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The Healthiest Fast Food Breakfasts

The Healthiest Fast Food Breakfasts

These breakfast options don’t strain your budget or your belly

We know: You’re busy. You don’t have time to make a wholesome, gourmet breakfast at home. You’re out the door fast, coffee in hand and mind already racing with what awaits you in your workday.

Fast-food breakfasts are both the best and worst thing to happen to you since Starbucks started doing drive-thru. Instead of trudging through hunger until lunch, now you can grab a two minute meal on your way — and the options are pretty appetizing, too. Fast food companies are going wild creating crazy combos and savory breakfast sandwiches to keep you coming back day after day.

Find the Healthiest Fast Food Breakfasts here.

However, they can pack excess fat and overloaded calories into your morning and set you up for a day of dietary (and digestion-related) struggles. Sure, that sausage-stacked, buttery croissant tastes great in the moment, but we’d be willing to bet your stomach fights back a few hours later. So many of their options are crazy unhealthy.

Luckily, there are also options that aren’t all that bad.

Sometimes, the options that seem the healthiest are hiding additives and sugar (we all know what happened with oatmeal…) or actually have sneaky amounts of added fats and cholesterol. So to clear the haze, we roved over fast food menus and nutritional information for you, so you don’t have to decode the nutrition facts to find the healthiest option for your mornings.


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No. 1 Spinach Florentine Breakfast Wrap (Cosi)

"When you wake up, your body hasn&rsquot had fuel for about 10 to 12 hours," says Dr. Gerbstadt, one of our judges. So this standout refuels you and keeps you satisfied so you don&rsquot overnosh the rest of the day. "With most other breakfasts, you would need to add another food to get this much protein," Dr. Gerbstadt explains. "Plus, the fiber content is much higher than you&rsquod usually find in such a high-protein meal."

Calories 334 Fat 21g (sat 8g) Protein 24g Carbohydrate 21g Fiber 11g Sodium 516mg

Room for improvement: The fat content is on the high side (since the wrap is made with eggs), so eat low-fat fare throughout the day&mdashor split this hearty pick with a friend.


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No. 1 Spinach Florentine Breakfast Wrap (Cosi)

"When you wake up, your body hasn&rsquot had fuel for about 10 to 12 hours," says Dr. Gerbstadt, one of our judges. So this standout refuels you and keeps you satisfied so you don&rsquot overnosh the rest of the day. "With most other breakfasts, you would need to add another food to get this much protein," Dr. Gerbstadt explains. "Plus, the fiber content is much higher than you&rsquod usually find in such a high-protein meal."

Calories 334 Fat 21g (sat 8g) Protein 24g Carbohydrate 21g Fiber 11g Sodium 516mg

Room for improvement: The fat content is on the high side (since the wrap is made with eggs), so eat low-fat fare throughout the day&mdashor split this hearty pick with a friend.


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No. 1 Spinach Florentine Breakfast Wrap (Cosi)

"When you wake up, your body hasn&rsquot had fuel for about 10 to 12 hours," says Dr. Gerbstadt, one of our judges. So this standout refuels you and keeps you satisfied so you don&rsquot overnosh the rest of the day. "With most other breakfasts, you would need to add another food to get this much protein," Dr. Gerbstadt explains. "Plus, the fiber content is much higher than you&rsquod usually find in such a high-protein meal."

Calories 334 Fat 21g (sat 8g) Protein 24g Carbohydrate 21g Fiber 11g Sodium 516mg

Room for improvement: The fat content is on the high side (since the wrap is made with eggs), so eat low-fat fare throughout the day&mdashor split this hearty pick with a friend.


3 of 16

No. 1 Spinach Florentine Breakfast Wrap (Cosi)

"When you wake up, your body hasn&rsquot had fuel for about 10 to 12 hours," says Dr. Gerbstadt, one of our judges. So this standout refuels you and keeps you satisfied so you don&rsquot overnosh the rest of the day. "With most other breakfasts, you would need to add another food to get this much protein," Dr. Gerbstadt explains. "Plus, the fiber content is much higher than you&rsquod usually find in such a high-protein meal."

Calories 334 Fat 21g (sat 8g) Protein 24g Carbohydrate 21g Fiber 11g Sodium 516mg

Room for improvement: The fat content is on the high side (since the wrap is made with eggs), so eat low-fat fare throughout the day&mdashor split this hearty pick with a friend.


