As you know, I’ve made posts on healthy fast food in the past. Well, here’s another tip to share.
McDonalds got rid of trans fat in their breakfasts. Or, most of it at least (they can still slip in .49 grams per meal item, and call it “zero grams”). Great, but they still have 20+ grams in their meat-filled items (Sausage McMuffin or Bacon Egg Cheese Biscuit).
So, here’s a tip. Order the Bacon or Sausage Egg and Cheese biscuits, but swap out the biscuit for an english muffin. It’s a quick order change that can cut the breakfast’s fat in half. In fact, the biscuit has 12 grams of fat on its own… and nearly a whopping three times the salt of the muffin.
Yeah, the biscuit material tastes good. But a muffin tastes good too, and you can feel much better about yourself afterwards. Add in a fruit and yogurt parfait, as well as a coffee, and you’ve got a reasonably healhty fast food breakfast.
Oh, and if you think this is oddball, guess again. McDonalds offers this as a regular menu item in Europe and Australia.
One final thing… it isn’t always the easiest thing to order. Few at McDonalds easily grasp the notion of a McBiscuit with a muffin. As an alternative, ask for a Sausage and Egg McMuffin, substituting the sausage for bacon. This is actually a different item, as the McMuffin comes with trans-fat containing margarine shortening… but it is admittedly a small amount.