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The Top Swap at Denny’s

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The Top Swap at Denny’s

At least Denny's deserves kudos for giving its calorically overleveraged breakfasts descriptive names that alert us to their dangers. The Lumberjack Slam will hit you with the force of 1,000 calories, and while the Peanut Butter Cup Pancake Breakfast may boast 1,500 calories, at least no one can claim they didn't see that one coming. Fortunately, Denny’s offers a small Fit Fare menu with calorie counts under 600.<<

Eat This

Grand Slam with 2 Eggs, 2 Strips of Turkey Bacon, an English Muffin, and Seasonal Fruit

Calories

510

Fat

26 g

Saturated fat

6 g

Trans fat

N/A

Sodium

822 mg

Not That!

The Grand Slamwich with Hash Browns

Calories

1,340

Fat

89 g

Saturated fat

28 g

Trans fat

1 g

Sodium

3,390 mg

Eggs, bacon, and fruit is a sensible way to start the morning anywhere you eat. It's when you buy into some sort of fancy barbarian breakfast behemoth that things go awry. Rule: If it has a clever name, it's not a clever choice. A healthy diet means no more than 65 g fat and 2,400 g sodium in a day. But starting off your morning with a Slamwich puts you out over your nutritional skis before you even finish your morning coffee. It may well be the worst breakfast sandwich in the country, and the single worst way to start your day.