High in protein and virtually carb-free, scrambled eggs are a solid, nutritious start to your day. Plus, they make for a satiating a.m. meal when you're looking to lose weight. So if you're watching your waistline, note that scrambled eggs' calorie count depends on the size of the eggs and your preparation method.
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Calories in Scrambled Eggs
Two large scrambled eggs boast 182 calories. Of that total, 120 calories, or about two-thirds of scrambled egg calories come from dietary fat. Only 37 calories, or about 20 percent, are from saturated fat; the rest come from heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. You'll also get over 12 grams of protein and one gram of carbs.
If you're looking to cook your eggs without adding any extra calories from oil or butter, opt for cooking spray!
McDonald's Scrambled Egg Calories
Fast food scrambled eggs from McDonald's contain fewer calories, at 140 calories per two-egg serving, likely because the restaurant chain uses smaller eggs. Each serving contains about 13 grams of protein (52 calories) and 9 grams of fat (81 calories) with 3.5 grams (31.5 calories) of saturated fat.
The difference in calories between homemade and fast food scrambled eggs is likely due to the size of eggs and/or amount of fat used in cooking. McDonald's scrambles its eggs with clarified butter, which may alter the nutritional profile of the breakfast offering.
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