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Here are some of the more healthful, low-calorie menu choices at some popular fast-food chains. Keep in mind that most fast-food chains have web sites, so it's easy to look for healthier options before you hit the road. 

 

                                                Calories            Fat       Sat. Fat                  Protein        Fiber

 

BREAKFAST

Jack in the Box Breakfast

Jack                                         287                   12 g      4 g                6 g            1 g

Burger King Ham Omelet

Sandwich                                  290                   12         4.5 g             13 g          1 g

McDonalds Egg McMuffin           300                   12 g      5 g                18 g          2 g

McDonalds Hotcakes

(no syrup or margarine)                 350                 9 g        2 g                 8 g           3 g

 

                                                Calories            Fat       Sat. Fat        Protein      Fiber

SANDWICHES

Chick-fil-A Chargrilled

Chicken Sandwich                     260                   3 g        0.5g                  27 g      7 g

KFC Tender Roast Sandwich

(no sauce)                                 300                   4 g        1.5 g                 34 g      0 g

KFC Honey BBQ Sandwich        310                   4 g        1 g                    23 g      1 g

KFC OR Filet Sandwich

(no sauce)                                 370                   12 g      2.5 g                 25 g      2 g

Burger King BK Big Fish Sandwich

(no tartar sauce)                        460                   13 g      2.5 g                 23 g      3 g

 

                                                Calories            Fat       Sat. Fat        Protein      Fiber

ENTREE SALADS

Chick-fil-A Chargrilled Garden

Salad (no dressing)                      170                 6 g        3.5 g                 22 g      4 g

Arby's Chopped Farmhouse Grilled

Chicken Salad (no dressing)       229                   11 g      6 g                    20 g      2 g

Chick-fil-A Southwest

Chargrilled Salad                        240                   9 g        4 g                    25 g      5 g

McDonalds Bacon Ranch Salad

w/ Grilled Chicken (no dressing)  260                   9 g        4 g                    33 g      3 g

Carl's Jr Charbroiled Chicken Salad

(low-fat balsamic dressing)          285                   10.5 g   2.5 g                 29 g      4 g

McDonalds Southwest Salad w/

Grilled Chicken (no dressing)      320                   9 g        3 g                    30 g      6 g

Taco Bell Fresco Style Zesty

Chicken Border Bowl

(no dressing)                               350                 6 g        1.5 g                19 g      10 g

 

 

Elaine Magee, MPH, RD, is the "Recipe Doctor" for WebMD and the author of numerous books on nutrition and health. Her opinions and conclusions are her own.

 

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