McDonald's Menu: Healthiest Desserts

Looking for something sweet and healthy on the McDonald’s menu?

McDonald's Fruit ‘n Yogurt Parfait contains just 150 calories. 

McDonald’s isn’t exactly well known for its healthy options. There definitely are some – certain snack wraps contain less than 300 calories and the salads (with light dressing) are a smart way to go. But what about the desserts? Nobody is going to argue that the desserts on the McDonald’s menu are good for you (they’re not exactly brimming with fresh vegetables). However, if you order well and keep the portions small, you can certainly keep the calories down. Here are the five “healthiest” desserts on the McDonald’s menu, from a calorie standpoint. And we’d advise against ordering a milkshake if you’re watching your waistline; a small vanilla shake, the “healthiest” shake offering, contains 530 calories.

#5 Baked Hot Apple Pie
Calories: 250
Fat: 13 grams
Sugar: 13 grams
Saturated Fat: 7 grams

#4 Vanilla Reduced Fat Ice Cream Come
Calories: 170
Fat: 4.5 grams
Sugar: 20 grams
Saturated Fat: 3 grams

#3 Chocolate Chip Cookie
Calories: 160
Fat: 8 grams
Sugar: 15 grams
Saturated Fat: 3.5 grams

#2 Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
Calories: 150
Fat: 6 grams
Sugar: 13 grams
Saturated Fat: 2.5 grams


#1 Fruit ‘n Yogurt Parfait
Calories: 150
Fat: 2 grams
Sugar: 23 grams
Saturated Fat: 1 gram