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Popular McDonald's Meal Suggestions
 
McDonald's Food Can be Part of a Healthy, Balanced Diet

Featured here are some popular McDonald's meals to enjoy at breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Many nutrition professionals agree that McDonald's food can be part of a healthy diet based on the sound nutrition principles of balance, variety and moderation.

McDonald's varied menu and range of serving sizes make it easy to fit our food into a balanced diet and to create a range of meal combinations that fall within recommended guidelines for calories, fat and other nutrients.

Today's dietary guidelines refer to your overall pattern of eating. For instance, the guideline for adults to consume between 20% and 35% of calories from fat isn't intended to be used as criteria for individual foods, or even meals. For example, if your goal is to consume no more than 30 percent of calories from fat and your breakfast contains a larger percent of calories from fat, that's OK. You can balance it out with a lower-fat lunch or dinner. What's important is to keep sight of your overall daily intake.

The McDonald's meal suggestions below list their corresponding levels of calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. The % Daily Values show how these meals fit into a healthy, balanced 2,000-calorie diet. Your own daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Breakfast  
Facts about Nutrition at McDonald's


· We provide nutrition information for our popular menu items. In fact, we've been doing so for 30 years.

· With our Made For You cooking system, our customers can special order various menu items to help meet their nutritional needs. For example, to trim calories and fat, you can order your sandwich without the sauce or dressing.

· Our customers may choose from a number of serving sizes for our sandwiches, French fries, Chicken McNuggets, and beverages.

Egg McMuffin®
Orange Juice, 12 fl oz cup**


450 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12 g 19%
Saturated Fat 5 g 24%
Cholesterol 260 mg 87%
Sodium 820 mg 34%
Sausage Burrito
Orange Juice, 12 fl oz cup**


440 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat 16 g 25%
Saturated Fat 7 g 33%
Cholesterol 115 mg 38%
Sodium 830 mg 35%
 
English Muffin
Grape Jam, 1 pkg.
Fruit 'n Yogurt Parfait
Orange Juice, 12 fl oz cup**

490 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5 g 8%
Saturated Fat 1.5 g 8%
Cholesterol 5 mg 2%
Sodium 370 mg 15%
Hotcakes with Syrup*
1% Low Fat White Milk Jug (8 fl oz)


640 Calories

*Request without margarine
% Daily Value
Total Fat 11 g 17%
Saturated Fat 3.5 g 17%
Cholesterol 30 mg 10%
Sodium 730 mg 30%
Lunch/Dinner
 
Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken
Newman's Own® Low Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing, 1 pkg.
Fruit 'n Yogurt Parfait
Iced Tea, medium


380 Calories


Cheeseburger
Apple Dippers with Low Fat Caramel Dip
Diet Coke®, small


400 Calories



Hamburger
Snack Size Fruit & Walnut Salad
1% Low Fat White Milk Jug (8 fl oz)


570 Calories





Chicken McNuggets®, 4 piece
Honey, 1 pkg.
Side Salad
Newman's Own® Creamy Caesar Dressing, 1/2 pkg.
Sprite®, small


490 Calories


Hamburger
Small French Fries*
Coca-Cola Classic®, small


630 Calories

*To reduce sodium, French fries may be ordered without added salt
Premium Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich
Vanilla Reduced Fat Ice Cream Cone
Orange Juice, 12 fl oz cup**


650 Calories


 
**Refers to cup capacity. Actual fill may vary.
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10 g 15%
Saturated Fat 4 g 21%
Cholesterol 80 mg 26%
Sodium 1100 mg 46%
% Daily Value
Total Fat 13 g 20%
Saturated Fat 6 g 30%
Cholesterol 40 mg 14%
Sodium 810 mg 34%
% Daily Value
Total Fat 19 g 30%
Saturated Fat 6 g 31%
Cholesterol 40 mg 13%
Sodium 710 mg 29%
% Daily Value
Total Fat 21 g 32%
Saturated Fat 3 g 16%
Cholesterol 40 mg 13%
Sodium 700 mg 29%
% Daily Value
Total Fat 21 g 32%
Saturated Fat 4 g 18%
Cholesterol 35 mg 12%
Sodium 660 mg 27%
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12 g 19%
Saturated Fat 4 g 20%
Cholesterol 80 mg 26%
Sodium 880 mg 37%
This information has been generated by McDonalds.com and is effective09-06-2011
Note: Nutrient contributions from individual components may not equal the total due to federal rounding regulations. Percent Daily Values (DV) and RDIs are based on unrounded values.
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The nutrition information on this website is derived from testing conducted in accredited laboratories, published resources, or from information provided from McDonald's suppliers. The nutrition information is based on standard product formulations and serving sizes. All nutrition information is based on average values for ingredients from McDonald's suppliers throughout the U.S. and is rounded to meet current US FDA NLEA guidelines. Variation in serving sizes, preparation techniques, product testing and sources of supply, as well as regional and seasonal differences may affect the nutrition values for each product. In addition, product formulations change periodically. You should expect some variation in the nutrient content of the products purchased in our restaurants. None of our products is certified as vegetarian. This information is correct as of January 2007, unless stated otherwise.

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