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2) Best Side: Side Salad Bet you never thought you could get your greens in at McDs, huh. With just 15 milligrams of sodium and barely-there calories (which is the better choice if it's between that or a calorie bomb), it's one of the best options on the menu, says Taub-Dix. Dress it with the Newman's Own Low-Fat Balsamic. Per serving: 15 calories, 0 g fat (0 g sat fat), 15 mg sodium, 3 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 1 g protein McDonald's

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3) Best Hearty Breakfast: Fruit & Maple Oatmeal Though this order typically weighs in at 33 grams of sugar, you can cut down on a lot of it by asking for the brown sugar on the side. Im a big oatmeal fan, and this dish is a quick way to fill up on whole grains rich in soluble fiber," says Taub-Dix. (That's the type of fiber that can help reduce cholesterol levels.) Per serving: 310 calories, 4 g fat (1.5 g sat fat), 140 mg sodium, 62 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 33 g sugar, 6 g protein McDonald's

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4) Best Salad: Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad While this dish clocks in at over 1,000 milligrams of sodium, it does have redeeming qualities, like the high protein count. Glad to see that this white meat chicken has no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors, says Taub-Dix. Since dressings may rack up the sodium count further, use only as much as you need, Taub-Dix suggests. And if you're watching your carbs, order this one sans tortilla strips. Per serving: 330 calories, 11 g fat (1.5 g sat fat), 1,010 mg sodium, 26 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 9 g sugar, 33 g protein McDonald's

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5) Best Chicken Order: Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich Though Taub-Dix says salads are generally better options at fast food restaurants, McD's Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich is a decent option if you're craving something with a bun. Of course, just keep in mind that it's high in sodium. Per serving: 430 calories, 15 g fat (3 g sat fat), 1,040 mg sodium, 40 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 9 g sugar, 34 g protein McDonald's

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6) Best Quick Breakfast: Fruit 'N Yogurt Parfait This order provides 150 milligrams of calcium, a bone-building nutrient most kids and adults don't get enough of, says Taub-Dix. Though you don't have to worry about sodium in this lower-calorie order, it does contain a good amount of sugar. Per serving: 210 calories, 3 g fat (1.5 g sat fat), 75 mg sodium, 40 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 28 g sugar, 6 g protein McDonald's

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7) Best Burger: Plain Hamburger Though a classic McDs hamburger doesn't exactly contain the highest-quality meat, theres something to be said about its modest portion size. The plain burger is only 250 calories, says Taub-Dix. Plus, in comparison to other menu items, the sodium here is relatively reasonable." Opt for extra lettuce and tomato to get some veggies in, and ask for sauce on the side. Per serving: 250 calories, 8 g fat (3 g sat fat), 480 mg sodium, 31 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 13 g protein McDonald's

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8) Best Breakfast Sandwich: Egg McMuffin When you're craving a breakfast sandwich, McD's classic Egg McMuffin isn't a terrible pick. One major plus: It offers a satisfying 17 grams of protein. If you want to cut down the sodium a bit, Taub-Dix recommends skipping the Canadian bacon. Per serving (including Canadian bacon): 300 calories, 12 g fat (6 g sat fat), 760 mg sodium, 30 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 17 g protein McDonald's

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9) Best McCafe Item: Premium Roast Coffee "Even if you sprinkle a packet of sugar into a McD's Premium Roast Coffee, you wouldnt get as many calories from sugar or fat as you wold from some of their other choices," says Taub-Dix. Plus, a McD's coffee will probably cost you less than your usual Starbucks order...just sayin'. Per serving: 0 calories, 0 g fat (0 g sat fat), 20 mg sodium, 1 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 0 g protein McDonald's

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10) Best Sandwich: Filet-O-Fish As a country, we don't eat as much fish as we shouldat least twice a week!so this could help you meet your seafood quota," says Taub-Dix. In addition to being a good source of protein, fish also provides heart- and brain-boosting omega-3s. Though the breading and higher fat content aren't ideal, the Filet-O-Fish is still an okay every-once-in-a-while order. Per serving: 390 calories, 19 g fat (4 g sat fat), 560 mg sodium, 38 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 17 g protein McDonald's