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Lower-Calorie Summer Fast Food Picks

36 healthier choices from fast-food chains.
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Salads

Arby’s:

  • Chopped Farmhouse Chicken Salad with roasted chicken and 1/2 packet Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing: 315 calories, 19 grams fat, 8 grams saturated fat, 13.5 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 23 grams protein, 60 milligrams cholesterol, and 915 milligrams sodium.

Burger King:

  • Tendergrill Grilled Chicken Garden Salad with 1/2 packet Light Italian Dressing: 290 calories, 12.5 grams fat, 4 grams saturated fat, 11.5 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 33 grams protein, 85 milligrams cholesterol, and 1,140 milligrams sodium.

Chick-fil-A:

  • Chargrilled Chicken & Fruit Salad (not including dressing): 220 calories, 6 grams fat, 4 grams saturated fat, 22 grams carbohydrate, 5 grams fiber, 22 grams protein, 55 milligrams cholesterol, and 640 milligrams sodium.
  • Chargrilled Chicken Garden Salad (not including dressing): 180 calories, 6 grams fat, 4 grams saturated fat, 11 grams carbohydrate, 4 grams fiber, 23 grams protein, 55 milligrams cholesterol, and 650 milligrams sodium.
  • Southwest Chargrilled Salad (not including dressing): 240 calories, 9 grams fat, 4 grams saturated fat, 18 grams carbohydrate, 5 grams fiber, 26 grams protein, 60 milligrams cholesterol, and 750 milligrams sodium.

Jack in the Box:

  • Grilled Chicken Salad with 1/2 packet Low-Fat Balsamic Dressing: 265 calories, 10 grams fat, 4 grams saturated fat, 16.5 grams carbohydrate, 4 grams fiber, 28 grams protein, 71 milligrams cholesterol, and 901 milligrams sodium.
  • Southwest Chicken Salad with Grilled Chicken Strips (not including dressing): 354 calories, 14 grams fat, 6 grams saturated fat, 27 grams carbohydrate, 7 grams fiber, 33 grams protein, 83 milligrams cholesterol, and 1,007 milligrams sodium.

McDonald’s:

  • Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken: 370 calories, 12 grams fat, 3.5 grams saturated fat, 35.5 grams carbohydrate, 6 grams fiber, 30.5 grams protein, 80 milligrams cholesterol, and 1,130 milligrams sodium.

Sonic:

  • Grilled Chicken Salad with 1/2 packet Light Ranch Dressing: 285 calories, 12 grams fat, 6 grams saturated fat, 16 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 29.5 grams protein, 100 milligrams cholesterol, and 1,225 milligrams sodium.

Wendy’s:

  • Apple Pecan Chicken Salad (with pecans and 1/2 packet of Pomegranate Vinaigrette Dressing): 490 calories, 22 grams fat, 8 grams saturated fat, 38 grams carbohydrate, 6 grams fiber, 38 grams protein, 110 milligrams cholesterol, and 1,350 milligrams sodium.

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