Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Weight Loss Wednesday - Healthy Fast Food Options

Happy Weight Loss Wednesday Pink Lemonade readers. I have two young children so some of their FAVORITE food choices include fast food. I try my best to avoid these restaurants as much as possible, but in this economy, it's difficult to pass up a quick, and inexpensive meal from time to time. I'm sure fast food is also an easy choice for many of you for a variety of reasons.

I decided to do a little research on the healthier options at some of the more popular fast food chains. Here is what I've found:


Fruit 'n Yogurt Parfait (no Granola)
130 Calories, Fat 2g, Carbs 25g, Protein 4g

Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken and Newmans Own Low Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
260 Calories, Fat 9g, Carbs 15g, Protein 31g

Fruit and Walnut Salad (Snack Size)
210 Calories, Fat 8g, Carbs 31g, Protein 4g

Burger King

BK Broiler Chicken Sandwich
267 Calories, Fat 8g, Carbs 25g, Protein 22g

Chunky Chicken Salad
142 Calories, Fat 4g, Carbs 25g, Protein 20g


6" Veggie Delight
200 Calories, Fat 2.5, Carbs 37g, Protein 7

6" Honey Mustard Turkey with Cucumber
275 Calories, Fat 3.5g, Carbs 42g, Protein 22g


Tender Roast Sandwich with Mustard (no secret sauce)
300 Calories, Fat 4,5g, Carbs 28g, Protein 37g

Jack in the Box

Chicken Fajita Pita
284 Calories, Fat 9g, Carbs 30g, Protein 22g

Keep an eye on your portions and drink water instead of fountain drinks. This alone can save up to 425 calories for like in one 32 ounce Big Gulp. Many of these restaurants post nutritional information on their web sites so you can research more options according to your preferences. Armed with this knowledge before you place your order, can really be helpful.

Until next time, have a safe, happy and healthy week ahead.

- Coach Jenn

of PersonalFitCoach.com


kathy pease said...

i love fast food but i usually eat the bad stuff.im going to change that starting tomorrow :)

LeBizyB said...

This is a great post and so informative. It seems like I am always so busy and turning to fast food. I needed information just like this so I can choose wiser what I eat.


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Heather said...

I try to avoid fast food, but when things get busy, I do go once in a while. I might have to print this list!