McDonalds Nutrition Information
McDonalds nutrition information is provided by the company in order for
you balance your nutritional intake for the day without depriving
yourself of your fast food fix.
They do not make any claims to be a healthy choice, but they have
worked hard in recent years, employing top quality chefs to come up
with alternatives in order to keep their customers happy.
So just how bad is the McDonalds nutrition information?
Is a quarter pounder with cheese really all it takes to spiral
downwards towards heart disease?
Here is a run down of calorie counts of some of McDonalds most popular
First let’s take a look at the high-rollers on the McDonalds nutrition
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but if
you have the Deluxe Breakfast at McDonalds, it may be all you need that
day! The Deluxe Breakfast with large size biscuit has 1140 calories not
including syrup and margarine. Add on a portion of syrup for 180
calories and margarine for 40 calories and you are looking at 1390
calories for the large size biscuit meal.
You don’t have to live large though, there are plenty of choices that
are quite reasonable. An Egg McMuffin has 300 calories and a sausage
McMuffin has 370. Or choose an English Muffin for only 160 calories.
Add margarine to your muffin and you are still at only 200 calories.
For lunch, McDonalds does offer healthy salads, but beware of the
addition of dressings and chicken which substantially increase the
According to the McDonalds Nutrition Information published on their
website, the salad dressings range from 40 calories for Newman’s Own
Low Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette to 190 calories for a single serving of
Newman’s Own Creamy Caesar Dressing. A salad without chicken is around
150, but after the addition of meat and dressing can add up to well
over 600 calories.
Pair a chicken salad with dressing and add in a 32 oz chocolate triple
think shake for 1160 calories and you have probably reached your day’s
limit even if you are not watching your weight.
A regular cheeseburger (300 calories) and small fries (250) would
actually be a better choice and will also satisfy that fast food
craving that you go to McDonalds for in the first place.
The wraps are reasonable ranging from around 260 to 340 calories,
whereas the chicken club sandwiches are in the 500-600 calorie range. A
tasty McRib sandwich is 500 calories, surprisingly no more than a
chicken sandwich. It pays to know your nutrition facts.
McDonalds nutrition information offers 9 pages of food items, so it is
not impossible to find healthy alternatives to the standard hamburger
and fries or between meal snacks.
Iced tea with no sugar has 0 calories, and sugar contains only 15
calories per packet. Compare that to a 24 oz flavored vanilla iced
coffee at 190 calories.
The yogurt parfaits are also good options, and good for you too, with
160 calories for the fruit ‘n’ yogurt parfait and 130 calories for the
same thing without granola.
McDonalds Nutrition Information, including calories, fat content,
vitamins, cholesterol and so on, is listed completely for all the
packets of ketchup, mustard, honey and so on that you can pick up in
the restaurant, so you can calculate precisely what a meal there is
going to cost you.
If you figure it out in advance, and stick to your plan, you can come
out with a clean conscience!