Healthy Fast Food

When life dishes you insane work deadlines, long road trips or back to back appointments with the kids, fast food becomes a fact of life.  You can do major nutritional damage in the drive thru, so Family Circle Magazine scoured the menu at some popular fast food restaurants to make a list of the top picks.

Healthiest picks from the menu:

  • McDonalds:
    • Honey Mustard Grilled Snack Wrap and Snack Size Fruit and Walnut Salad (470 cal, 17g Fat) 
  • Burger King:
    •  Hamburger and Value Sized Unsalted French Fries (480 cal, 21g fat)  Hold BK to the motto “Have it your way”, order a basic burger without mayo and extra lettuce and tomato to boost your veggies, ask for those fries without salt and you save 100 mg of sodium
  • Wendys:
    •  Large Chili with a side of Mandarin Oranges (420 cal, 10g fat, 9g fiber) 
  • KFC:
    • Honey BBQ sandwich and Large Corn on the Cob (460 cal, 4.5g fat, )
  • Panera:
    • Cup of Vegetable Soup with Pesto and Half a Smoked Turkey Sandwich (380 cal, 5g fat)
  • Pizza Hut:
    •  2 slices of medium Thin ‘n Crispy Veggie Lovers Pizza (360 cal, 12g fat)
  • Chipotle:
    • Burrito Bowl with cilantro-lime rice, black beans, corn salsa and guacamole (480 cal, 19g fat)
  • Taco Bell:
    • Fresco Bean Burrito (350 cal, 8g fat, 12g fiber)
  • Subway:
    • 6 inch Veggie Delight Sub on Italian Bread, Subway Apple Slices and a small bag of Baked Lay’s (385 cal, 4.5g fat)
  • Dunkin Donuts:
    • Egg White Turkey Sausage Flatbread (280 cal, 8g fat)
  • Starbucks:
    • Roasted Vegetable Panini (350 cal, 12g fat)

Family Circle Magazine April 2011; Sally Kuzemchak

One thought on “Healthy Fast Food

  1. Life by Cynthia says:

    Thank you for this. I think I'll print it out to carry with me when I “slip”. I've been doing very well & cut out my drive thru runs during work lunch breaks! This is a great “just in case” crutch for me.


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