What To Order At Fast Food Restaurants: Say Whatttt

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There will always be that one kid in the car who yells, “We’re going to MCDONALDS!” So what do you do?!

It’s happened to the best of us. It’s 2 am. It’s a Saturday night. You look around in a car packed full of giggling friends. You smile, remembering what a great night you just had, and then…it hits you. You my friend, are hungry.

Just kidding. You’re starving. And you’ve been trying to get in shape and eat well for the past couple weeks so you start to panic, listing all the restaurants you could go to in your head, and then realizing that they all closed hours ago. Your friends refuse to go into a nearby grocery store….yeah, you could grab some veggies from the produce section while they scout out the candy aisle, but no. Someone in the car…that one kid, announces in a loud voice…that you’re all going to McDonalds.

healthychoiceSo what do you do?! How are you supposed to stick to your diet, or you healthy eating plan, when every single other person in the car is craving a 2 am. big mac with fries? Lucky for you…Miss Strong has you covered. We’ve done some investigating, some calorie counting, and some…dare we say, experimenting and personal experience? Miss Strong is here to share with you exactly what you can order off the menu of the top most common fast food restaurants. Now, fast food is bad for your body, period. Every once in awhile…don’t sweat it! Every day…sweat it. But, if you’re in a pinch or an unfavorable situation, you can weed out healthier options. If you do have a choice among “fast food restaurants” go for Chipotle/Qdoba and Subway, and remember to take out things like creams, dressings, sauces…choose whole wheat tortillas over white flour, and choose lean meat/protein in burritos or sandwiches. With your own tailoring, you can make even the worst options a lot cleaner.

*It’s important to note that while a lot of these options are under 300 calories, fast food items are still usually very high in sodium. Pay attention to how something is cooked (grilled vs. fried) try and omit any additional sauces and creams, and don’t feel bad to take the top bun off a sandwich to reduce starchy carbs!

1. MCDONALDS:o-HEALTHY-OPTIONS-FAST-FOOD-facebook

The usual/top ordered items: Most people who go to Mcdonalds, regardless of the time of day, order: Hotcakes with sausage, Egg McMuffin, Double cheeseburger, Chicken McNuggets, Baked Apple pie, Happy meal, FRENCH FRIES.

Ok stop. Don’t even pause and thinking about if any of those sound good. They don’t.

WHAT TO ORDER: 

1. Premium salads: Skip the ranch/creamy dressing and fried croutons,

2. Snack Wrap: Grilled chicken, 260 calories, 9 g. of fat.

3. Basic Hamburger: 250 calories. 9 g. of fat.

2. TACO BELL:

Screen shot 2013-07-01 at 2.48.36 PMWHAT TO ORDER: choose from the “fresco style” menu

1. Steak Fresco Burrito Supreme: 340 calories, 8 g. of fat. Omit sauces

2. Taco Bell Fresco style Crunchy: fresh salsa, beans and rice, 150 calories, 7 g. fat

3. Fresco grilled steak Soft Taco: 170 calories, 5 g. fat

3. KFC:

WHAT TO ORDER:

1. Potato Salad w/ corn on the cob: 180 calories, 9 g. fat

2. Cole slaw: 190 calories, 11 g. fat

3. Honey BBQ sandwich: lowest calorie sandwich on menu. 300 cal, 6 g fat.

4. PIZZA HUT:

WHAT TO ORDER:

1. Slice of Fit N’ Delicious Pizza w/ Red Onion & Green pepper: 150 calories, 4 g fat

2. Slice of thin N’ crispy pizza with ham and pineapple: 180 calories, 6 g fat

3. Slice of Veggie Lovers hand tossed Pizza: 200 calories, 7 g fat

 

Screen shot 2013-07-01 at 2.48.15 PM5. SUBWAY:

WHAT TO ORDER:

1. 6″ Veggie Delite Sandwich: 230 calories, 2.5 g fat

2. 6″ Turkey Breast sandwich: 280 calories, 3.5 g fat

 

6. ARBYS/WENDYS

WHAT TO ORDER:Screen shot 2013-07-01 at 2.47.53 PM

1. Ultimate Chicken Grill Sandwich: 340 calories, 7 g fat

2. Jr. Roast Beef Sandwich: Omit the sauce/cream, add veggies, 200 calories, 6 g fat

3. Jr. Ham and Cheddar melt: 210 calories, 6 g. fat

3. Wendy’s small chili: 220 calories, 7 g. fat

 

 

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