Can’t decide between the pancakes and French toast? The healthiest breakfast food isn’t necessarily the obvious choice. So, here are some breakfast favorites and how they stack up against one another. This comes from the experts at Fitness magazine – use this when you’re out for Sunday brunch:
- Let’s start with your egg options. It’s a three-egg omelet versus fried eggs. Which should you order? The fried egg combo! The word ‘fried’ may have scared you – but to make omelets tasty, restaurants often add oil, cream and extra cheese to the eggs – which means more fat. Neither is a low-cal option, but the fried eggs have about 150 fewer calories and less fat than the omelet.
- So let’s say your Sunday brunch is at a New York style deli. Should you get the bagel with bacon, egg and cheese? Or the Bagel with lox and cream cheese? For 100 fewer calories, go for the bagel with lox and cream cheese. The lox seal the deal because they have heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
- What if you’re at a pancake place – and you’re trying to decide between the chocolate-chip pancakes and the fruity French toast? Go for the chocolate chip pancakes! Calorie-wise, pancakes have half the calories of French toast. However, the fat content makes a difference too. French toast is typically prepared with extra thick bread, which soaks up the whole milk, eggs and butter giving it a lot more fat than the pancakes.