Morning, sunshine! You’re ready to face the day. On your way to work, you stop at the local McDonald’s drive-thru to pick up a breakfast that will fuel you through your busy morning. You drive up to the ordering speaker, and stare down the brightly lit menu. Before you order, chew on this: a list of your worst- and best- choices.
1. Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit
It’s delicious, but it is also packed with 520 calories and 30 grams of fat. That’s half of your recommended daily intake for fat grams, if you’re counting.
2. Sausage, Egg and Cheese McGriddle
Who thought of this beauty? Pancake, syrup, sausage, cheese and eggs all rolled into a portable sandwich. How handy! What if we told you it contains 560 calories and 32 grams of fat? Not so handy now, is it?
3. Deluxe Breakfast
Like mom used to make! Hotcakes, sausage, hash browns, eggs and a biscuit. It’s like Sunday morning! Hate to burst your nostalgic bubble, but it’s got 1090 calories and 56 grams of fat, too. Oh, and that doesn’t even include the syrup and butter- which contain an additional 220 calories, if you use both.
4. McSkillet Burrito
A warm flour tortilla, sausage, peppers, eggs, potatoes, cheese, 610 calories and 36 grams of fat- that’s what it contains, folks! Yum!
1. Egg McMuffin
An English muffin, egg, cheese and a slice of Canadian bacon. For just 300 calories and 12 grams of fat, this choice is always a winner!
2. Sausage McMuffin
English muffin? Check. American cheese slice? Check. Breakfast sausage patty? Check. No eggs on this one, but it’s still yummy. And it’s got 370 calories and 22 grams of fat. Still a higher-fat choice, but the calories are reasonable for breakfast.
3. Sausage Burrito
A warm flour tortilla envelopes sausage, eggs, peppers and cheese, for only 300 calories and 16 grams of fat. Yummy!
4. Southern Style Chicken Biscuit
Not exactly the signature of health, but at 410 calories and 20 grams of fat, it still makes a better menu choice than many other options.