Burger King Sausage, Egg & Cheese Muffin
If you find yourself at Burger King for breakfast, this muffin is among the best options. You could order it the same way Cain recommends ordering a McMuffin — with no cheese or meat but two eggs — and have similar results but with more sodium. Another alternative is keeping just the sausage and the muffin. The sodium count would be high but there is a decent amount of protein in the processed meat (something the International Agency for Research on Cancer says to limit). Cain offers a realistic perspective for those who love these little patties: "That food, it's not the best for you but you're not going to die if you eat bacon or ham in one serving," she says. She limits herself — an admitted lover of cured meats — to once a month.
Basic nutrition without cheese or egg: 300 calories, 16 g fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 730 mg sodium, 26 g carbs, 1 g sugar, and 13 g protein.