Friday, January 9, 2015

Healthy Fast Food Options (and they are yummy too)

I've been counting calories ever since my first "real" high school boyfriend told me that I was the biggest girl he had ever dated. Charming, I know. So that means almost half of my life I have been on a diet which I think should make me an expert on this stuff, right?

(Here is a pic on a cruise after college graduation. I hope I can get back to this for the summer.)
Before and After picture Healthy fast food
(And here is my pic when I was 37 weeks and decided to try and get a tan in the backyard because for some reason I thought that was actually important to do before Boston came. Turns out it wasn't. But I am putting this out there for motivation that maybe it will hold me to making healthier options so I can post a good "After" this summer.)
Good preparation (like these freezer meals) has made eating well at home so much easier. But sometimes when I am caught out, hungry and have a baby whose finally passed out in the backseat, I have to cave and grab some fast food. It doesn't mean I have to blow my diet though because you can find something healthy almost anywhere.

And so since I am sure many of you are starting off the new year with a plan to eat healthier (it was one of the top resolutions on my list too now that I am not pregnant or nursing) I decided I'd put together a list of my favs just in case any of you ladies happen to be in the same predicament sometimes too.

Breakfast
McDonald's Egg White Delight McMuffin - 250 Calories, 18g of Protein
McDonald's Fruit and Yogurt Parfait - 150 Calories, 4g of Protein
TacoBell A.M. Grilled Egg and Cheese Taco - 170 Calories, 7g Protein
Chickfila Chicken Minis (4 count) - 370 Calories, 20g Protein

Lunch and Dinner
McDonald's Sweet Chili Wrap - 380 Calories, 27g of Protein
Wendy's Asian Cashew Chicken Salad (fully loaded) - 380 Calories, 36g Protein
Wendy's Grilled Chicken Wrap - 260 Calories, 19g Protein
Wendy's Rich and Meaty Chili (large) - 250 Calories, 23g Protein
TacoBell Fresco Soft Taco (I order 2) - 160 Calories, 8g Protein
TacoBell Fresco Chicken Soft Taco (I order 2) - 150 Calories, 10g Protein
Chickfila Grilled Chicken Nugget Kids Meal (6 count with fruit cup) - 145 Calories, 17g Protein
Jack In The Box - Chicken Fajita Pita - 366 Calories, 24g Protein

Snacks
McDonald's Fruit and Yogurt Parfait - 150 Calories, 4g of Protein
McDonalds Vanilla Cone - 170 Calories, 5g of Protein
Wendy's Classic Chocolate Frosty - 200 Calories, 5g of Protein

XOXO,
Summer Ann

4 comments:

  1. Great suggestions! And Chickfila also has grilled nuggets now....they look a little puny but they taste great. I have also gotten in the habit of just ordering a burger or grilled chicken sandwich with no bun. It's surprising how many fast food restaurants are use to this now and don't even look at me weird.

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    1. They do look tiny but they are really good. I do the no bun thing as well but I do like to change it up or else I get so bored. A lot of places even offer a no bun option on their menu now!

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  2. I love the Egg White Mcmuffin! I will have to try some of these things on your list!

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    1. That one is my favorite breakfast item! Let me know what you think of some of the others!

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