Surprisingly Low-Calorie Options from Your Favorite Fast Food Joints

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Fast foods aren’t usually diet food, but there are some choices that aren’t as calorific. In today’s post, we are giving you low-calorie options from your favorite fast food joints:

Subway 6 Inches Roast Beef Sandwich

The general rule of thumb is to choose Subway sandwiches with 6 grams of fat or less. The 6” Roast Beef Sandwich is even better than the sandwiches included in the Subway diet. It yields just 400 calories and 24 grams of fat. For a fast-food item, this sandwich is reasonably healthy. You can always tweak the options to reduce the calories even further. Pair the roast beef sandwich with Crunchy Apple Snapz Subway for an additional 50 calories and extra fiber.

Wendy’s Ultimate Chicken Grill Burger

At Wendy’s, tweaking the food items is everything. By mixing and matching the ingredients, you can keep the calories down. For example, get the Ultimate Chicken Grill Burger and pair it with a small bowl of chili. The burger packs just 360 calories and 34 grams of protein. Removing the top bun saves you 110 calories. The chili adds more fiber and protein to the meal.

Burger King’s Premium Alaskan Fish Sandwich Meal

There are healthy options in a Burger King menu too. Order the Premium Alaskan Fish Sandwich Meal, then hold the tartar sauce. Get a side salad instead of French fries and don’t order the soda. Instead, drink plain water. By tweaking your order, the overall calories of the meal is just under 700. The fish sandwich clocks in at 450 calories. It yields 13 grams of fat and 24 grams of protein.

Chipotle Salad

Yes, certain food items from Chipotle’s regular menu packs less than 400 calories. You want to keep the portions modest to control your calorie consumption. For instance, avoid cheese sauces or guacamoles. Get a salad with a lettuce base, add carnitas and black beans for protein. Then, get green tomatillo salsa, and fajita veggies. Skip the dressing and avoid their house vinaigrette! This salad packs just 260 calories and 24 grams of fat!

Taco Bell’s Fresco Grilled Steak Soft Tacos

Taco Bell’s efforts in offering healthier menu deserve a shout out! If you’re watching what you eat, go for their Fresco menu. We recommend getting the Grilled Steak soft tacos. Each taco yields an impressive 150 calories and 9 grams of protein. Get two then add a black bean as a side dish. The overall calories are just 280 with 22 grams of protein!

But just a warning, don’t order any of their salads. Some Taco Bell salads contain whopping 700 calories and 35 grams of fat.

Starbucks Chipotle Chicken Wraps Bistro Box

Rounding up our list of surprisingly healthy meal options at fast food joints is the Starbucks Chipotle Chicken Wraps Bistro Box. It’s made from whole wheat tortillas, chicken breast strips, and pepper jack cheese. The wrap has a tangy lime-cilantro slaw too. Pair it with a café latte for added calcium from skim milk. The entire meal is just 390 calories with 12 grams of protein!

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