Is it really possible to “eat healthy” at a fast food chain? Subway and other fast food joints offer healthy eating that isn’t always include leafy greens. Believe it or not, there are about 7 food spots you can go to when you want to eat something that isn’t slathered with cholesterol and grease.
Check out these fast food brands and see what kind of nutritious fare they offer:
Burger King’s Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Believe it or not, Burger King doesn’t always have beef and burger on their menu. Case in point- the grilled chicken sandwich is one of the non-burger entrees that actually is healthier as compared to their best-sellers. To get the healthiest form of this sandwich, order it without the mayo and cheese to cut down on calories and opt to get some salad dressing instead of fries.
Subway’s Veggie Delite
The Veggie Delite is one of six sandwiches in Subway Fresh Fit subs. Each of these healthy snacks contain zero trans fats, contain low cholesterol and saturated fat and best yet, are at 400 calories or below. Subway describes the Fresh Fit as “put on 9-grain bread, topped with the freshest veggies and a great source of fiber”. More than that, each serving has 20% of your RDA of vitamin C and iron.
Arby’s Roast Turkey and Farmhouse Salad
Turkey ranks as one of the best protein sources for weight loss. In a serving of the Roast Turkey, you get 23 grams of protein without the starch and trans fats that come along in other fast food options. What’s more, you can get your fix of bacon with zero guilt.
McDonald’s Egg McMuffin
The quintessential breakfast fare is now available 24/7, thanks to the franchises’ decision to serve all-day breakfast. The Egg McMuffin is a protein-laden wonder sandwich, promoting a flatter belly with its health-conscious choice of ingredients that contain minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids and carotenoids. The yellow center is rich with choline which helps jump-start your metabolism.
Wendy’s Baked Potato with Chili
It’s nice to have a comfort meal that’s also a healthy food option. The Baked Potato with Chili just weighs in at approximately 400 calories with enough fiber to keep you from thinking about food for a while.
Papa John’s Garden Fresh Slice
Think it’s impossible to put garden and pizza in the same sentence? The Garden Fresh Slice contains a heaping of olives, portobello, green peppers, onion and whatnot, turning the pizza landscape into one that’s packed with good nutrients. You can invite a friend to share half a pizza and get the calories down to a manageable 500.
KFC’s Grilled Chicken Breast
Order the green bean and sweet kernel corn variant for the healthiest option on the menu. It’s one of the most solid choices for when you end up at the Kentucky Fried Chicken counter. The whole package just clocks in at 320 calories while filling you up nicely and keeping you satiated for far longer than the usual chicken and gravy fare.
Health-conscious individuals may sometimes find it inevitable to dine at a fast food restaurant, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t have a healthy, nutritious option. The good thing is that more and more fast food chains are becoming socially aware and are presenting healthier food options on their menu. You can eat and still follow a wholesome diet.