Best Low-fat and Low-calorie Foods at Tim Hortons

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...will help you make healthier choices the next time you stop by Tim Hortons. Best choice - BBQ Chicken Wrap: Lowest calories, lowest total fat, lowest saturated fat...

Tim Horton’s is a convenient stop for many Canadians to get their daily caffeine fix or grab a quick bite to eat. Many Tim Horton lovers go to the restaurant daily and some may go more than once a day. For those who are trying to be more conscious of, not only the calorie and fat content, but also the nutritional value of food, the following list will help you make healthier choices the next time you stop by Tim Hortons.

I have categorized the following menu items in the same order as Tim Horton’s nutritional guide.

I based the choices not only on low-fat and low-calorie items, but also on nutritional value. The following is a list of the best overall choices in each category of the Tim Horton’s menu.

Sandwiches & Wraps

Best choice - BBQ Chicken Wrap: Lowest calories, lowest total fat, lowest saturated fat, lowest trans fat, lowest cholesterol, lowest sodium.

Calories – 190 Total fat – 4.5g Saturated fat – 0.5g Trans fat – 0

Cholesterol – 25mg Sodium – 630mg

Worst choice – BLT: Highest calories, total fat and saturated fat, but lowest cholesterol.

Calories – 420 Total fat – 18g Saturated fat – 5g Cholesterol – 25mg

Breakfast Sandwiches & Wraps

Best choice – Egg and cheese wrap: Lowest calories, second lowest total fat, lowest saturated fat, lowest trans fat, lowest sugar, highest fibre.

Calories – 270 Total fat – 14g Saturated fat – 4g Trans fat – 0.1g

Sugars – 0g Fibre – 2g

Worst Choice –Sausage, egg and cheese (biscuit): Highest calories, highest total fat, highest saturated fat, highest trans fat, highest sodium.

Calories – 530 Total fat – 34g Saturated fat – 18g Trans fat – 0.5g

Sodium – 1010mg

Soups

Best choice – Hearty Vegetable: Lowest calories, lowest total fat, lowest saturated fat, lowest trans fat, lowest cholesterol.

Calories – 70 Total fat – 0.4g Saturated fat – 0.1g Trans fat – 0g

Cholesterol – 0mg

Worst choice – Chili: Highest calories, highest total fat, highest saturated fat, highest trans fat, highest cholesterol, highest sodium, but highest fibre, highest protein, highest iron

Calories – 300 Total fat – 19g Saturated fat – 7g Trans fat – 1g

Cholesterol – 90mg Sodium – 1320mg Fibre – 4g Protein – 26g

Iron – 25%

Beverages

Best choice - Steeped Tea (1 milk, 1 sugar): Lowest calories, lowest total fat, lowest saturated fat, lowest trans fat, but highest caffeine.

Calories – 50 Total fat – 1g Saturated fat – 0.5g Trans fat – 0g

Caffeine – 100mg

Runner-up – Strawberry Banana Smoothie (no yogurt): Lowest total fat, lowest saturated fat, lowest cholesterol, lowest sodium, lowest sugar, highest vitamin C.

Total fat – 0g Saturated fat – 0g Cholesterol – 0mg

Sodium – 30mg sugar – 30g Vitamin C – 35%

Worst choice – Iced Cappuccino: Highest calories, highest total fat, highest trans fat, highest cholesterol, highest caffeine.

Calories – 250 Total fat – 11g Trans fat – 0.4g Cholesterol – 45mg

Caffeine – 120mg

(A healthier variation of the Iced Cappuccino is to request it be made with milk rather than cream.)

Donuts

Best choice – Chocolate/Maple/Honey Dipped: Lowest calories, lowest total fat, lowest saturated fat, lowest cholesterol, lowest sodium.

Calories – 210 Total fat – 8g Saturated fat – 3.5g Cholesterol – 0mg

Sodium – 190mg

Worst choice – Walnut Crunch: Highest calories, highest total fat, highest saturated fat.

Calories – 360 Total fat – 23g Saturated fat – 10g

Other Baked Goods (muffins, cookies, pastries)

Best choice – Low-fat Double Berry: Lowest total fat, lowest saturated fat, lowest cholesterol.

Total fat – 2.5g Saturated fat - 0.5g Cholesterol – 0mg

Worst choice – Chocolate Danish: Highest calories, highest total fat, highest saturated fat, but highest iron.

Calories – 490 Total fat – 27g Saturated fat – 11g Iron – 25%

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Posted on Apr 13, 2011