Today I am going to discuss the new Egg White Delight McMuffin (as seen on tasted). This new menu item is a new twist on a McDonalds breakfast classic.
The McMuffin now comes in two different varieties, the Original McMuffin and the Egg White Delight McMuffin. This new McMuffin substitutes your standard yellow egg patty with an all egg white version, and the American cheese is swapped with White Cheddar. The things that stay consistent on both are the whole grain English muffin, the Canadian bacon, and the liquid margarine.
As for the flavor, you can definitely tell that there isn’t an egg yolk. This taste is simply the egg white complimented by the dairy of the sandwich (the cheese and margarine). That being said however, the English muffin does tend to overpower it’s contents and I think that the ratio of egg to muffin should be rationed more adequately. This is my opinion however, and I leave the decision up to whomever would like to try this new product.
Now then, for nutrition.
Here is the caloric value as stated on the McDonalds Meal Builder Application:
McDonalds Original McMuffin: 300 calories
McDonalds Egg White Delight McMuffin: 250 calories
Thanks to the swap of the cheese and the egg whites, you can save yourself 50 calories. This may not seem like a lot in the long run, but every little bit counts. This 50 calorie deficit might be just enough to put you within your 1500 calorie per day limitation.
If you want to take eating healthy to the next level, take your egg white McMuffin and remove the Canadian Bacon. This will save you 20 more calories and may even allow for you to spring for a side item. If you are going to choose things to compliment this sandwich, as opposed to a fried hash brown and sugary orange juice, I would highly recommend a side of apple slices and a bottle of water. Not only will it help you in your effort to feel full, but it will leave you feeling great afterward.
Overall, despite not being revolutionary, the McDonalds Egg White Delight Mcmuffin is a step in the right direction. It isn’t necessarily healthy for you, but is a healthier choice than most. If you were to eat at McDonald’s for breakfast, this would be my recommendation. Either this or oatmeal would be adequate choices. This product could very well help you stay under 1,500 calories a day.
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