When you’re running late, it’s hard to beat something as quick and easy as a McDonald’s breakfast sandwich. However, some of the sandwich options McDonald’s offers are far from healthy. Here are a few hacks you can use next time you’re in a rush. They’ll help you satisfy your McDonald’s craving without completely sacrificing health.
Order egg whites instead of an egg
When you cut out the yolk, you’re also cutting out more than 60% of your daily value of cholesterol. Cholesterol contributes to plaque buildup in the arteries, which can lead to heart attack or stroke. If you’re craving an egg McMuffin, order it with egg whites instead of a regular egg. Your heart will thank you later, and you probably won’t even notice the difference.
Order a round egg
If you can’t bear the thought of ordering egg whites, at least order a round egg on your sandwich. According to LA Weekly, the folded egg on your sandwich is actually made from a powdered mix — yikes. If you order a round egg, you’re putting a real egg into your body. Although you’re still consuming a lot of cholesterol, you’re at least getting the nutrients in a real egg, such as protein and B vitamins.