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Eat This, Not That: McDonald’s breakfast

| March 10, 2010

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Starting your day off right is important, so you should carefully consider what you eat in the mornings. Here’s how the McDonald’s McSkillet Burrito with Sausage stacks up against the fast food chain’s Egg McMuffin.


McSkillet Burrito with Sausage has 610 calories.

Egg McMuffin has 300 calories.

Difference: 310, or 15 percent of your daily calorie intake based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

Grams of fat:

McSkillet Burrito with Sausage has 36g total fat, 14g saturated fat.

Egg McMuffin has 12g total fat, 5g saturated fat.

Difference: 24g total fat, 9g saturated fat

The McSkillet Burrito with Sausage has double the calories, triple the total fat and almost three times the saturated fat of the Egg McMuffin. If you’re looking to start your day off a little lighter while still getting the convenience of a fast food breakfast, the Egg McMuffin is a smarter choice.

*Nutrition information from McDonald’s.

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