Sonic Breakfast Nutrition: Choosing a Healthy Fast Food Breakfast

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Breakfast at Sonic

You can have breakfast at Sonic any time of day, but should you? Among fast food breakfasts, The Sonic fast food menu lists five main breakfast items, and none of them are under 400 calories. Here is the lowdown on Sonic breakfast nutrition in case you’re in the mood for a Sonic breakfast and need to make the best choice.

Breakfast Burrito

Your choice of bacon, sausage, or ham, along with eggs, cheese and a flour tortilla make up the Sonic Breakfast Burrito. This is the lowest calorie breakfast sandwich Sonic has to offer. At 447 calories and 27.7 grams of fat, and 15 grams of protein. This burrito isn’t the most nutritious breakfast out there, but it’s definitely not the worst either. You will get a high protein, filling meal without totally ruining your diet for the day.

Supersonic Breakfast Burrito

This breakfast burrito is a lot like the Sonic breakfast burrito, except it has a lot of extras. You’ll get tater tots, onions, jalepeno peppers, and tomatoes in addition to the eggs, cheese, and sausage, all on a flour tortilla. For all those tasty extras, the calorie and fat count is a bit higher. The Supersonic Breakfast Burrito packs a 564 calorie punch, and has 35 grams of fat. There is also 20 grams of protein in this burrito, and you’ll get 4 grams of fiber and 23% of the iron RDA for the day. While this high protein sandwich has some nutritional quality, the calorie and fat count are over the top. This is not the most nutritional choice of breakfast fare.

Breakfast Toaster

You choose sausage, bacon, or ham, along with eggs and cheese on Texas toast, and you’ll have the hearty Sonic Breakfast Toaster. While this sandwich is sure to fill you up in the morning, it will also set you back by 532 calories and 32.4 grams of fat. This sandwich is also full of sodium, 1442 mg of sodium to be exact. It does provide 20 grams of protein, but little other nutritional value.

French Toast Sticks

If you wake up with a sweet tooth, the obvious choice might be the 4 piece Sonic French Toast Sticks. Make that choice, though, and you’ll be consuming a whopping 587 calories and 31 grams of fat. In addition to those staggering numbers, there are 28 grams of sugar, only 7 grams of protein, and 2 grams of fiber. If you choose this sweet breakfast treat you’ll most likely experience a major sugar crash well before lunch, setting you up to overeat the rest of the day.

CroiSonic Breakfast Sandwich

The CroiSonic Breakfast sandwich is a croissant with egg, American cheese, and your choice of bacon, sausage, or ham. Weighing in at 600 calories and 45.8 grams of fat, the CroiSonic Breakfast Sandwich has the highest calorie and fat count of any Sonic breakfast sandwich. While it does have 19 grams of protein, there is absolutely no fiber in this sandwich.

Best Choice

If you’re in the mood for a Sonic breakfast, and want to make the most nutritious choice, go for the Sonic Breakfast Burrito. You can also add a banana and orange juice or low fat milk from Sonic to round out this breakfast. So, go ahead and enjoy the occasional Sonic breakfast. Nutrition doesn’t have to take a back seat to taste. With the Sonic Breakfast Burrito, you can get a bright start, and maintain your healthy diet too.

Resource

Sonic Drive In: Breakfast Menu: Nutritional Information: https://www.sonicdrivein.com/menu/viewRecipe.do?recipeId=694242577&sectionId=575985