Mom’s Shortcut: McDonald’s Under 10g of Fat

October 20, 2010 12:18 AM

by Lori Lennon

Sometimes there is no time to cook dinner, and there are times when even the healthiest eaters find themselves making a trip to the golden arches.

Granted, there are several items on the menu that exceed a person’s entire recommended daily fat intake in one sandwich; there are also items you can eat without that level of guilt.

Flipping through the nutrition facts on the McDonald’s Web site, I found a few items that were 10 grams of fat or less. But, yes, you’ll have to skip the French fries.

It is important to note, that several of the food items have a lot of sodium.

McDonald's Hamburger

(Credit: Mcdonalds.com)

Hamburger: 250 calories, 9 grams of fat, 520 mg of sodium

Premium Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich: 420 calories, 10 grams of fat; 1,190 mg of sodium

Ranch Snack Wrap (Grilled): 270 calories; 10 grams of fat, 830 mg of sodium

Honey Mustard Snack Wrap (Grilled): 260 calories, 9 grams of fat, 800 mg of sodium

McDonald's Grilled Chicken Honey Mustard Snack Wrap

(Credit: Mcdonalds.com)

Chipotle BBQ Snack Wrap (Grilled): 260 calories, 9 grams of fat; 830 mg of sodium

Ketchup Packet: 15 calories, 0 grams of fat, 110 mg of sodium (OK, this one’s a joke)

Premium Southwest Salad, Grilled Chicken: 320 calories, 9 grams of fat, 960 mg of sodium

McDonald's Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken

(Credit: Mcdonalds.com)

Premium Southwest Salad w/o Chicken: 140 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 150 mg of sodium

Premium Bacon Ranch Salad, Grilled Chicken: 260 calories, 9 grams of fat, 1010 mg of sodium

Premium Bacon Ranch Salad w/o Chicken: 140 calories, 7 grams of fat, 300 mg of sodium

McDonald's Premium Bacon Ranch Salad without Chicken

(Credit: Mcdonalds.com)

Premium Caesar Salad, Grilled Chicken: 220 calories, 6 grams of fat, 890 mg of sodium

Premium Caesar Salad w/o Chicken: 90 calories, 4 grams of fat, 180 mg of sodium

**Salad information does not include the dressing, which packs on extra fat and calories. You’re best bet is to go for the Low Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette (3g of fat, 40 calories) or the Low Fat Italian Dressing (2.5g of fat, 60 calories)

There are not many breakfast items under 10 grams of fat. Only the Hotcakes and the hash brown meet this story’s standards, although they don’t sound that filling!