The article went on to make suggestions as to how to further "healthify" the options on the list - and a couple of discussion points had to do with ways to reduce fat. The case of the McDonald's Fruit & Maple Oatmeal was the only "healthify this" suggestion that dealt with how to avoid any blood-sugar-spiking carbohydrates - and that was by omitting the option to add brown sugar! In fact, the "healthifying" suggestion for the Denny's Scrambled Egg Whites, Chicken Sausage and Fruit plate is to add a slice of whole grain toast. Ack!
But one spread on the list that caught my eye - the Starbucks Protein Artisan Snack Plate, said to include: "...hard-boiled egg, cheddar and apple slices, multigrain muesli bread, grapes, and honey peanut butter spread..." Wow! What a pleasant surprise. Especially if we were on a family road trip or in an airport, it is great to know that this could be a reasonable travelling option for us because a) it is based on whole foods - I'd just chuck the grain-based muesli bread - and b) Starbucks locations are becoming more and more ubiquitous.
Do you know of any other primal and paleo friendly fast food breakfast options for those times when you're on the go?