You Might Want To Sit Down Before You See How Many Calories Are In Your Favorite Breakfast Food

November 15, 2018 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | Food

Adopting a healthier lifestyle is all about the choices you make. It’s saying no to popcorn at the movies, or stopping when you’re full on a cheat day. It’s only eating one piece of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, and most importantly, starting each and every day with a healthy, protein and fiber-packed breakfast.

You know what likely isn’t your healthiest option for breakfast? Those calorie and carb-packed breakfast sandwiches from your favorite chain restaurant. You might want to sit down before you see exactly how bad those really are:

McDonald's Egg McMuffin: 300 calories, 12 grams of fat, 30 grams of carbohydrates.

Starbucks Bacon, Gouda & Egg Breakfast Sandwich: 370 calories, 19 grams of fat, 32 grams of carbohydrates.

Wendy's Sausage Egg & Cheese Biscuit: 620 calories, 46 grams of fat, 31 grams of carbohydrates.

Dunkin' Donuts: Sausage, Egg & Cheese Sandwich: 620 calories, 46 grams of fat, 31 grams of carbohydrates.


But, fear not: there are so many other delicious high-protein breakfast alternatives to eat instead. We consulted with Nutrition by Nathalie founder Nathalie W. Rhone, MS, RDN, CDN to find out what they are:

Baked Sweet Potato Egg Nests

Cherry Berry Protein Smoothie

Paleo Blueberry Banana Bread

Chia Pudding

Tahini Egg Bowl

Banana Pancakes


Editorial Director

Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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