An average order of hash browns adds an extra 350 calories and 15 grams of fat to your meal, Batayneh says. And while that doesn't sound too terrible, remember this is just a side dish. "Hash browns have minimal protein and fiber, so they'll send your blood sugar soaring; but they're also high in fat, since their high surface area soaks up so much oil," Batayneh says.
What to order instead: A half order. "If potatoes are a necessity in your breakfast, ask for a half portion and pair them with lean protein and veggies for a hit of fiber," Batayneh says.