30 Surprisingly Healthy Fast Foods

Drive-Through Done Right

Sometimes eating on the fly is a fact of life. Findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that fast food accounts for more than 15 percent of daily caloriesHow Many Calories Should I Eat?. Read more ... » for people in their twenties and thirties. If your busy schedule calls for the occasional grab-and-go meal, FITNESSSee How I Gained 20 Pounds of Lean Muscle with P90X. Read more ... » is here to help. Our cheat sheet identifies two safe bets for lunch or dinner at 10 of the most popular chains. With these menu picks, which each have 480 calories or fewer and are low in artery-clogging saturated fatHow to get rid of back fat. Read more ... », you can eat burgers, tacos, and fries guilt-free.

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McDonald’s

 

  • Premium Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken and low-fat balsamic vinaigrette plus Fruit ‘n Yogurt Parfait; 375 calories, 9.5g fat (4g saturated)
  • Grilled Honey Mustard Snack Wrap plus small french fries; 480 calories, 19g fat (5g saturated)

 

Taco Bell

 

  • Fresco Steak Burrito Supreme plus black beans; 430 calories, 10.5g fat (3g saturated)
  • Fresco Chicken Soft Taco plus Pintos ‘n’ Cheese; 330 calories, 10.5g fat (4g saturated)

 

Dunkin’ Donuts

 

  • Egg White Veggie Wake-Up Wrap plus hash browns; 350 calories, 18g fat (4.5g saturated)
  • Tuna Salad Sandwich on an English muffin; 390 calories, 23g fat (3.5g saturated)

 

Subway

 

  • 6″ Subway Club on 9-Grain Wheat Bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, green peppers, cucumbers, and Sweet Onion Sauce plus apple slices; 445 calories, 4.5g fat (1.5g saturated)
  • Oven Roasted Chicken Salad with tomatoes, green peppers, onions, olives, and cucumbers with honey-mustard dressing plus Yogurt Parfait; 400 calories, 6g fat (1.5g saturated)

 

Starbucks

 

  • Chicken & Hummus Bistro Box (hummus, grilled chicken, grape tomatoes, cucumber, and pita bread) plus a banana; 380 calories, 7g fat (1.2g saturated)
  • Zesty Chicken & Black Bean Salad Bowl (grilled chicken, black beans, roasted corn, jicama, tomatoes, feta, greens, and quinoa with chile vinaigrette) plus Seasonal Harvest Fruit Blend; 450 calories, 15g fat (2.5g saturated)

 

Chipotle

 

 

Wendy’s

 

  • Large Chili plus Garden Side Salad (no croutons) with fat-free French dressing 375 calories, 9 g fat (3.5 g saturated)
  • Ultimate Chicken Grill Sandwich plus apple slices 440 calories, 10 g fat (1.5 g saturated)

 

Panera

 

  • Half Smoked Turkey Breast on Artisan Whole Grain Loaf plus Low-Fat Garden Vegetable with Pesto Soup (from the You Pick Two Menu); 320 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated)
  • Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad (no bacon) plus Baked Lays Potato Chips; 430 calories, 17g fat (2.5g saturated)

 

Burger King

 

  • Whopper Jr. (no mayo) plus Value-Sized Onion Rings; 410 calories, 18g fat (5.5g saturated)
  • Veggie Burger plus apple slices; 440 calories, 16g fat (2.5g saturated)

 

KFC

 

  • 4 Hot Wings plus Sweet Kernel Corn; 380 calories, 16.5g fat (4g saturated)
  • Kentucky Grilled Chicken Breast plus mashed potatoes (without gravy) 310 calories; 10g fat (2.5g saturated)

10 More Calorie Bargains

Whether you’re craving a sweet snack or looking for lunch, here are more surprisingly dietHow to get rid of your muffin top. Read more ... »-friendly finds.

 

  • Burger King 4-piece Chicken Nuggets; 190 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated)
  • Chipotle Cheese Quesadilla (kids’ size); 190 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated)
  • Dunkin’ Donuts Cinnamon Cake Munchkins (two) ; 120 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated)
  • KFC Original Recipe Chicken Drumstick; 120 calories, 7g fat (1.5g saturated)
  • McDonald’s Vanilla Soft-Serve Cone; 170 calories, 4.5g fat (3g saturated)
  • Panera Power Breakfast Egg White Bowl with Roasted Turkey; 190 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated)
  • Starbucks Chocolate Cake Pop; 140 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated)
  • Subway Kids’ Roast Beef Sandwich; 200 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated)
  • Taco Bell Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco; 160 calories, 10g fat (3.5g saturated)
  • Wendy’s Jr. Original Chocolate Frosty; 200 calories, 5g fat (3.5g saturated)

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