Fast food you don’t have to feel guilty about: Healthy choices at 10 fast food chains

Last week I gave you my top 4 tips for eating healthier fast food. If you know these strategies you can almost always grab something healthy on the go. For those of you who just want to be told what to order, today’s post is for you. Below I’ve given you two healthy options at 10 popular fast food chains (although if you knoMcDonalds_attribute freedigitalphotos.netthese strategies, you can definitely find more than two healthy options at each place).

My fast food restaurant of choice is Taco Bell because they make it easy: you can order anything on their Fresco menu (low fat and low calorie) or order anything on their menu “Fresco style” and they’ll replace high fat items with pico de gallo. Some of their regular menu items are good choices too – like the ones I’ve listed below. Wendy’s is a close second because they also have a lot of healthy options.

Taco Bell:  burrito supreme or chicken/steak/beef soft tacos

Wendy’s: chili and baked potato or Ultimate Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Panda Express: panda bowl with brown rice and broccoli beef or string bean chicken (the panda bowl comes with 1 entrée)

McDonalds: Premium Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich with no mayo or Southwest Salad with grilled chicken

Arbys: Santa Fe Salad With Grilled Chicken or Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich without mayo

Jack in the Box: Southwest chicken salad or chicken teriyaki bowl

Burger King: Whopper Jr. with no mayo or a veggie burger

Carl’s Jr.: Grilled Chicken Sandwich or Charbroiled Chicken Salad

KFC: grilled chicken breast with mashed potatoes and corn on the cob or grilled chicken drumsticks with no skin and green beans

Chic-fil-A: Chargrilled Chicken Cool Wrap or grilled chicken sandwich

Do you have any favorite fast food go-to’s that don’t sabotage your waistline? Let us know in the comments below.

Image courtesy

If you’re not on my list to get more health tips like these, enter your name and email below.

By | 2018-06-01T07:06:05+00:00 July 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fast food you don’t have to feel guilty about: Healthy choices at 10 fast food chains

About the Author:

Dr. Karlie Moore has a PhD in Exercise Science and Nutrition and specializes in firefighter health. She has conducted fitness testing on hundreds of firefighters and has created the most comprehensive online wellness program for fire departments called the FitCulture program. Dr. Moore is also married to a firefighter and so understands their lifestyle and the health challenges associated with it.