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What are the healthiest items on the McDonald’s menu?


McDonald’s does have some lower calorie options (Picture: McDonald’s)

There are times when only a McDonald’s meal will do – with the chain that gave us the Big Mac remaining as popular as ever.

They’re adding more and more items to their menu also, with the latest vegan offering, the McPlant burger, set to be trialled in and around its Coventry stores from September 29.

Of course there’s no harm in indulging your craving for burgers or chicken nuggets sometimes – but if you’re in the mood for something healthier, just what can you pick up at McDonalds that won’t rack up the calories so much?

Here’s what you need to know about the chain’s healthiest offerings…

What are the healthiest food items on the McDonald’s menu?

Going for a healthier option at McDonald’s doesn’t restrict you to the salad menu, as many items come in at under 600 calories.

Although many individual items have fewer than 600, these are the meal combinations which you can opt for if you’re watching your calories on a specific day.

Breakfast

Egg and cheese McMuffin meal including apple and grape fruit bag and regular black coffee – 347 calories

Muffin with jam meal including apple and grape fruit bag and regular black coffee – 263 calories

Main Meals under 400 calories

A filet-o-Fish meal with salad comes in at under 400 calories (Picture: McDonald’s)

Veggie dippers meal including four pieces with side salad and medium Coke Zero – 368 calories

Chicken McNuggets meal including six pieces with side salad and medium Coke Zero – 275 calories

Crispy chicken salad also comes in on the side of lower calories (Picture: McDonald’s)

Filet-o-fish meal with side salad and medium Coke Zero – 345 calories

Crispy chicken salad meal with medium Coke Zero – 262 calories

Vegetable Deluxe meal with side salad and medium Coke Zero – 396 calories

Main Meals under 600 calories

Don’t forget about breakfast (Picture: McDonald’s)

The Spicy Veggie one meal with apple and grape fruit bag and medium Coke Zero – 410 calories

McChicken Sandwich with side salad and medium Coke Zero – 404 calories

Chicken Legend with Hot and Spicy Mayo meal, with side salad and medium Coke Zero – 535 calories

You can see which individual items are low in calories by checking out the Menu area on the McDonald’s website.


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