These days, a fast food drive-through is the easiest way to get a quick, socially-distanced meal. But if you’re trying to mind your diet, here are some healthy fast food options.
Grilled Chicken Sandwich – Burger King
At only 370 calories, the grilled chicken sandwich from Burger King is a smart alternative to the Whopper. To get the full health benefits, order it without mayonnaise, and replace french fries with onion rings.
Harvest Chicken Salad – Wendy’s
This filling salad with juicy chicken pieces boasts only 320 calories if you get the half-sized portion. Not quite filling enough? Consider a small side of Wendy’s chili. The beans and flavor in the chili will satisfy your hunger without overdoing it on fat or calories.
3-piece blackened chicken tenders – Popeyes
Popeyes is known for its greasy, delicious fried chicken. But for a lower-fat and lower-calorie alternative, order the three-piece blackened chicken tenders. With only 2 grams of fat and 170 calories total, you can indulge in Popeye’s chicken without fretting about your waistline!
Veggie Sandwich – Five Guys
Don’t be fooled by the word “veggie” in the name; this sandwich from the national burger chain packs a whopping 440 calories—and that’s without cheese or mayo. But this is as healthy as it gets at Five Guys. Note that even if you decide to get just a small side of fries, you’ll be adding almost 600 calories to your meal!
Regular Hamburger – McDonald’s
Skip the Big Mac and order a regular hamburger. It might seem tiny in comparison, but this palm-sized treat offers the same delicious McDonald’s taste at only 250 calories. Not a bad option for a late night snack.