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The healthiest fast food breakfasts you can order

The Healthiest Fast Food Breakfasts You Can Order © Facebook / Pret A Manger The Healthiest Fast Food Breakfasts You Can Order

Just look for the egg whites.

In a dream world, you’d wake up early enough every morning to brew some coffee, cook a well-balanced and healthy breakfast that will keep you full through lunch, and struggle your way through a New York Times crossword puzzle.

In reality, you’ve hit the snooze button seven times and don’t even have time to pour a bowl of cereal, let alone make a healthy, filling breakfast. Luckily, fast food joints have really upped their game lately. These are the healthiest breakfast they’re serving:

Au Bon Pain

© Provided by Delish Bagels aren’t completely off-limits: Sure, it’s a little soul-crushing to order a skinny wheat bagel here – but less so than ripping the inside out of a regular-sized one. Get one stuffed with egg whites, cheddar, and avocado. The entire sandwich is only 310 calories and packs 20 grams of protein.

Taco Bell

© Provided by Delish The Mini Skillet Bowl at Taco Bell is completely customizable, meaning you can take out the bad stuff and swap it for something healthier and more filling. The standard egg-and-potato order is only 180 calories, but it’s relatively low on protein at 5 grams. Ask for yours “fresco style” to swap the cheese and sour cream for pico de gallo and top it with steak or guacamole to make the meal heartier (because it’s legitimately mini). Did we mention it’s $1?

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Jack In The Box

© Provided by Delish If you absolutely cannot make it through work today without a breakfast sandwich, the Breakfast Jack will do the least damage. It’s pretty high in sodium, so you’ll want to watch your intake for the rest of the day, but the ham, egg, and cheese ‘wich only has 350 calories and 4 grams of sugar. Plus, it packs a whopping 16 grams of protein. 

Pret A Manger

© Provided by Delish Yogurt and oatmeal dishes might seem like the obvious choice, but a lot are usually packed with sugar, thanks to fruity toppings. Opt for the five-grain oatmeal here. It comes with every buzzy superfood you could imagine: chia seeds, flax seeds, amaranth, quinoa and steel-cut oats. The sodium is low at 230 milligrams and so are the calories at 200.

Dunkin’ Donuts

© Provided by Delish Oh, you thought donuts were the only think Dunkin’ sold? No, no – they have an entire DDSMART menu for the healthy living suckers who walk into a donut shop. The best option listed is the Egg White Veggie Wake Up Wrap. It’s stuffed with egg, onions and mushrooms and has only 190 calories. There’s a decent amount of protein, too: 11 grams.

Starbucks

© Provided by Delish The coffee giant’s newest menu items involve a super chef-y technique: They cook their eggs sous vide-style, which is a poaching method in which the egg is sealed in an air-tight bag and submerged in hot water. They’re super fluffy, come two to a pack, and are studded with Monterey Jack, spinach and fire-roasted red pepper. You’ll get 13 grams of protein plus a decent amount of your daily calcium.

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McDonald’s

© Provided by Delish The key here is to survey the breakfast menu and order the item that sounds the most boring: the Egg White Delight McMuffin. It’s not the most inventive thing you’ll ever eat – just an English muffin with egg whites, Canadian bacon, and Cheddar – but it has 16 grams of protein and won’t break the calorie bank: It’s got only 260.

Jamba Juice

© Provided by Delish Jamba’s Spinach ‘n Cheese Breakfast Wrap has the usual egg whites, plus spinach, caramelized onions and cheese. The 530 milligrams of sodium is relatively low compared to other fast food wraps and sandwiches, and this one also has 15 grams of protein. Chase it with one of those wheat grass shots that were disgustingly popular in high school if you want to feel super healthy.

<p>We've all had to face the decision-making perils of taking the most important meal of the day to-go. And since navigating a zillion and one breakfast options can be rough — especially when you're only half-awake and waiting in line for a caffeine fix— we've scoped the scene at your local coffee house, diner, and deli to make mornings just a little bit easier. Test your knowledge of the most common breakfast choices here. Some of our answers might surprise you! ​​</p> Which Is Healthier: Breakfast Foods Edition

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