The Chick Fil-A Breakfast Item That Is Super Unhealthy

Chick-fil-A offers several meal options for the entire family. According to Mental Floss, the brand is a hot favorite among fast food enthusiasts around the country. It also helps that Chick-fil-A has been around for a long time. It is considered trustworthy and has even been touted as a relatively healthier fast food restaurant on account of the fact that they completely avoid using hydrogenated oil to cook their dishes. Plus, chicken is the main ingredient at Chick-fil-A, which makes it healthier than other places that focus on items like beef.

However, it's important to remember that not everything at Chick-fil-A is healthy and some items aren't great for you. If health is your primary concern, know that you're better off opting for the Egg White Grill or the Greek Yogurt Parfait at the restaurant if you're out for breakfast. Both are lower in calories and better than some other menu options (via Thrillist). Another rule of thumb is to avoid fried food options and choose grilled food at the restaurant instead.

If you're trying to be healthier and avoid fatty food, there's one breakfast dish in particular at Chick-fil-A that you should definitely stay away from. 

The Hash Brown Scramble Burrito is the worst pick

While fast food, in general, is not the healthiest choice out there, there will be days when you'll want to make an exception and treat yourself to something delicious. The one item that you should definitely skip, though, is the Hash Brown Scramble Burrito from Chick-fil-A. It's the least healthy item on the breakfast menu, sadly. If you pick the Hash Brown Scramble Burrito with nuggets, you'll be looking at 700 calories, 40 grams of fat, and 51 grams of fat (via the Chick-fil-A website). Holy moly! You have several other options such as ordering the burrito scramble with sausage, nuggets, or grilled filet. You can choose to either skip or include the hash browns based on your preferences. The other options that are available without hash browns are lower in calories (the option with a grilled filet and now hash browns has 200 fewer calories), but they're still pretty unhealthy overall.

According to Eat This, Not That!, there's more bad news in store. The classic version of the dish contains 12 grams of saturated fat and 5 grams of trans fat and well, both have a bad reputation in the health department. You're also consuming a major chunk of your day's sodium requirements with this meal (1750 milligrams). No, don't subject your body to this kind of torture. Try something else instead. As per Spoon University, you should pick plain hash browns or the Chick-n-Minis at Chick-fil-A for a healthier meal.