The word fast food is associated with the food that is full of calories and sugar and harms our body. But do you know that fast food has some healthy options too? Healthy fast food basically means food which is low in calories and in sugar, contains no trans fat or sodium, and also offers a decent combination of macro nutrients.
Here we present you the list of three such options, so that the next time when you crave for some fast food, this post can help you make some healthier choices.
All these options contain about 500 calories or less, at least 10 grams of protein, less than 1,000 milligrams of sodium, less than 20 grams of sugar and zero trans fat. And remember, water is the best drink to have any time of the day!
Note: To avoid intake of extra calories, say a big no to any side orders like French fries or sugary drinks.
Here is the list:
Subway (6-inch) sandwiches:
Customising your order is the key here. Picking more veggies and less of spread, and forgoing cheese in some cases can offer you a healthy option. A 6-inch Veggie Sub on 9-Grain Wheat with Cucumbers, Green Peppers, Lettuce, Red Onions, Spinach, Tomatoes, and Olive Oil Blend Dressing usually contains 350-400 calories, 12-15 g protein, 17 g fat, 400-420 gram sodium and 47 g carbohydrates.
Taco Bell-Shredded Chicken Burrito and Cantina Power Burrito:
Shredded Chicken Burrito contains 400 calories, 16 g protein, 18 g fat, 960 mg sodium and 45 g carbohydrates. While Cantina Power Burrito comes with 430 calories, 15 g protein, 19 g fat, 940 mg sodium and 52 g carbohydrates. Burger King’s Veggie Burger and Chicken BLT Garden Fresh Salad come with a fair share of protein. While veggie burger offers 21 g protein, garden fresh salad offers 33 g protein.
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Other than protein, veggie burger also contains 390 calories, 16 g fat, 44 g carbohydrates and 900 mg sodium.
While Garden Fresh Salad contains 440 calories, 29 g fat, 11 g carbohydrates, and 1,080 mg sodium. Here are a few more healthy options:
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