
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
sad, I just ate the chicken club for dinner last night, my son was desperate for nuggets and apples. MD is a treat we don't go often but still, I had to pick the one with so many calories- yuck!
PinkNC PinkNC 10 years
Well I hate the mayo too but only because I am a Miracle Whip gal.
MissBonnie21 MissBonnie21 10 years
I like the new southwest salads and the snack wraps, lucky me that I dont like salad dressing or mayo or bbq sauce so I always skip out on those calories. I also like just the plain grilled chix sandwich ya know chicken and bread. I like it when I am running outa time before I have to get to work.
OMGSeriously OMGSeriously 10 years
I'm hungy now
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Hey SweetPeasMom, take a look at Jack in the Box Break Down... to see where your Southwest Pita fits in. :) Enjoy!
DStirk DStirk 10 years
omg my husband ate a crispy chicken thing there the other day -- i am so grossed out!
nycgirl nycgirl 10 years
I prefer Whoppers from BK. *sigh* I haven't had one of those in probably 6 months. I miss the days when I could eat junk food/fast food and not feel guilty about it!!
azucar_maddy azucar_maddy 10 years
Luckily, fast food is never enticing to me since I don't eat meat or fish!
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 10 years
Fit, can you break down Jack In The Box's menu for me? I like the Southwest Pita, which probably means it's crammed with fat.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
Salsa is my savior when I'm dieting. I put it on EVERYTHING.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
MMmmm that does sound good. I just put salt and a teeny tiny amount of pepper on mine
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
Man, I'm jealous of your egg whites right now! At my old job, we had a cafeteria there and I'd order breakfast every morning - egg whites with low-fat cheese, and I'd put salsa on top. That was pretty good.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
Ha yea Whip and my eggwhites are a stack of butterly syrupy pancakes!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
Maybe if I REALLY use my imagination, I can pretend that this vanilla Dannon Light yogurt I'm eating is a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit with a hashbrown on the side. Nah. It's not working.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
ick, it's scary what we put into our bodies. Still, I would love a Quarter Pounder with Cheese and some fries right about now. ahhh...I'll keep dreaming!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
Sadly, this post just makes me want to go out and inhale a Big Mac and super-size fries. I haven't had one in so long and they're one of my weaknesses.
Moni-B Moni-B 10 years
But for the salad, without the dressing, how much sodium would that have? ~M~
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
1830 mg of sodium makes me want to puke.
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