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The 26 Healthiest Fast Food Options

What to Order at 13 Fast Food Joints

This popular bakery and sandwich shop has some lighter fare made with fresh ingredients. All nutritional information is posted at
  • Strawberry Poppyseed and Chicken Salad: 340 calories, 13g fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 80mg cholesterol, 280mg sodium, 31g carbs, 6g fiber, 25g protein
  • Bistro French Onion Soup: 310 calories, 16g fat, 8g saturated fat, 20mg cholesterol, 1960mg sodium, 33g carbs, 4g fiber, 11g protein
Try these best picks for your next lunch on the run. Get more nutrition facts at
  • Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad, Half-Size: This quinoa- and hummus-enriched salad packs a powerful protein-filled punch.
    240 calories, 9g fat, 2.5g sat. fat, 50mg cholesterol, 520mg sodium, 22g carbs, 5g fiber, 20g protein
  • Grilled Chicken Wrap: Tender grilled chicken is wrapped in lettuce and cheddar cheese with honey mustard sauce.
    270 calories, 11g fat, 3.5g sat. fat, 55mg cholesterol, 620mg sodium, 24g carbs, 2g fiber, 20g protein
Burger King
A salad and veggie burger top the healthy list at Burger King. Their website,, offers more nutrition information.
  • Garden Grilled Chicken Salad: Fresh greens are topped with tomatoes, cheddar cheese and light vinaigrette dressing. 
    320 calories, 14g fat, 6g sat. fat, 115mg cholesterol, 650mg sodium, 16g carbs, 2g fiber, 36g protein
  • MorningStar Veggie Burger: A wholesome veggie patty is topped with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles. 390 calories, 15g fat, 2.5g sat. fat, 5mg cholesterol, 1060mg sodium, 42g carbs, 5g fiber, 22g protein
Taco Bell
When you order “fresco style,” the regular cheese and sour cream are replaced by a flavorful combo of tomatoes, onions and cilantro, all fresh (and much healthier). More nutrition facts are available at
  • 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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