Grabbing a muffin with your morning coffee couldn’t be easier – but you might want to reconsider buying this baked good. On this episode of The Perfect Bite, host Andrea Jenna is joined by registered dietitian Lucia Weiler of Weiler Nutrition Communications Inc. Together, they break down the nutritional value of these fast-food muffins.
According to Lucia, having certain kinds of muffins can be as bad as having a cupcake for breakfast.
“If you choose a large muffin, it’s 400 calories, 24 grams of sugar, which is six teaspoons, so it can be like a cupcake,” she explains. “But it doesn’t have to be.”
“Healthy muffins would be smaller in size, have less fat, and contain fibre and fruit if possible,” she adds.
Tim Hortons Whole Grain Blueberry Muffin (Healthiest and Lucia’s favourite: 350 calories, 14 g fat (2.5 g saturated), 430 mg sodium, 5 g fibre, 24 g sugars)
“This one looks like the healthiest choice,” says Andrea. “It’s got oats.”
“Lots of blueberries,” adds Lucia. “Very moist andRead More »from The Perfect Bite: The worst blueberry muffin