It’s been over a year since I’ve had a McDonald’s burger and fries. But, admittedly, I will swing through the drive-thru for breakfast every few months.
Eat by Stars this week takes a peek at what I should be ordering off McDonald’s breakfast menu.
Fruit and Maple Oatmeal®
Per serving: calories 290, fat 4.5g, carbs 57g (sugars 32g), protein 5g
It’s oatmeal so logically it should be good for you. And, compared to most McDonald’s fare, it is. But, the “maple” makes me think syrup. And I’m right. An unnecessary amount of sugar is added. Typical.
Per sandwich: calories 300, fat 12g, carbs 30g, protein 18g (salt 34% DV)
The best of the bunch. Not ideal for an every morning staple, but once a week or so (sans hashbrown) is fine.
Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Biscuit®
Per sandwich: calories 420, fat 23g, carbs 37g, protein 15g, (salt 48% DV)
Definitely a treat. The biscuit is the difference. Biscuits=tasty + bad for you.
Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Mc Griddle®
Per sandwich: calories 420, fat 18g, carbs 48g, protein 15g (salt 46% DV)
The McGriddle has the same calories as the buiscuit but trades carbs for fat. Not a great trade.
Per hashbrown: calories 150, fat 9g, carbs 15g, protein 1g (salt 13% DV)
I contend they’re the tastiest fast food hash brown. And, like all fast food hashbrowns, bring the same nutritional punch as French fries. Which is to say, none at all.
Per serving: calories 460, fat 19g, carbs 66g, protein 6g
Like your breakfast gooey? These will fit that bill. And not much else.
Big Breakfast with Hotcakes®
Per breakfast: 1090 calories, fat 56g, carbs 111g, protein 36, (salt 90%)
Well damn. This thing is a monster. Look, I love breakfast platters. But if you’re itching to indulge in eggs, sausage, a biscuit, and hot cakes at least get to a Waffle House or something.
Yes, I copied these pics from McDonald’s website. I assure you these products don’t look so perfect in real life. Unfortunately, my aversion to fast food keeps from getting actual photos. Sincere apologies.