MOST Healthy Fast-Food Options, All Under 350 Calories
Monday, February 28, 2011
Eating fast food isn't ideal for someone on a diet, but there are some great options.
Best Chinese Meal Under 350 Calories
Panda Express Mongolian Beef and Mixed Veggies With 235 calories, 7 grams of fat and 1,260 mg sodium, it's a pretty lean choice. Panda Express has several options that come in under 350 calories, but of course you can go way overboard. Skip the greasy stuff, like fried rice. Add veggies which are nutritious and low in calories. And avoid Beijing Beef, Orange Chicken, Sweet and Sour Chicken, and anything with pork...we know, that's the stuff you crave, right? Well, stick to the good choices and your waistline will thank you.
Best Sandwich Meal Under 350 Calories
Subway 6” Turkey Breast and Black Forest Ham Sandwich Get it on 9-grain wheat bread with tomatoes, onions, green peppers, pickles, olives, and mustard, and you'll have 310 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 1,255 mg sodium. And you'll be eating like Jared. Remember, when you go to Subway, that the "healthy" numbers are for the 6-inch versions of things WITHOUT sauces, mayonaisses, oils, cheeses, etc. There are A LOT of nutritious choices, though, just remember to skip the chipotle sauce. And no meatball sub.
Best Chicken Nugget Meal Under 350 Calories
Chick-fil-A Nuggets (8 of them) with Barbecue Sauce Even with the barbecue sauce, they have 315 calories, 12 grams of fat and 1,170 mg sodium. Avoid the Polynesian dipping sauce, and steer clear of deep-fried add-ons.
Best Wrap Meal Under 350 Calories
McDonald’s Grilled Honey Mustard Snack Wrap and Side Salad with Newman’s Own Low Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette Just 320 calories, 12 grams of fat and 1,540 mg sodium. It's one of the healthiest wraps at any fast-food chain. Even with the side salad it's fewer calories than a Double Cheeseburger.
Best Burger Meal Under 350 Calories
Burger King Jr. Whopper w/o Mayo and BK Apple Fries Want fries with that? Then get the APPLE fries. Yes, yes, they're not deep fried. But that's the POINT. This one has 330 calories, 10.5 grams of fat and 500 mg sodium. Even though Burger King has a lot of high-calorie burgers, you can still eat healthy there.
Best Mexican Meal Under 350 Calories
Taco Bell's Fresco Chicken Soft Tacos (2 of them) Yummy! Two soft tacos and only 340 calories, 8 grams of fat and 1,360 mg sodium. There are literally dozens of meal combos at Taco Bell that have fewer than 500 calories. Just skip the soda! And aim for the Fresco Menu.
Best Breakfast Meal Under 350 Calories
Dunkin’ Donuts Egg White and Cheese Breakfast Wake-Up Wraps (2) w/ Small Black Coffee No really! Dunkin' Donuts! Oh, you wanted a donut...too bad. If you can't avoid them then try somewhere else, just to keep away from temptation. Even though donuts are sugary and bad for you, Dunkin' Donuts has a healthier option. It has 305 calories, 14 grams of fat and 965 mg of sodium.