Posted on | November 1, 2011 | No Comments
I’ve been asked how much difference does it make to remove the sauce from a McDonalds Filet-O-Fish burger. Here’s the answer:
- Nutrition information for McDonalds Filet-O-Fish:
- Energy: 351 calories
- Protein: 13 g
- Carbs: 40 g
- Fat: 15 g
** This is the reported nutrition content as stated on the McDonalds website in Singapore ** When researching, I found differing nutrition across different channels ranging from 310 calories to 280 calories. I’ve selected the SG version as this is where I’m based.
- Nutrition information for Tartare Sauce: 1 tablespoon
- Energy: 74 calories
- Protein: 0.15 g
- Carbs: 2.12 g
- Fat: 7.39 g
So yes… the short answer is that anytime you remove a creamy sauce from any food you will be saving alot of calories and fat. In this burger, if you remove the Tartare sauce you can save 75 calories. That’s because Tartare sauce is made from mayonnaise which is 88% fat.
** There are differing nutrition content across each brand that you buy, please check each individual nutrition panel to be more accurate **
General health guru advice for eating at McDonalds:
- Don’t eat fast food / junk food daily
- Filet of fish is the 3rd best option on the menu (1st hamburger, 2nd Cheeseburger)
- Don’t upsize, choose the smallest.
- Order without sauce or wipe the sauce off when it arrives
- Choose healthy sides such as corn or salad
- Choose water or diet drinks
And as always I recommend.. Eat slowly, put your utensils down between bites (or put the burger down) and always stop eating when you feel 80% full because it’s better to waste it than to ‘waist’ it.
For further nutrition information on McDonalds food please visit: http://www.mcdonalds.com.sg/eatsmart.html