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Fast Food Best Bets

Finally! A cheat sheet to the healthiest choices at your favorite fast food joints. What are you waiting for?

Unable to resist the lure of the Golden Arches? Giving in to fast food temptation doesn’t have to mean sabotaging your healthy eating plan. Here’s your guide to three options on popular fast food chains’ menus that won’t damage your diet…or your thighs!

Calories Fat Saturated Fat
KFC



Mashed Potatoes (with gravy)
120
4 g
1 g
Honey BBQ Sandwich
300
4 g
1 g
House Side Salad (with Hidden Valley® The Original Ranch® fat free dressing)
50
0 g
0 g




McDonalds



McDonald's Hamburger
250
9 g
3.5 g
McDonald's Chicken McNuggets (with sweet ’n sour sauce), 4 pieces
240
12 g
2 g
Honey Mustard Snack Wrap (grilled)
260
9 g
3.5 g




Taco Bell



Ask for your meal “Fresco Style,” and you’ll receive lycopene-rich salsa instead of artery-clogging cheese and heavy sauce.







Fresco Ranchero Chicken Soft Taco
170
4 g
1.5 g
Fresco Bean Burrito
330
7 g
2.5 g
Fresco Soft Taco (beef)
180
7 g
3 g




Pizza Hut



12" Veggie Lover's Medium Thin ’n Crispy Pizza, 1 slice
180
6 g
2.5 g
12" Fit ’n Delicious Pizza (with diced chicken, red onion, and green pepper), 2 slices
360
9 g
4 g
Mild Wings, 2 pieces
110
7 g
2 g




Wendy's



Ultimate Chicken Grill
320
7 g
1.5 g
Large Chili
280
9 g
3.5 g
Mandarin Chicken Salad With Grilled Chicken Filet (no dressing, almonds, or crispy rice noodles)
180
1.5 g
0 g




Burger King



Whopper Jr. Sandwich (without cheese or mayonnaise)
290
12 g
4.5 g
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese
160
5 g
1.5 g
4-Piece Chicken Tenders
180
11 g
2 g




Chick-fil-A



Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich
260
3 g
0.5 g
Southwest Chargrilled Salad
240
9 g
4 g
Chick-n-Minis
260
10 g
2.5 g

-- Lauren Le Vine

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