McDonald’s Breakfast Is Healthier Than You Think...If You Order These Items

In terms of a balanced meal, the Egg McMuffin might be one of the best options. At 310 calories, it has 17 grams of protein, 30 grams of carbohydrates, and 13 grams of fat.

Egg McMuffin

The Sausage Burrito has a similar nutritional profile to the Egg McMuffin. It's filled with a mixture of scrambled eggs, sausage, veggies, and American cheese. You'll get 13 grams of protein, 25 grams of carbohydrates, and 17 grams of fat.

Sausage Burrito

McDonald's oatmeal is topped with diced apples, a cranberry raisin blend, and light cream. It's a meat-free option with lower fat, but it does have 31 grams of sugar and 64 carbohydrates.

Fruit & Maple Oatmeal

Maybe you don't want a Big Breakfast (although we do love those Hotcakes). You can order many breakfast items a la carte, such as scrambled eggs, strips of bacon, and apple slices. And yes, those famous hash browns.


This sandwich packs the most protein—20 grams—just a bit more than the classic Egg McMuffin. But because of the sausage it does have a higher fat content of 31 grams.

Sausage Egg McMuffin

Not feeling eggs? The sausage McMuffin comes in at 400 calories.

Sausage McMuffin