The #1 Best Breakfast to Order at Taco Bell, Says Dietitian — Eat This Not That

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Taco Bell is a popular fast-food chain that offers a variety of breakfast options. But with so many choices, it can be hard to know which one is the healthiest. That’s why we asked a dietitian to weigh in on the #1 best breakfast to order at Taco Bell. From breakfast burritos to breakfast tacos, here’s what she had to say about the best breakfast to order at Taco Bell.

The #1 Best Breakfast to Order at Taco Bell, Says Dietitian — Eat This Not That

Taco Bell is known for its delicious Mexican-inspired cuisine, but did you know that they also offer a variety of breakfast options? If you’re looking for a healthy breakfast option, a dietitian has revealed the #1 best breakfast to order at Taco Bell.

According to dietitian and nutritionist, Jenna A. Werner, the best breakfast to order at Taco Bell is the Power Menu Bowl. This bowl is packed with protein and fiber, making it a great option for those looking for a healthy breakfast. The Power Menu Bowl includes seasoned beef, nacho cheese sauce, reduced-fat sour cream, guacamole, diced tomatoes, and lettuce. It also comes with a side of black beans.

Werner also recommends adding extra vegetables to the bowl, such as bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms. This will add more fiber and vitamins to the meal. She also suggests swapping out the beef for chicken or steak for a leaner protein option.

The Power Menu Bowl is a great option for those looking for a healthy breakfast. It’s packed with protein and fiber, and it’s easy to customize with extra vegetables. So next time you’re at Taco Bell, be sure to order the Power Menu Bowl for a nutritious and delicious breakfast.

You can probably already picture it—it’s a weekday morning, and you’re already on the run. You’re getting sick of ordering the same thing at Dunkin or Starbucks all the time and you want something different. But your options are still limited to the regular ol’ chains around the corner—like Taco Bell. However, while Taco Bell may not seem like the best option for a well-rounded breakfast, it is home to one of the best fast-food iced coffees on the market and has been rated the healthiest fast-food chain. Dietitians even confirm a trip to the Taco Bell drive-thru can still result in a healthy, well-rounded morning meal.

According to, Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, author of The Sports Nutrition Playbook and a member of our medical expert board, the best Taco Bell breakfast order would be the Cheesy Toasted Breakfast Burrito with Sausage.

Read on, and for even more healthy fast-food choices, check out our list of 8 Healthiest Fast-Food Breakfasts, According to Dietitians.

Taco Bell Toasted Burrito
Taco Bell

“Coming in with the lowest calorie count, the Cheesy Toasted Breakfast Burrito with Sausage has 350 calories and is lower in saturated fat and sodium than many of the other breakfast options at Taco Bell,” says Goodson. “With 6 grams of saturated fat and 770 milligrams of sodium, it’s not a low-sodium food, but lower than others.”

Goodson notes that “as a registered dietitian, I would not recommend this amount of sodium every day for breakfast, but if you are in a hurry and headed to the ‘Bell,’ this is your best pick!”

The burrito also clocks in at 10 grams of protein. Eating protein not only helps with building and repairing muscle, but it aids with digesting food and helps to keep your body fuller for longer.

To make it a well-rounded breakfast, Goodson suggests adding a side of guacamole for dipping for an extra kick of healthy fat for just 80 calories. The avocado in the guacamole has monounsaturated fats, which help decrease cholesterol and increase the satiety of meals. Guacamole also adds 3 grams of fiber to the burrito, which also helps with feelings of fullness.

“Pair this with a black coffee (hot or cold) and a shot of cream and you have a breakfast under 500 calories on the go!” Goodson exclaims. Sounds like a trip to Taco Bell is in order!

Kiersten Hickman

Kiersten Hickman is a freelance health and nutrition journalist. Read more

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