Ever wonder if there are ways of eating healthy at fast food chains? The answer is yes, and I am going to let you know exactly what to buy from your favorite fast food joint to best benefit your health!
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If you are craving a hamburger that will fill you up, the Whopper Jr. at Burger King is your best bet. It does have 390 mg of sodium, but compared to other burgers on the menu that contain 1250 mg of sodium, it’s not bad. If you're more of a McDonald’s person, order the bacon ranch grilled chicken salad. Although bacon is not exactly good for you, the salad mainly consists of veggies and grilled chicken. It's only about 320 calories. The next wholesome option is the Fresco grilled steak soft taco from Taco Bell. In this soft taco, you will find about 10 grams of protein and 160 calories.
When you go to Wendy's, trade the chicken nuggets for the grilled chicken wrap. This wrap has only 3 grams of sugar and is a real appetite crusher. The fifth fast food secret would be the Chick-fil-a grilled chicken nuggets. These nuggets have only one gram of sugar in them. And why not add the superfood side salad to make your meal more complete? The next health-conscious meal can be found at KFC- the grilled chicken breast on the bone with a side of green beans. This meal will give you a lot of energy and not weigh you down.
The egg and cheese English muffin from Dunkin Donuts has 3 grams of fiber and only 490 mg of sodium. Order a salad bowl from Chipotle with romaine chicken, black beans, fajita vegetables, fresh tomato salsa, and cheese. The salad is a delicious option, and it has 47 grams of protein! When you go to Subway, skip the meatball marinara and go for the 6-inch veggie delight. The whole grain bread is excellent, plus the sandwich consists of all veggies.
Finally, there is the Starbucks whole grain classic oatmeal. The dried blueberries only have 13 grams of sugar which is fantastic, and the addition of nuts will give you fiber.
Fast-food chains mainly carry unhealthy options, but there is still a way to eat right! The next time you're out on the road or do not have time to cook, remember these healthy options at different fast food chains.
Sabrina Christine attended California State University East Bay and received her B.A in Liberal and minor in psychology. She’s also planning on getting her B.A in computer science this year. She currently works online teaching English to students. For fun she loves to take long walks with her English Lab, and enjoy the sunset.