In The Mix: Healthy Breakfast
For many of us, the morning meal is a quick pitstop at a fast food restaurant. So if you’re looking for something tasty and nutritional, the experts at Consumer Reports compared nutrition and taste from six chains – Au Bon Pain, Dunkin’ Donuts, Jamba Juice, McDonald’s, Panera Bread and Starbucks. Check out what topped the list.
McDonald’s – The Big Breakfast with Hotcakes weighs in at 1,350 calories, 65 grams of fat, and 2,100 mg of sodium — close to the daily recommended maximum.
Dunkin’ Donuts – At 700 calories and 1,120 mg of sodium — 49 percent of the max amount you should have in a day, steer clear of the sausage, egg, and cheese on a (high-fat) croissant.
Au Bon Pain – Two eggs, sausage, and cheddar on an Asiago bagel clocks in at 660 calories, 1,140 mg of sodium, and 16 grams of saturated fat — 80 percent of the max most people should get in a day.
Panera Bread – A spinach and artichoke soufflé may sound healthy, but it has 33 grams of fat (19 saturated) and 890 mg of sodium.
Jamba Juice – A large banana berry classic smoothie has a whopping 106 grams of natural and added sugars.
Starbucks – The chicken, sausage, and bacon biscuit has 1,160 mg of sodium.
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