5 Of The Healthiest Fast Food Breakfast Items

Between early hours, the snooze button, and prepping for work, it can be nearly impossible to get in a quality breakfast. Naturally, what usually happens is you end up grabbing something through a drive-through at your local fast food chain; however, what if you’re trying to turn over a new leaf and clean up your diet? Luckily, franchises are starting to stock up on the healthiest breakfast items for their health-conscious customers. And, also luckily, these items aren’t lacking in flavor or substance.

Each of the healthiest breakfast items from your favorite fast food joints is outlined below. Each option is low sodium, low sugar, contains less than 600 calories, and contains ample amounts of protein and complex carbohydrates to keep you feeling full until lunch. We also chose options that can be enjoyed without extra sauce and dressings, which keeps artificial flavors and preservatives to a minimum.

 

1. McDonald’s

Healthiest Fast Food Breakfast Items | Egg White Delight | FastFoodMenuPrices.comFruit and Yogurt Parfait

The Fruit and Yogurt Parfait is for the sweet (but healthy) breakfast lovers out there. Each bite is filled with creamy low-fat vanilla yogurt, blueberries and strawberries, and a crunchy granola topping.

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait Nutrition Info:

Calories: 150
Fat: 2g
Carbohydrates: 30g
Sugars: 22g
Protein: 4g
Sodium: 75mg

Egg White Delight

The Egg White Delight McMuffin is made with fresh grilled egg whites, sans the yolks, and is topped with Canadian bacon, white cheddar, sandwiched between a warm English muffin for a tasty, clean, and filling breakfast.

Egg White Delight Nutrition Info:

Calories: 280
Fat: 10g
Carbohydrates: 29g
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 18g
Sodium: 690mg

Fruit and Maple Oatmeal

The Fruit and Maple Oatmeal is chock full of filling whole grain oats, red and green apples, cranberries and two varieties of raisins. Order it without brown sugar for a low-sugar option.

Fruit and Maple Oatmeal Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 310
Fat: 4g
Carbohydrates: 62g
Sugars: 33g
Protein: 6g
Sodium: 140mg

2. Starbucks

Healthiest Fast Food Breakfast Items | Spinach, Feta, Egg White Wrap | FastFoodMenuPrices.comSpinach, Feta, and Egg White Wrap

This wrap is bursting with veggies like spinach and tomatoes, as well as protein-rich feta and egg whites, all wrapped in a fiber-filled whole wheat wrap.

Starbucks Spinach, Feta, and Egg White Wrap Nutrition Info:

Calories: 290
Fat: 10g
Carbohydrates: 33g
Sugars: 4g
Protein: 19g
Sodium: 830mg

Egg and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich

The Egg and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich feature warm eggs and mild cheddar cheese stacked between an organic wheat English muffin for a protein-filled breakfast.

Egg and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich Nutrition Info:

Calories: 280
Fat: 13g
Carbohydrates: 27g
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 14g
Sodium: 460mg

Classic Whole Grain Oatmeal

The Classic Whole Grain Oatmeal contains a rich blend of rolled and steel cut oats, topped with dried fruit and a mixture of nuts for a clean, traditional breakfast.

Classic Whole Grain Oatmeal Nutrition Info:

Calories: 160
Fat: 2.5g
Carbohydrates: 28g
Sugars: 0g
Protein: 5g
Sodium: 125mg

3. Dunkin’ Donuts

Healthiest Fast Food Breakfast Items | Wake Up Wrap | FastFoodMenuPrices.comWake Up Wraps

Dunkin’ Donuts Wake Up Wraps offer you a selection of wraps, including your choice of eggs or egg whites, plus your choice of meat, sandwiched between a wrap. Stick to just the egg wrap or the veggie egg white version to keep it clean.

Wake Up Wraps Nutrition Info:

Calories: 180
Fat: 10g
Carbohydrates: 14g
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 7g
Sodium: 470mg

Multigrain Bagel

The multigrain bagel contains ample amounts of complex carbs to keep you energized throughout your day. Keep in mind that if you add cream cheese, you’ll add an additional 100 calories.

Multigrain Bagel Nutrition Info:

Calories: 380
Fat: 8g
Carbohydrates: 63g
Sugars: 8g
Protein: 15g
Sodium: 550mg

English Muffin

The Dunkin’ Donuts English Muffin is chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside and is the perfect option if you’re looking for a simple yet filling breakfast alongside your java.

English Muffin Nutrition Info:

Calories: 180
Fat: 2g
Carbohydrates: 34g
Sugars: 3g
Protein: 6g
Sodium: 250mg

4. Subway

Healthiest Fast Food Breakfast Items | Egg and Cheese Sandwich | FastFoodMenuPrices.comEgg and Cheese Sandwich

Subway is one of the most underrated places to grab breakfast – not to mention it offers some of the healthiest breakfast items. Egg and Cheese Sandwich at Subway is a fantastic breakfast option to keep it light yet filling. If you want even less calories and fat, as Subway to use egg whites and add veggies to your sandwich.

 

 

Egg and Cheese Sandwich Nutrition Info:

Calories: 380
Fat: 15g
Carbohydrates: 43g
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 19g
Sodium: 950mg

5. Wendy’s

Fresh Baked Oatmeal Bar

While Wendy’s is probably not the first place you think of when you’re looking for the healthiest breakfast items, it’s actually a great place to stop by when you’re in a hurry and want to start your day off with a nutritious meal. The Fresh Baked Oatmeal Bar is baked with whole grain oats, succulent blueberries, and tart cranberries for a filling, sweet breakfast.

 

 

Fresh Baked Oatmeal Bar Nutrition Info:

Calories: 290
Fat: 10g
Carbohydrates: 47g
Sugars: 24g
Protein: 4g
Sodium: 230mg

Sausage and Egg Burrito

The Sausage and Egg Burrito features fresh eggs, melted cheese, and a seasoned breakfast sausage wrapped in a warm flour tortilla for a hearty, yet healthy and convenient breakfast option.

Sausage and Egg Burrito Nutrition Info:

Calories: 360
Fat: 20g
Carbohydrates: 29g
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 17g
Sodium: 920mg

 

As you can see, healthy breakfast options are plentiful at many of the most popular fast food restaurants in the nation. Whether you need something quick before your workday or need a healthy breakfast option while traveling, these chains have something for you.

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