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Best and Worst Breakfast at Chick-fil-A

Chick-Fil-A is like the Lindsay Lohan of fast food—you wish it'd behave better, but you'll always have a soft-spot because it was once so good.

Whatever its politics, nutritionally, the chain ranks high—scoring an A- in the latest Eat This, Not That! book. And this week, it scored another win, topping the annual American Consumer Satisfaction Index as the highest-ranking fast-food restaurant in the U.S. for customer satisfaction.

Inspired by the buzz, we've rounded up the best breakfast options at the bird baron, in case you find yourself there after a Parent Trap rerun.

Eat This!

Multigrain Oatmeal with Toppings

Calories 290
Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Carbs 50 g
Fiber 5 g
Sugar 20 g
Protein 2 g

Not That!

Sausage Platter

Calories 810
Fat 54 g
Saturated Fat 20 g
Sodium 1,850 mg
Carbs 52 g
Fiber 2 g
Protein 28 g

We're with the cows on this one: "eat mor chikin." Chicken, oatmeal—anything, for that matter—is better than the breakfast sausage platter. The menu promises a hearty meal, and they double deliver. In fact, the platter will have you doubled over with as much total fat as 11 slices of Domino's cheese pizza. Opt for the multigrain oatmeal, topped with brown sugar, nuts and dried fruit, for a wholesome meal that will fuel your day instead of leaving you in a breakfast burnout. Worried about the sugar? Simply ask them to leave off the sugar, dried fruit, or both; oatmeal topped with nuts alone still packs enough fiber and healthy fat to keep you fueled and focused until lunch.

Stopping by for a meal other than breakfast? Rely on these healthy meals that diet experts eat when they hit the Chick-fil-A drive-thru.


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