5 Fast Food Meals Under 500 Calories

February 9, 2017 Comments Off on 5 Fast Food Meals Under 500 Calories

We all know that its not easy to eat healthy when you’re on the road. As much as you try to make good food choices, sometimes the only option available is fast food. Some fast food chains have made efforts to offer menu items with better nutrition, fewer calories and less fat – every restaurant has at least ONE salad on the menu! However, hidden calories can often be found in things such as sauces, dressings and condiments that accompany the “healthy” foods.

And if you are not a salad fan, you’ll still be challenged with finding something on the menu that you’ll enjoy eating, but doesn’t have tons of calories. If you find yourself limited only to those places that provide your meal in a paper bag, here are some lower calorie meal options that may help you stay on track with your dietary goals. Each of these meal suggestions come in at 500 calories or less – and they’re not salads!

McDonalds

McChicken sandwich – 350 calories
Kid-size fries – 110 calories
Diet soda / water / unsweetened iced tea – 0 calories

Burger King

Bacon cheeseburger  – 300 calories
Value-size onion rings – 170 calories
Diet soda / water / unsweetened iced tea – 0 calories

Wendy’s

Grilled chicken wrap – 270 calories
Small chili – 170 calories
Diet soda / water / unsweetened iced tea – 0 calories

Kentucky Fried Chicken

Grilled chicken thigh – 130 calories
Corn on the cob – 70 calories
Mashed potatoes with gravy – 120 calories
Diet soda/ water / unsweetened iced tea – 0 calories

Taco Bell

Steak Gordita Supreme – 270 calories
Chips and pico de gallo – 170 calories
Diet soda / water / unsweetened iced tea or light lemonade – 0 calories

 

These meal suggestions account for calorie intake only and may not necessarily meet your goals for lowering intake of fat, sugar, or carbohydrates. If you have special dietary needs or restrictions, your best option is to discuss these with your doctor or dietician and follow the advice of medical professionals.

 

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