Healthy Fast Food Choices



McDonald’s Hamburger  – The smaller the serving, the lesser calories and fat you’ll get. You don’t have to completely turn your back to eating burgers. A regular sized McDonald’s Burger has 250 calories, 9g fat, 3.5g sat, and 520mg sodium. It’s 1/3th the calories and nearly 1/5th the fat of the Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese.

Premium Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich – Order this sandwich without the mayo and you’ll get 370 calories, 4.5g fat, 1g sat. fat, 65mg cholesterol, 1,110mg sodium, 50g carbs, 3g fiber, 32g protein.

Premium Asian Salad with Grilled Chicken – Grilled is definitely healthier compared to fried. This salad contains 300 calories, 10g fat, 1g sat. fat, 65mg cholesterol, 890mg sodium, 23g carbs, 5g fiber, 32g protein. You can skip the croutons and choose a fat-free dressing such as low fat honey mustard or vinegar.

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait – If you want dessert, this low fat yogurt parfait is a healthier option to sundae. And what’s surprising is that it tastes as good as ice cream. This tasty dessert is topped with low fat granola, strawberries and blueberries, it’s far less sinful but just as tasty as ice cream.  It contains 160 calories, 2g fat, 1g sat. fat, 5mg cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 31g carbs, 1g fiber, 4g protein.

Chicken McNuggets (6pc) – While we are all aware how unhealthy McDonald’s chicken is, this meal is actually of the healthiest options on McDonald’s menu. Pair it up with Sweet and Sour sauce (which contains less sodium). Since you are only getting 6 pieces of small nuggets, you could do just fine with a 280 calorie meal (+17g fat / 3g sat).

Maria Espie

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