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21 Healthier Fast-Food Meals

Headed for a fast-food chain? Here's how to keep it healthy.

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18. Arby's Martha's Vineyard Salad -- not including dressing

(includes grilled chicken, diced apples, cherry tomatoes, cheddar, cranberries, and lettuce)

  • 277 calories
  • 8 grams fat
  • 4 grams saturated fat
  • 72 mg cholesterol
  • 451 mg sodium
  • 4 grams fiber
  • 24 grams carbohydrate
  • 26 grams protein

19. Carl's Jr Charbroiled Chicken Salad (with low-fat balsamic dressing)

  • 295 calories
  • 8.5 grams fat
  • 3.5 grams saturated fat
  • 75 mg cholesterol
  • 1,190 mg sodium
  • 5 grams fiber
  • 21 grams carbohydrate
  • 34 grams protein 

20. Arby's Santa Fe Salad With Grilled Chicken -- not including dressing

(includes cherry tomatoes, red onion, corn and black beans, cheddar, and lettuce)

  • 283 calories
  • 9 grams fat
  • 4 grams saturated fat
  • 72 mg cholesterol
  • 521 mg sodium
  • 6 grams fiber
  • 21 grams carbohydrate
  • 29 grams protein

21. McDonalds Asian Salad With Grilled Chicken

(includes mandarin oranges, almonds, edamame, snow peas, and red bell peppers)

  • 300 calories
  • 10 grams fat
  • 1 gram saturated fat
  • 65 mg cholesterol
  • 890 mg sodium
  • 5 grams fiber
  • 23 grams carbohydrate
  • 32 grams protein


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

Reviewed on October 15, 2013

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