04.03.2013

Your Healthiest Fast Food Options

Are you constantly on the go? Ever forget to pack enough food to sustain you? Or, do you ever feel like simply buying food rather than going through the effort of making it yourself? We’ve all been there, and the secret to indulging in the always available fast food is doing it mindfully. There are those obvious options that are CLEARLY not ideal in terms of health, but let’s not write it off completely. For those instances when you’re on the go and need a quick meal, we’ve put together a list of your best fast-food options.

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6″ turkey breast sandwich: comes in at only 280 calories and 3.5g of fat. Plus, you get to add all the veggies you want, boosting its nutritional value!

6″ turkey and black forest ham with spinach: 290 calories, 4g fat

6″ veggie delight: 230 calories, 4.5g fat

6″ oven roasted chicken OR roast beef: 320 calories, 5g fat

Flame Broiler:

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A bowl of all white meat chicken and veggies, and brown rice: just 440 calories, less than 4g fat, and over 40g of protein! This is a popular dinner for us!

In N Out:

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Protein Style Hamburger (with onion): 240 calories, 17g of fat. Add cheese: add 90 calories and 8g of fat.

McDonalds: 

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Chipotle BBQ Snack Wrap or Honey Mustard Snack Wrap (Grilled): 250 calories, 8g fat

Fruit n Yogurt Parfait: 150 calories, 2g fat

Snack size fruit and walnuts: 210 calories, 8g fate

Fruit and maple oatmeal: 290 calories, 4g fat

NOTE: Don’t be fooled by McDonald’s wide selection of salads-some of their dressings are incredibly fattening! If you’re getting a salad, opt for the Newman’s Own Low fat Balsamic Vinagarette or Low Fat Italian Dressing.

Taco Bell:

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photo credit: logomojo.com

Fresco Chicken Soft Taco: 150 calories, 3.5g of fat

Fresco Grilled Steak Taco: 160 calories, 4.5g fat

Jack in the box:

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Grilled Chicken Strips with Teriyaki dipping sauce: 310 calories, 8g fat

Chicken Fajita Pita with whole grain pita (w/no salsa): 320 calories, 11g fat

Grilled Chicken salad: 250 calories, 9g fat-note, this is WITHOUT dressing! If you’re going to get a salad at Jack in the Box, add about 200 calories and 10-15g fat unless you get the low fat balsamic vinaigrette.

Starbucks (because who doesn’t go to Starbucks every once in a while?!)

Everything with Cheese Bagel: 290 calories, 2g fat

Multigrain bagel: 300 calories, 3g fat

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photo credit: www.examiner.com

Plain bagel: 280 calories, 1g fat

Chicken and hummus bistro box: 260 calories, 7g fat

Steel cut oatmeal: 150 calories, 2.5g fat

Turkey bacon and white cheddar breakfast sandwich: 320 calories, 7g fat

Parfait (peach/raspberry or strawberry/blueberry): 290 calories, 3.5 g fat

There are healthy alternatives at these common fast food restaurants, the key is to looking for them and being mindful when ordering. If you do this, then you can enjoy these quick, inexpensive meals without the guilt! Enjoy!

-Allison

Comments

  1. Annette Roberts says:

    For those of us who don’t cook a lot, this is incredibly helpful……Thanks !!!

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