The Healthiest Breakfasts From Your Favourite Fast-Food Shops

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Breakfast isn't a meal you want to skip—we know that much. And with so many fast food places now offering healthier options, it seems easy to find something to munch on before you get into the office. Even better, you no longer have just the option of a delicious (but calorific) croissant and can pick something nutritious. But what if the healthy breakfast you think you've chosen isn't as good for you as you thought? The truth is that green juice and porridge laden with fruit might not be the super-healthy brekkie you had considered it to be. So how do you make better choices when you're on the go and in a rush?

We spoke to nutritionist Shona Wilkinson, who gave us her pick of the breakfasts she'd chose from some of our favourite fast food places, including Pret-a-Manger, Eat and Starbucks. When selecting your breakfast, the number one trick, she says, is to ensure you pick something with protein in it: "If you have too much sugar, you only get a rush of energy for an hour and a half. So protein helps avoid that." It will also keep you fuller for longer and ensure you don't have a mid-morning sugar crash that will make you reach for the biscuit tin. Keep scrolling for the best healthy fast food breakfasts.