Eat Your Way Through McDonald's All-New Menu While Staying Under 500 Calories

If you're trying to eat healthily, McDonald's has a variety of food items that are under 500 calories.

Ishaan Arora
Written by: Ishaan AroraUpdated at: Dec 02, 2022 18:37 IST
Eat Your Way Through McDonald's All-New Menu While Staying Under 500 Calories

It's not surprising that McDonald's year-end celebration deals coincide with the time when everyone is busy making health-related resolutions for the New Year. While McDonald's burgers are irresistible, the high-calorie content often makes people seek out other options. Well, not anymore. Now you can continue to binge on your favourite burger without thinking about the extra kilos, thanks to McDonald’s eat light under 500 calorie menu.

So here are some healthier options to order at McDonald’s.

Filet-O-Fish

The Filet-o-Fish burger has comparatively less fat content when compared to other items on the McDonald's menu. It is the perfect food for building muscle since it also has a significant amount of carbohydrates (42 grams) and various essential minerals (such as iron and potassium). The burger has 421 calories overall, but you can reduce that number even further by leaving out the cheese.

McChicken

If your burger cravings have led you to McDonald's, the McChicken is a must-try. McChicken is one of the crunchiest burgers on the menu, with 421 calories. Its high carbs and fat content make McChicken an ideal post-workout meal. The impressive thing about this burger is that it also contains 18 grams of protein.

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Blueberry muffin

Struggling with a sweet tooth? McDonald's blueberry muffin is what you can binge on without any guilt. The blueberry muffin is one of the lower-sodium alternatives, containing 360 mg of salt per serving. However, be careful not to overdo it because it is high in calories, carbs, and added sugar, which can make you bloat very easily. 

Grilled Chicken Salad

McDonald's Grilled Chicken Salad has 256 calories, making it one of the lowest-calorie items on the menu. It also has 23 grams of protein, a macronutrient that can help you feel full between meals and curb cravings. The best thing about salad is that it can be consumed regardless of your goal, whether it is weight loss or strength gain.

Grilled Chicken McWrap

Made with an egg, chicken and veggie mixture, this McWrap provides you with 25 grams of protein for only 426 calories. Compared with other breakfast items at McDonald’s, the chicken McWrap is relatively low in carbs and contains a good amount of iron, calcium, and vitamin D. 

Egg McMuffin

A well-liked breakfast burger on the McDonald's menu is the Egg McMuffin. It's also among the healthier choices because a single serving contains 17 grams of protein and has a lot of iron, calcium, and vitamin D. The one thing to keep in mind is that Egg McMuffins should only be consumed in moderation because they are quite high in saturated fat, cholesterol, and salt, all of which can be detrimental for those who don't exercise regularly.

Also Read: Taste Over Health? Majority Indians Replace At Least 1 Meal With Snacks: Study

Pro Tip

The calories listed above are those found in the individual item. Combining it with a happy meal or an extra cookie will increase the calorie count and your chances of gaining weight.

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