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How to make healthier choices at Tim Hortons

You definitely won’t find us ordering a double-double or an old-fashioned glaze. But we’re a patriotic bunch — which means we can’t help our love for Tim Hortons.

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You definitely won’t find us ordering a double-double or an old-fashioned glaze.  But we’re a patriotic bunch — which means we can’t help our love for Tim Hortons. We sat down with their latest menu to make sure that our choices are still on track.

Breakfast for champs

For a complete meal that totally satisfies, give it up for the English muffin egg and cheese sandwich. At only 280 calories, 14 grams of protein and 11 grams of fat, not only does it taste great, it’ll tide you over until lunch.  

If sweet is what you’re after, opt for a toasted English muffin with cream cheese and a side of jam for less than 200 calories and about 5 grams of fat.  For extra protein and healthy fat, spread some organic nut butter.  

Lunch on this

For something hearty, a Ham and Swiss sandwich on regular whole wheat will definitely hit the spot without busting your calorie count. For less than 400 calories, you get 24 grams of protein and 12 grams of fat. Hold the mayo and layer on as much mustard as you please.

For something lighter, wrap it up with a Barbecue chicken wrap and skip the Chicken Ranch. The barbecue version is just 190 calories and 4.5 grams of fat compared to the Chicken Ranch, which is 400 calories and 15 grams of fat (so not worth it!).  

Craving something comforting and warm?

Definitely pass on the cream-based soups, as well as the Potato Bacon soup (230 calories for a small) and opt for the chili. Key here is to make it your main, as it contains 300 calories, 26 grams of protein and 16 grams of fat. 

For a side of carbs, toss half the bread roll into the food compost (pronto!) and enjoy the other.

Wait, we’re not done! Make room for dessert

While Tim’s cookies may contain healthy oats and grains, ask yourself: do you really need another 300 calories, 17 grams of sugar and 30 grams of carbs? We say skip the cookies and enjoy two Timbits of your choice (we love the pumpkin spice).  At about 70 calories each with 3 grams of sugar, two definitely hits the sweet spot!

Just say no…

To the new Sausage BELT.  When you factor in its 560 calories, 25 grams of fat (a regular burger has less!) and 60 grams of carbs, we trust you’re with us on this one.

Sweet tip: For more options, check out Tim Hortons’ online nutritional calculator.

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