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The 22 Healthiest Fast Foods

What to Order at America's Top 10 Fast Food Joints

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Wendy’s
Try these best picks for your next lunch on the run. Get more nutrition facts at www.wendys.com.
  • Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad, Half-Size: This quinoa- and hummus-enriched salad packs a powerful protein-filled punch.
    230 calories, 8g fat, 2g sat. fat, 55mg cholesterol, 630mg sodium, 21g carbs, 5g fiber, 20g protein
  • Ultimate Chicken Grill: Order it with lettuce, tomatoes, and honey mustard sauce.
    340 calories, 8g fat, 1.5g sat. fat, 105mg cholesterol, 950mg sodium, 34g carbs, 1g fiber, 32g protein
Burger King
A salad and veggie burger top the healthy list at Burger King. Their website, www.bk.com, offers more nutrition information.
  • Garden Grilled Chicken Salad with TENDERGRILL (dressing not reflected in nutrition info): Hold the cheese and top with the Light Italian dressing:
    320 calories, 14g fat, 6g sat. fat, 115mg cholesterol, 650mg sodium, 16g carbs, 2g fiber, 36g protein
  • BK Veggie Burger: Say "no mayo" to enjoy this healthy, cholesterol-free vegetarian delight.
    390 calories, 16g fat, 2.5g sat. fat, 5mg cholesterol, 900mg sodium, 44g carbs, 5g fiber, 21g protein
Taco Bell
When you order “fresco style,” the regular cheese and sauce are replaced by a flavorful combo of tomatoes, onions and cilantro, all fresh (and much healthier). More nutrition facts are available at www.tacobell.com.
  • Fresco Soft Taco - Shredded Chicken:
    140 calories, 3.5g fat, 1g sat. fat, 15mg cholesterol, 470mg sodium, 16g carbs, 2g fiber, 10g protein
  • Fresco Crunchy Taco - Beef: This menu item is much lower in sodium but still loaded with flavor.
    150 calories, 8g fat, 2.5g sat. fat, 20mg cholesterol, 310mg sodium, 13g carbs, 3g fiber, 6g protein. Continued ›
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Liza has two bachelor's degrees: one in health promotion and education and a second in nursing. A registered nurse and mother, regular exercise and cooking are top priorities for her. See all of Liza's articles.

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