24 Fast Food Breakfasts That Actually Aren’t Horrible For You

Your favorite fast foods, just slightly healthier.

Sometimes fast food is inevitable. It’s convenient and, let’s face it, delicious. So, you may as well know which menu options are best for you (or at least not the worst for you).

Sometimes fast food is inevitable. It's convenient and, let's face it, delicious. So, you may as well know which menu options are best for you (or at least not the worst for you).

BuzzFeed Health asked four registered dietitians to choose the healthiest options at a variety of fast food restaurants. They looked for items that had enough protein and fiber to promote satiety while keeping an eye on overall calories, as well as fat, sodium, and added sugar. Of course, dietary goals and needs vary from person to person. These items are general suggestions for healthier fast food ordering.

Meet our panel of nutritionists:

Abby Langer, Toronto-based registered dietitian
• Jessica Jones, of Food Heaven Made Easy and co-author of 28-Day Plant-Powered Health Reboot
Erica Giovinazzo, head coach and nutritionist at BRICK Los Angeles
• Ben Sit, Ontario-based registered dietitian and president of Evolved Sport and Nutrition

Alright, dig in!

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McDonald’s — Egg McMuffin with Ham

McDonald's — Egg McMuffin with Ham

“This classic is reasonable in calories, low in sugar, and reasonable in saturated fat,” Langer explains. “You might think I'd choose the oatmeal, but let this serve as a warning: that healthy-sounding item has 33 grams of sugar.”

Nutrition Info:
300 calories
11 grams protein
15 grams fat (7g saturated)
580 milligrams sodium
30 grams carbohydrates (1 grams fiber, 4 grams sugar)

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Starbucks — Egg and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich

Starbucks — Egg and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich

“I chose the egg and cheddar breakfast sandwich for its reasonable calories and sodium,” Langer says.

Nutrition Info:
280 calories
14 grams protein
13 grams fat (5g saturated)
460 milligrams sodium
27 grams carbohydrates (2 grams fiber, 2 grams sugar)

starbucks.com

Starbucks — Protein Bistro Box

Starbucks — Protein Bistro Box

“I also really love the protein bistro box, because of its variety,” Langer says.

Nutrition Info:
370 calories
13 grams protein
19 grams fat (6 grams saturated)
460 milligrams sodium
37 grams carbohydrates (5 grams fiber, 18 grams sugar)

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