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The Worst Frozen Breakfast Foods for Weight Loss

If you're looking to lose weight, steer clear of these frozen food catastrophes.
Frozen waffles

Not every frozen food is created equal. While you can find many healthy frozen foods—even healthy frozen breakfast foods—in the freezer aisle, there are quite a few products that aren't so great for losing weight. If you're looking for a breakfast that can help you reach those weight loss goals, these worst frozen breakfast foods just aren't it. Steer clear of these items, and for even more unhealthy foods, you're going to want to stay away from these 100 Unhealthiest Foods On the Planet.

1

Kellogg's Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Grain Waffles

eggo nutrigrain waffles

Per 2 waffles: 170 calories, 6 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 26 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 4 g protein

As long as brands like Kashi keep making waffles with 50 percent more fiber and fewer calories and fat, there's no reason to settle for a frost-bitten Eggo.

Speaking of frozen waffles, We Tried 9 Store-Bought Frozen Waffle Brands—This Is Our Favorite.

2

Kellogg's Special K Flatbread Sandwich Sausage Egg & Cheese

special k breakfast flatbread

Per 1 sandwich: 240 calories, 12 g fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 700 mg sodium, 20 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 14 g protein

Corn syrup solids, soybean oil, xanthan gum, calcium sulfate, processed cheddar cheese product, and ascorbic acid are just a few of the tough-to-swallow ingredients that grace this flatbread's nutrition panel. Pair that with sky-high sodium counts and you've got the makings of one of the worst breakfast sandwiches in the freezer section. Just make your own breakfast sandwich instead with these 16 Delicious Breakfast Sandwich Recipes You Won't Believe Are Healthy.

3

Hot Pockets Sausage Egg & Cheese

hot pockets sausage egg & cheese

Per 1 sandwich: 320 calories, 17 g fat, 8 g saturated fat, 370 mg sodium, 34 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 10 g protein

Nearly 140 of the Hot Pocket's calories come from simple (read: nutrient-stripped) carbs in the form of a croissant crust. That's definitely not how you want to kick off your day. Steer clear, and also avoid these 100 Worst Frozen Foods in America.

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Kellogg's Eggo Blueberry Waffles

kellogg's eggo blueberry waffles

Per 2 waffles: 180 calories, 6 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 370 mg sodium, 29 g carbs, < 1 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 4 g protein

Blueberries are the 12th ingredient on the list—and they're colored with the assistance of Blue 2 and Red 40. In Kashi's chemical-free rendition, the antioxidant-rich berry is listed third, which tells us it plays a far more prominent role in the pastry. Not only that, Kashi's waffles pack far more satiating fiber than Eggo's. The frozen breakfast winner here is clear.

5

Jimmy Dean Original Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick

jimmy dean original pancakes & sausage on a stick

Per 1 serving: 250 calories, 15 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 410 mg sodium, 22 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 9 g sugar, 6 g protein

C'mon, you had to know that a sausage wrapped inside a package wasn't the best idea, right? While none of these nutrition stats are too outrageous, know that eating one of these bad boys exposes you to countless harmful ingredients—ranging from caramel color to BHT (which are both possible carcinogens) —your body doesn't need. Plus, there's nothing on this stick that will keep your body full and satisfied so you'll likely need to eat again soon after you've sat down at your desk. Speaking of, here are The Shocking Ingredients Manufacturers are Sneaking Into Your Food.

6

Jimmy Dean Bacon & Veggies Stuffed Hash Browns

jimmy dean bacon & veggies stuffed hash browns

Per 1 piece: 280 calories, 16 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 710 mg sodium, 25 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 10 g protein

This stuffed hashbrown has one of the longest lists of ingredients we've ever seen on a heat-and-eat dish—and only a handful of them don't raise an eyebrow.

7

El Monterey Signature Egg, Sausage, Cheese & Potato Burrito

el monterey signature egg, sausage, cheese & potato burrito

Per 1 burrito: 280 calories, 13 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 630 mg sodium, 31 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 10 g protein

The majority of this frozen breakfast burrito is filled with various sources of fat and dough conditioners. Yuck! Make one yourself with our Secret Trick to Making the Perfect Breakfast Burrito.

8

Walmart Great Value French Toast Sticks

walmart french toast sticks

Per 5 sticks: 320 calories, 15 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 370 mg sodium, 45 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 11 g sugar, 4 g protein

Considering other brands pack 50 percent fewer calories into each stick there's really no reason to snag this store-brand imposter. Choose something else, like one of these 20 Best Keto Snacks at Walmart, According to Experts.

9

Jimmy Dean Original Pork Sausage Patties

jimmy dean breakfast sausage

Per 2 patties: 280 calories, 27 g fat, 9 g saturated fat, 490 mg sodium, 1 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 8 g protein

How Jimmy Dean manages to pack 45% of the day's saturated fat and 20% of the day's salt into two tiny frozen breakfast sausage patties the world may never know. There are far leaner breakfast meats to be had—and unlike these bad boys, many of them are free of cancer-causing caramel coloring.

10

Kellogg's Eggo Buttermilk Pancakes

Per 3 pancakes: 280 calories, 9 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 590 mg sodium, 45 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 12 g sugar, 6 g protein

While we're not a fan of this product by any means, if you're a big fan and sad to see it on our "Not That!" list, you can rest easy knowing that they also come in mini size. Two tiny flapjacks will cost you 50 calories and 2 grams of sugar, which is a far cry from this larger, more indulgent version. Instead, make one of these 19+ Best Healthy Pancake Recipes.

11

Jamba Strawberries Wild Smoothies

jamba strawberries wild smoothies

Per 4 oz: 60 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 20 mg sodium, 15 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 11 g sugar, 2 g protein

Anyone who's ever made a smoothie before knows that they're sweet enough without adding any sugar or stevia to the mix. But apparently, Jamba Juice didn't get the message. You're better off making a drink from scratch using unsweetened frozen produce like berries, pineapple, and spinach. This way, you have total control over what winds up in your cup.

12

Amy's Breakfast Scramble

amy's breakfast scramble

Per 1 entrée: 360 calories, 20 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 780 mg sodium, 27 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 18 g protein

Warning: The amount of salt in this scramble rivals what you'd find in the bottom of the ocean. Amy's makes far better products (including frozen breakfast meals) so we suggest you stick to one of those.

13

Bob Evans Sausage, Egg & Cheese Burrito

bob evans sausage, egg & cheese burrito

Per 1 serving: 350 calories, 21 g fat, 8 g saturated fat, 810 mg sodium, 28 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 13 g protein

Don't let the picture of the barn on the box fool you, these burritos are far from "farm fresh." Not only do they pack 40 percent of the day's saturated fat (much of which comes from hydrogenated palm oil), they bring next to nothing to the table in terms of nutrition. There are far more wholesome choices in the freezer section. So why not pick those up instead of these duds?

14

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Strawberry

Per 2 pastries with icing: 350 calories, 13 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 300 mg sodium, 53 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 19 g sugar, 5 g protein

Not only are these frozen breakfast pastries void of any nutrients your body needs to fuel the day, but they're also spiked with high fructose corn syrup and soybean oil, a fat that's been connected to rapid weight gain (details on that here).

Now that you know what to avoid, you should pick up one of these The Best Frozen Breakfast Foods for Weight Loss.