Tired of hearing fast-foods are unhealthy foods? Well not all fast foods are that bad, and we at Nutrihealthline lists you our picks from KFC, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Subway and other healthy fast food orders from major chains that have a healthy amount of calories, protein, and fat.
The key here is not only picking up healthy fast-food choices, but keep an eye on portion control as well as calories count.
Kentucky Grilled Chicken 4 Hot Wings plus Sweet Kernel Corn-380 calories, 16.5g fat.
Green beans- 25 calories, 0g of fat
Kentucky Grilled Chicken Breast plus mashed potatoes- 310 calories; 10g fat (2.5g saturated).
Grilled chicken is healthier than the fried, while Green beans have lots of health benefits.
McDonald’s Grilled Honey Mustard Snack Wrap, the Southwest Chicken Salad (without chicken) and apple slices-405 calories, 12.5g fat, and 22g proteins.
Vanilla Soft-Serve Cone; 170 calories, 4.5g fat (3g saturated)
Instead of going for a double cheeseburger combo meals, opt for healthier choices by ordering a la carte and Vanilla Soft-Serve Cone.
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
Oven Roasted Chicken Salad topped with tomatoes, green peppers, olives, and cucumbers with honey-mustard dressing plus Yogurt Parfait – 400 calories, 6g fat
Subway Kids’ Roast Beef Sandwich- 200 calories, 3g fat;
Subway has numerous healthy options but choose the foods that are low on calories and fat and high in proteins and fiber.
Chicken and Hummus Bistro Box along with a Banana- 380 calories, 7g fat
Spinach and Feta Wrap, and pair it with high-protein side like plain greek yogurt – 290 calories, 10g fat
Zesty Chicken & Black Bean Salad Bowl with grilled chicken, black beans, roasted corn, jicama, tomatoes, feta, greens, and quinoa; Pair with Seasonal Harvest Fruit Blend- 450 calories, 15g fat
Starbucks has yummy foods including sugary muffins and scones but they may leave you hungry within hours. So, opt for healthier choices like wraps that are more filling.
Ultimate Chicken Grill sandwich-370 calories, 8g of fat
Large Chilli plus Garden Side Salad with fat-free French dressing- 375 calories, 9 g fat
Garden side salad with lemon garlic Caesar dressing-130 calories, 11g of fat
The Ultimate Chicken Grill sandwich is a rare fast-food that are healthy, filling and don’t carry too many calories.
6. Burger King
Tendergrill Chicken Sandwich w/o mayo -350 calories, 9g of fat
Whopper Jr w/o mayo along with Value-sized onion rings- 410 calories, 18g fat
Veggie Burger plus apple slices – 440 calories, 16g fat
Burger King 4-piece Chicken Nuggets – 190 calories, 11g fat
Burger King’s Premium Alaskan Fish Sandwich Meal- 450 Calories, 13g fat
Choosing side salads or apple slices instead of French fries, and picking water instead of diet soda can make your combo a healthier choice and these food swaps will save you up to 600 calories.
7. Taco Bell
Two Fresco Grilled Steak Soft Tacos with shredded chicken-280 calories, 7g fat
Fresco Steak Burrito Supreme plus black beans- 430 calories, 10.5g fat
Black beans and Rice-180 calories, 4g fat
Taco Bell’s Fresco menus are of low calories, and it substitutes the heavier sauces with pico de gallo. Rice and Beans combination are healthier foods along with lower calories foods soft taco and shredded chicken.
Chipotle Cheese Quesadilla (kids’ size)- 190 calories, 11g fat.
3 Barbacoa (braised beef) Tacos on soft corn tortillas with lettuce and tomato salsa- 405 calories, 10g fat
Vegetarian salad with black beans, fajita vegetables, and vinaigrette- 420 calories, 26.5g of fat
Chipotle has appealing foods, but don’t let them take on you. Choose the fresh, healthier options like sticking to salads than a burrito bowl or chips
Panera Smoked Turkey Breast Sandwich on Country- 430 calories, 3.5 gms fat. You can pair up with Low-Fat Garden Vegetable with Pesto Soup.
Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad w/o Bacon along with Baked Lays Potato Chips- 430 calories, 17g fat
Panera offers nutritious foods that are low in calories and fats. Choose from “You Pick Two” menu, where you can go for a half sandwich and small salad.
10. Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut in the recent times have begun to offer more options, where you have lots of healthy choices to choose from fresh veggies and toppings. However, keep a watch on the high sodium and carb content and moderation is the key.
Garden Party Thin Crust Pizza, two medium slices- 460 calories, 18g fat, 18g protein.
Try out these low-calorie and low-fat menu fast-foods that don’t ruin your diet schedule, and make healthy fast food lunches.