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Fast Food That Won't Supersize You

The best bets from your favorite fast-food chains

Wendy's

 

ItemCaloriesTotal fat (g)% cals from fatSat. fat (g)Cholesterol (mg)Sodium (mg)Fiber (g)
Best Sandwiches and Entrees:       
Plain potato with a small chili470611%2.53580512
Sour cream and chive potato330514%3.520407
Jr. Hamburger280929%3.5306001
Jr. Cheeseburger3201337%6408101
Ultimate Chicken Grill sandwich370717%1.5751,2302
Home-style Chicken sandwich with ketchup instead of creamy tangy sauce4801528%3501,3202
Hamburger Kids' Meal, with Mandarin oranges and diet soft drink360923%3.5306303
Best Salads:       
Fruit Bowl22014%.5<5853
Mandarin Chicken salad, with 1/2 pack low-fat honey mustard dressing1914.521%1509103
Mandarin Chicken salad, with crispy noodles and low-fat honey mustard dressing370819%2501,2504
Taco Supremo Salad with salsa (no chips or sour cream)3901637%8651,5309
Best Dessert:       
Jr. Frosty (6 oz.)160423%2.515750


Chicken Strips vs. Nuggets
Do chicken strips beat nuggets in grams of fat and calories? When you compare them ounce for ounce, home-style strips have a lower percentage of calories from fat, as well as fewer calories and total grams of fat. Ten nuggets equal three chicken strips, by weight. Chicken strips have 39% calories from fat, while nuggets have 57% calories from fat.

Taco Bell

 

Item
Calories
Total fat (g)
% cals from fat
Sat. fat (g)
Cholesterol (mg)
Sodium (mg)
Fiber (g)
Best Entrees:
Beef soft taco
210
10
43%
4
25
620
1
Chicken soft taco
190
6
21%
2.5
30
350
<1
Grilled steak soft taco, no sauce
190
7
33%
3
25
550
1
Bean burrito
370
10
24%
3.5
10
1,200
8
Tostada
250
10
36%
4
15
710
7
"Fresco Style" options
(order the following items "fresco style"):
Grilled steak soft taco
170
5
26%
1.5
15
560
2
Baja-Chicken Gordita
230
6
23%
1
25
570
2
Baja-Beef Gordita
250
9
32%
3
20
640
4
Chicken Burrito Supreme
350
8
21%
2
25
1,270
6
Chicken Enchirito
250
5
18%
1.5
25
1,230
5
Steak Enchirito
250
7
25%
2
15
1,220
6
Tostada
200
6
27%
1
0
670
8

Carl's Jr.

 

Item
Calories
Total fat (g)
% cals from fat
Sat. fat (g)
Cholesterol (mg)
Sodium (mg)
Fiber (g)
Best Sandwiches:
Charbroiled BBQ Chicken Sandwich
367
4
10%
1
62
1,072
3
Charbroiled Chicken Club Sandwich, no mayo
441
12
24%
4
84
1,252
3
Charbroiled Chicken Salad-To-Go
327
6
17%
4
76
882
5
Charbroiled Sirloin Steak Sandwich, no mayo
417
14
30%
2
65
973
2
Hamburger
284
9
29%
4
34
479
1
Carl's Catch Fish Sandwich, no tartar sauce
432
16
33%
5
65
3,752
2
Best Breakfast Sandwiches:
Sunrise Sandwich, no meat or margarine
281
12
38%
5
240
484
2
Sourdough Breakfast Sandwich, no meat or whirl
380
17
40%
6
253
518
2
Best Potatoes:
Broccoli and cheese, no margarine
415
10
22%
3
13
830
7
Sour cream and chive, no margarine
313
2
6%
2
10
75
7
Salads & Dressings:
Buffalo Ranch Chicken Salad-To-Go, no dressing
384
16
38%
2
37
1,182
6
1 packet Fat-Free French Dressing
60
0
0
0
0
656
1
1 packet Fat-Free Italian Dressing
14
0
0
0
0
773
0

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