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Healthy-ish Fast Food Options for Busy People

As a healthy meal option, fast food isn’t perfect, but then neither are we. Life happens. We can’t always prepare thoughtful, delicious, Pinterest-worthy meals on a frantic week night. Sometimes, you have to hit the drive-thru. Or maybe you hate being THAT person when the whole gang is headed out for junk food, but you’re trying to eat better. Here are some pretty good options from five fast food joints that can help you make good choices when you’re pressed for time.

McDonald’s

Egg White Delight

Egg White Delight McDonald's healthy fast food choices

  • 260 Calories
  • 8g Total Fat (12% DV)
  • 29g Total Carbs (10% DV)
  • 16g Protein
  • Calories From Fat: 70
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5g (22% DV)
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg (11% DV)
  • Sodium: 750mg (31% DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (7% DV)
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 180IU (4% DV)
  • Vitamin C: 1mg (0% DV)
  • Calcium: 150mg (15% DV)
  • Iron: 2mg (10% DV)

McDouble (no cheese)
McDouble McDonald's healthy fast food choices

  • 340 Calories
  • 14 grams Total Fat: (22% DV)
  • 32 grams Total Carbs: (11% DV)
  • 20 grams Protein
  • Calories From Fat: 130
  • Saturated Fat: (30% DV)
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg (18% DV)
  • Sodium: 650mg (27% DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (6% DV)
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Vitamin A: 90IU (2% DV)
  • Vitamin C: 1mg (2% DV)
  • Calcium: 45mg (4% DV)
  • Iron: 3.5mg (20% D

Taco Bell

Power Menu Burrito – Veggie

Power Menu Veggie Burrito Taco Bell healthy fast food options

  • Calories: 430
  • Calories From Fat: 160
  • Total Fat 18g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 20mg
  • Sodium 950mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 52g
  • Dietary Fiber 9g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 14g

Power Menu Bowl – Veggie

Power Menu Veggie Bowl Taco Bell healthy fast food choices

  • Calories: 480
  • Calories From Fat: 160
  • Total Fat 18g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 20mg
  • Sodium 980mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 64g
  • Dietary Fiber 13g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 16g

2 Crunchy Tacos

Taco Bell Crunchy Taco healthy fast food choices

  • Calories: 330
  • Calories From Fat: 170
  • Total Fat 19g
  • Saturated Fat 7g
  • Trans Fat 0.5g
  • Cholesterol 50mg
  • Sodium 620mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 26g
  • Dietary Fiber 6g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 16g

Burger King

Grilled Chicken Sandwich (no mayo)

Burger King Grilled Chicken Sandwich healthy fast food choices

  • Calories 360
  • Protein 36g
  • Carbohydrates 39g
  • Sugar 6g
  • Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 75mg
  • Sodium 760mg

Veggie Burger (no mayo)

Burger King Veggie Burger healthy fast food choices

  • Calories 310
  • Protein 22g
  • Carbohydrates 42g
  • Sugar 9g
  • Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 990mg

Jack In The Box

Chicken Fajita Pita

Jack in the Box Chicken Fajita Pita healthy fast food choices

  • Calories 346
  • Calories From Fat 111
  • Total Fat 12g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 57mg
  • Sodium 1117mg
  • Potassium 224mg
  • Carbohydrates 36g
  • Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Protein 24g

Southwest Chicken Salad

Jack in the Box Southwest Chicken Salad healthy fast food choices

  • Calories 348
  • Calories From Fat 136
  • Total Fat 15g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 91mg
  • Sodium 1093mg
  • Potassium 855mg
  • Carbohydrates 26g
  • Dietary Fiber 7g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 35g

Breakfast Jack

Jack in the Box Breakfast Jack healthy fast food choices

  • Calories 350
  • Calories From Fat 170
  • Total Fat 18g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 240mg
  • Sodium 840mg
  • Potassium 190mg
  • Carbohydrates 30g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Protein 16g

Wendy’s

Sour Cream & Chive Baked Potato

Wend'ys Sour Cream & Chive Potato healthy fast food choices

  • Calories 310
  • Fiber 7g
  • Protein 8g
  • Fat 2.5g
  • Calories From Fat 20
  • Total Fat 2.5g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 35mg
  • Potassium 1610mg
  • Carbohydrates 63g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Vitamin A 8%DV
  • Vitamin C 60%DV
  • Calcium 8%DV
  • Iron 15%DV

Large Chili

Wendy's Chili healthy fast food choices

  • Calories 250
  • Fiber 5g
  • Protein 23g
  • Fat 7g
  • Calories From Fat 60
  • Total Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Trans Fat 0.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 3g
  • Cholesterol 50mg
  • Sodium 1170mg
  • Potassium 600mg
  • Carbohydrates 23g
  • Sugar 9g
  • Vitamin A 0%DV
  • Vitamin C 0%DV
  • Calcium 8%DV
  • Iron 20%DV

Taco Salad, half size

Wendy's Taco Salad healthy fast food choices

  • Calories 470
  • Fiber 7g
  • Protein19g
  • Fat 23g
  • Calories From Fat 210
  • Total Fat 23g
  • Saturated Fat 8g
  • Trans Fat 0.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 6g
  • Sodium 1320mg
  • Potassium 680mg
  • Carbohydrates 49g
  • Sugar 12g
  • Vitamin A 70%DV
  • Vitamin C 20%DV
  • Calcium 30%DV
  • Iron 15%DV

Double Stack

Wendy's Double Stack healthy fast food choices

  • Calories 390
  • Fiber 1g
  • Protein 25g
  • Fat 21g
  • Calories From Fat 190
  • Total Fat 21g
  • Saturated Fat 9g
  • Trans Fat 1.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 8g
  • Cholesterol 90mg
  • Sodium 910mg
  • Potassium 320mg
  • Carbohydrates 25g
  • Sugar 5g
  • Vitamin A 4%DV
  • Vitamin C 0%DV
  • Calcium 10%DV
  • Iron 20%DV

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