3 of 16

No. 1 Spinach Florentine Breakfast Wrap (Cosi)

"When you wake up, your body hasn&rsquot had fuel for about 10 to 12 hours," says Dr. Gerbstadt, one of our judges. So this standout refuels you and keeps you satisfied so you don&rsquot overnosh the rest of the day. "With most other breakfasts, you would need to add another food to get this much protein," Dr. Gerbstadt explains. "Plus, the fiber content is much higher than you&rsquod usually find in such a high-protein meal."

Calories 334 Fat 21g (sat 8g) Protein 24g Carbohydrate 21g Fiber 11g Sodium 516mg

Room for improvement: The fat content is on the high side (since the wrap is made with eggs), so eat low-fat fare throughout the day&mdashor split this hearty pick with a friend.


3 of 16

No. 1 Spinach Florentine Breakfast Wrap (Cosi)

"When you wake up, your body hasn&rsquot had fuel for about 10 to 12 hours," says Dr. Gerbstadt, one of our judges. So this standout refuels you and keeps you satisfied so you don&rsquot overnosh the rest of the day. "With most other breakfasts, you would need to add another food to get this much protein," Dr. Gerbstadt explains. "Plus, the fiber content is much higher than you&rsquod usually find in such a high-protein meal."

Calories 334 Fat 21g (sat 8g) Protein 24g Carbohydrate 21g Fiber 11g Sodium 516mg

Room for improvement: The fat content is on the high side (since the wrap is made with eggs), so eat low-fat fare throughout the day&mdashor split this hearty pick with a friend.


3 of 16

No. 1 Spinach Florentine Breakfast Wrap (Cosi)

"When you wake up, your body hasn&rsquot had fuel for about 10 to 12 hours," says Dr. Gerbstadt, one of our judges. So this standout refuels you and keeps you satisfied so you don&rsquot overnosh the rest of the day. "With most other breakfasts, you would need to add another food to get this much protein," Dr. Gerbstadt explains. "Plus, the fiber content is much higher than you&rsquod usually find in such a high-protein meal."

Calories 334 Fat 21g (sat 8g) Protein 24g Carbohydrate 21g Fiber 11g Sodium 516mg

Room for improvement: The fat content is on the high side (since the wrap is made with eggs), so eat low-fat fare throughout the day&mdashor split this hearty pick with a friend.


3 of 16

No. 1 Spinach Florentine Breakfast Wrap (Cosi)

"When you wake up, your body hasn&rsquot had fuel for about 10 to 12 hours," says Dr. Gerbstadt, one of our judges. So this standout refuels you and keeps you satisfied so you don&rsquot overnosh the rest of the day. "With most other breakfasts, you would need to add another food to get this much protein," Dr. Gerbstadt explains. "Plus, the fiber content is much higher than you&rsquod usually find in such a high-protein meal."

Calories 334 Fat 21g (sat 8g) Protein 24g Carbohydrate 21g Fiber 11g Sodium 516mg

Room for improvement: The fat content is on the high side (since the wrap is made with eggs), so eat low-fat fare throughout the day&mdashor split this hearty pick with a friend.


3 of 16

No. 1 Spinach Florentine Breakfast Wrap (Cosi)

"When you wake up, your body hasn&rsquot had fuel for about 10 to 12 hours," says Dr. Gerbstadt, one of our judges. So this standout refuels you and keeps you satisfied so you don&rsquot overnosh the rest of the day. "With most other breakfasts, you would need to add another food to get this much protein," Dr. Gerbstadt explains. "Plus, the fiber content is much higher than you&rsquod usually find in such a high-protein meal."

Calories 334 Fat 21g (sat 8g) Protein 24g Carbohydrate 21g Fiber 11g Sodium 516mg

Room for improvement: The fat content is on the high side (since the wrap is made with eggs), so eat low-fat fare throughout the day&mdashor split this hearty pick with a friend.


3 of 16

No. 1 Spinach Florentine Breakfast Wrap (Cosi)

"When you wake up, your body hasn&rsquot had fuel for about 10 to 12 hours," says Dr. Gerbstadt, one of our judges. So this standout refuels you and keeps you satisfied so you don&rsquot overnosh the rest of the day. "With most other breakfasts, you would need to add another food to get this much protein," Dr. Gerbstadt explains. "Plus, the fiber content is much higher than you&rsquod usually find in such a high-protein meal."

Calories 334 Fat 21g (sat 8g) Protein 24g Carbohydrate 21g Fiber 11g Sodium 516mg

Room for improvement: The fat content is on the high side (since the wrap is made with eggs), so eat low-fat fare throughout the day&mdashor split this hearty pick with a friend.