If you’re the kind of person that has time to make their breakfast in the morning – kudos to you. Nothing beats the sound of sizzling bacon or the pop of the toaster signaling that your bagel has been toasted to perfection. But for those of us who have to buy breakfast on the fly, fast food is a saving grace. It’s quick, cheap, and you still get all the goodness of a homecooked, warm breakfast – just without all the work. If you’re in a rush and aren’t sure what to eat, here are 10 fast food breakfast choices to satisfy every need.
McDonald’s – Egg McMuffin
The Egg McMuffin has eggs (duh), Canadian bacon, and cheese sandwiched between a toasted English muffin. At 300 calories, it’s the perfect healthy breakfast if you’re watching your figure but don’t want to starve until lunch. Add a cup or coffee or a cappuccino on those mornings if you need even more help to make it to lunch!
Starbucks – Egg and Cheese Protein Box
The Egg and Cheese Protein Box has high-protein hard boiled eggs, multigrain muesli bread, and honey peanut butter, and comes complete with a side of fresh fruit. Although it’s not low-calorie, it is low-sodium, and this breakfast will keep you full long past lunch.
Looking for more diet-friendly options? Here are 10 more of the healthiest items at Starbucks!
Dunkin’ – Donuts
This one seems a bit obvious, but there’s no doubt that Dunkin’ Donuts does donuts better than anyone else. Pick your favorite from an entire menu of kaleidoscopic options or opt for a traditional glazed. What’s better is that these donuts are available all day. So that no matter what time you’re eating breakfast (late nightanyone?), you can always get a fresh donut.
Chick-Fil-A – Egg White Grill Sandwich
What could be better than Chick-Fil-A chicken? Chick-Fil-A chicken in a breakfast sandwich, that’s what. The Egg White Grilled Sandwich includes egg whites, grilled chicken, and cheese on a toasted multigrain English muffin. At 300 calories and 25 grams of protein, this fast food breakfast choice is the perfect fast food sandwich for dieters.
Burger King – French Toast Sticks
Okay, yum. We love an option that’s not eggs or oatmeal every once and a while – and what could be better than French Toast in dipping form? Nothing. I mean just look at them!
Burger King’s French Toast Sticks are not exactly the healthiest breakfast. They are high in sugar and are basically just deep fried carbs. But if you’re in the “treat yo’ self” kind of mood, these are the perfect go-to.
Panera – Steel Cut Oatmeal with Almonds, Quinoa, and Honey
Panera’s Steel Cut Oatmeal is one of the healthiest fast food breakfast choices on the market. Its only ingredients are steel cut oatmeal, almonds, organic quinoa, toasted almonds, cinnamon, and honey. At only 320 calories, this warm cereal makes a great choice for sustained energy all morning. Plus, you can now order online and have it delivered right to your office.
Taco Bell – Breakfast Soft Taco
Load your breakfast taco up with eggs, bacon, sausage, cheese, guac, or pico de gallo. Taco Bell is easy to customize, making it a great go-to if you have any kind of food allergies or follow a specific diet. Dairy-free or vegetarian? “Make it Fresca” and skip on the cheese, bacon, and sausage opting instead for fresh pico de gallo.
Wendy’s – Oatmeal Bar
Let’s face it. Eating a bowl of oatmeal and driving takes mad skill – and can be a bit dangerous. On those morning’s that you’re craving oatmeal but don’t want to drive with your knee, holding a bowl of oatmeal in one hand, feeding yourself with the other, praying you don’t drop any on your clothes, Wendy’s has you covered. Their Oatmeal Bar has whole oats, blueberries, and cranberries making it delicious, but high in sugar.
If you need an option without sugar, here are 10 other low sugar, low-calorie fast food options.
Chipotle – Salad Bowl
For those of you that aren’t into breakfast food – firstly, why? – secondly, Chipotle’s salad bowls are the perfect option for you! If you’re looking for a late breakfast that isn’t eggs or oatmeal, swing by Chipotle and grab a chicken, veggie, bean-filled meal.
This also makes a great option if you are vegan (opt for the Sofritas), low-calorie, paleo, gluten-free, or need a keto-friendly option.
Del Taco – Huevos Rancheros Epic Burrito
The name speaks for itself. The Del Taco Huevos Rancheros Epic Burrito is – in a word- epic. It’s packed full of scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, chorizo, beans, chile salsa, sour cream, and avocado – that makes it healthy, right? If you’ve got a big day ahead of you, this giant burrito is exactly what you need – and maybe a cup of coffee.
There’s no shortage of fast food breakfast out there. So on those mornings where the alarm keeps miraculously getting snoozed, try one of these 10 best fast food breakfast ideas. They might not all be the healthiest, but they are fast, delicious, and affordable. What more could you ask for?
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