I ALWAYS keep a granola bar in my purse for just such occasions. I can't imagine blowing a third of my nutrition (and sometimes more) on something that won't keep me satisfied for very long. The granola bar will keep me satisfied for longer and is a lot better nutritionally. Throw in a few raw almonds (which I always have on hand as well), and I would be good to go for quite a while.
I would be nice to list the protein in each item. I don't want to know about just the bad stuff but also nutrients I need. The Breakfast Jack & Egg McMuffin are pretty close in calories, I'm going choose the highest protein option. Definitely agree that the list needs to be upgraded, I think the article is several years old...
4/24/2013 1:53:45 PM
Oh and anyone that goes to Chick-fil-a, they have a meal calculator so you can make your meal and it will give you all of the nutrient information.
4/24/2013 1:51:55 PM
And also leaving the cheese off, makes a big deal as it has high fat and sodium. I'm dairy free and when I first dropped dairy my fat & sodium intake dropped significantly. Though the first month without cheese about killed me.
4/24/2013 1:38:39 PM
I'm glad to see other people commenting that this list is out-of-date. McDonald's now has very tasty oatmeal options that are under 300 calories. Starbucks has an awesome spinach, egg white and feta wrap and a turkey bacon & egg on whole wheat muffin sandwich that is very good, too. And what the heck is a cheese sandwich from Subway? They now have egg whites and tons of veggie options. I actually find it very easy to grab breakfast in the morning if I do fast food. There are so many more healthy options out there compared to ten years ago.
I am not sure if Dunkin' still has that egg white flatbread but that was pretty awesome. I don't care for the oatmeal at McDonald's because it seems like instant. The oatmeal at Chick Fil A might be instant as well but at least it is mixed up and thick when I get it. Panera has a hidden menu and currently they have a couple of awesome low carb egg bowls on there that I just love.
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