McDonald’s Breakfast Burrito

McDonald's Breakfast Burrito with Sausage
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McDonald’s Breakfast Burrito is actually a very good breakfast burrito, not just in terms of flavor, but also in terms of nutrition.

The Sausage Burrito at McDonald’s only has 300 calories and 16 grams of fat. Fat accounts for 171 calories, and carbohydrates account for 104 calories, which is roughly 18 percent of the total caloric content. It’s one of the lightest fast-food breakfast burritos, according to our extensive research.

For comparison, the Taco Bell Grilled Breakfast Burrito has 340 calories and 36 grams of carbs. That’s an extra 40 calories and 10 more grams of carbohydrates. But it’s worth mentioning that the Taco Bell burrito may be healthier due to its lower sodium, cholesterol, and saturated fat content.

However, the McDonald’s burrito has two more grams of protein and less sugar.

Most of the calories in the McDonald’s breakfast burrito come from fat. However, you can significantly reduce the amount of calories from fat by ordering the burrito without the sausage. Removing the sausage altogether will also bring the total calories down to about 230.

The Sausage Burrito features three main ingredients: American cheese, scrambled egg with sausage and a vegetable mix made with onions and green chiles, and flour tortilla.

McDonald’s breakfast burrito is a pretty good choice for weight watchers. Just keep in mind that you’d need to run more than 30 minutes to burn off the Sausage Burrito.

Calories in McDonald’s Breakfast Burrito

The Sausage Burrito has 300 calories, of which 140 are from fat and 104 are from carbs. So forty-eight percent of the calories are from fat, 17 percent are from protein, and the final 35 percent are from total carbs.

You can see the full nutritional breakdown of the McDonald’s Sausage Burrito in the table below:

McDonald's Sausage Breakfast Burrito Nutrition
Calories300
Calories From Fat140
Total Fat16g
Saturated Fat6g
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol165mg
Sodium780mg
Carbohydrates26g
Fiber1g
Sugars2g
Protein13g

Ways to Make Your Burrito Healthier

You can order the burrito without the tortilla to eliminate the carbs. You can also order it without sausage or cheese to cut back on fat, calories, and sodium.

For example, a burrito without the tortilla has 160 calories, 110 calories from fat, 12 grams of fat, 500 milligrams of sodium, 4 grams of carbs, one gram of sugar, and 9 grams of protein.

And a sausage breakfast burrito without cheese has 250 calories, 108 calories from fat, 12 grams of fat, 600 milligrams of sodium, 24 grams of carbs, one gram of fiber, 2 grams of sugar, and 10 grams of protein.

Allergens

The McDonald’s Sausage Burrito contains the following known allergens:

  • Egg
  • Soy
  • Milk
  • Wheat

Ingredients and Allergen Information via: McDonalds.com.

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