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.

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

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

Summer Ann


  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.

    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!

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

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