11 Of The Healthiest Menu Items You Can Order At Tim Hortons Right Now
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Tim Hortons is an iconic staple brand in Canada, and while it all started with good coffee, it's not necessarily known for having the healthiest foods around. However, there are actually some healthy food and drink options you can order at Tims restaurants (or off the Tim Hortons mobile app).
As much as we love them, constant cookies and French Vanilla coffee aren't necessarily good for our health. In fact, in some cases, the calorie, sodium or sugar content might just make you shudder.
But that doesn't mean it's hard to find healthier food and drink offerings at your local Tim Hortons location.
If you're watching what you eat or simply want to make some healthy changes to your regular order, you could try swapping out dishes or ingredients to make your meal a little more nutritious.
For your next visit, here's some inspiration for a healthier menu item to order from Tim Hortons.
Signature steeped tea.
Want that morning caffeine kick, sans the calories? Having a simple steeped tea is your best bet.
It's made using whole tea leaves, is usually always ready if you're on the go, and is just a great way to start the day.
Simply say no to any dairy or sugar accompaniments and you also have yourself a calorie-free and sugar-free morning drink that packs in the flavour.
Dark Roast Coffee
Dark roast coffee.
Tim Hortons played around with its dark roast, introducing a "bolder, richer" flavour in 2021.
The new brew is made with premium Arabica beans and has this rich, nutty taste that really packs a punch.
Dark roast premium coffee also apparently comes with a slew of health benefits and antioxidants so drink up!
But again, hold off from adding anything to it to enjoy this Tim Hortons coffee is as healthy as it comes.
Original Cold Brew
The Original Cold Brew.
If you're craving something cooler on a hot day, the cold brew is always a good option.
Timmies Original Cold Brew has zero calories and is a great pick-me-up if you're looking to cool down with a drink brimming with ice. Just skip the vanilla cream if you want the healthier version.
July 19th is Tim Hortons Camp Day, with any purchase of a hot or iced coffee going towards helping send youth around North America to Tims camps.
Iced Tea Quencher
New Iced Tea Quenchers.
Another new item on the menu, the iced tea quencher was introduced earlier this year and is a great way to beat the summer heat.
It's been described as a blend of green tea with "accents of tropical fruits such as pineapple and passionfruit plus a hint of blackcurrant."
The best part? You can customize it according to your preferences. There's a sweet and unsweetened version, with the unsweetened one being totally calorie-free.
Yogurt parfait topped with granola and berries.
For a quick-and-easy on-the-go option, the Yogurt Parfait is the way to go.
It's packed with loads of yummy goodness as it's Greek yogurt, which packs a healthier punch than regular yogurt, berries and almond granola.
It's pretty filling and tasty while adding 8 grams of protein.
Egg & Cheese English Muffin
Egg & cheese English muffin.
Feeling like you need something heartier?
Timmies might be full of delicious-looking breakfast sandwich options, but if you are looking for the healthiest option every now and again, best to stay away from items with bacon or sausage as both can be high in saturated fat and sodium.
Instead, consider the egg and cheese sandwich. English muffins also have fewer calories than bagels, which is why the muffin version is a great way to start the day, compared to the Original Breakfast Wrap coming in at over 500 calories.
Chocolate Dip Donut
Chocolate dip donut.
When it comes to donuts, none of them are exactly healthy.
However, we know that sometimes we all need that sugary high. But, if you want to find the healthiest choice of baked goods, the Chocolate Dip is surprisingly your best option.
It's light and flaky, not as sugar-coated as the others, and surprisingly lighter on calories.
Maple Dip Donut
Maple dip donut.
A Canadian staple! This delicious sweet and doughy treat is dipped in a rich maple fondant, making it an instant winner when it comes to taste.
It's also great because, without any fillings, it also feels like a light, relatively guilt-free option.
Honey Dip Timbit
If you're looking for a quick sugary snack on the go, look no further than this 33-cent bite-size piece of happiness.
Surprisingly, it has fewer calories than all the other Timbits out there.
And yes, that includes the Old Fashioned Plain Timbit! Who would've thought?
Turkey Bacon Club Sandwich
Like several of Timmies' lunch sandwich options, this one is unfortunately loaded with sodium.
But, what you can do is ask them to hold the bacon, which seriously knocks down the sodium content and calorie count, making a much more heart-healthy option if that's what you're looking for.
Pair this up with whole grain bread and you can enjoy a delicious, filling meal that still packs in the protein.
Chicken Cilantro Lime Loaded Bowl
Tim Hortons' loaded bowls.
Another one of Tim Horton's newest offerings, and an extension of their loaded wraps.
Instead of a tortilla, you have a veggie, chicken and grain concoction, topped with creamy sauce.
While it does feature a seriously high sodium content of 1,150 milligrams (that's basically almost half the daily recommended intake) it's made the list because it's packed with good-for-you veggies.
Get this one with slow-cooked chicken — a healthier alternative to the crispy version — for a seriously high protein intake.
But keep an eye on your salt intake for the rest of the day!
This article has been updated since it was originally published on August 12, 2022.
This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.