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Data-Driven Breakfast

I spend a lot of time meal planning. I care deeply about what I eat and what I feed my family (health-wise and taste-wise). I know it is time consuming to research recipes, gather ingredients, and prepare meals; but I think it is worth it (usually).

Sometimes it’s not worth it. Sometimes it’s stressful, and I just want to show up and eat. Thank goodness for restaurants!

One benefit of dining out is that restaurants are required to provide nutrition information on their menus…something we don’t really get at home.

Lately I’ve been curious about what is best to eat for breakfast. I was able to pull some nutritional data from McDonald’s menu and analyze the breakfast choices based on four key factors. I was looking for a meal that was high in protein and fiber, but low on calories and sugar. The following menu items scored best. I was pretty surprised that so many items were higher in fiber than sugar, and some of them even sound pretty tasty.

Best Breakfast at McDonalds

Next time you’re on the road early in the morning and looking for a bite, check out one of these.

**Because it’s fast food, these are all extremely high in sodium, but I guess you get what you pay for…

 

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