Fact: Occasionally everyone has to turn to a popular fast food chain for a quick meal. But despite the fact that these chains often do offer up less than ideal meal options, it doesn’t mean you can’t make smarter decisions when eating there from time to time.
Here’s a guide to show you what meal options I’d choose from some popular fast food chains.
Remember these options are all caloric approximations by the companies. What you actually get is up to the person serving you. Another thing to keep in mind is amount of sodium in foods when you eat out. Most of these meal options were all well over 1000mg of Sodium so know that you WILL be holding onto water weight the next day, just an FYI.
Chipotle -Burrito Bowl
305 Calories – 30g P, 29g C, 7.5g F
- Steak, Black Beans, Fajita Vegetables, Romaine Lettuce
Subway – 6” Sub
340 Calories – 18g P, 51g C, 8g F
- 9-Grain Wheat Bread, Turkey Breast, Banana peppers, Cucumber, Lettuce, Spinach, Sweet Peppers, Tomatoes Avocado
If you only eat ½ the bread & get double Turkey for another option its (290 Calories- 23g P 33g C 8gF)
Panera Bread – BROTH BOWL
380 Calories – 32g P, 45g C, 9g F
- Lentil Quinoa Broth Bowl with Chicken
OPTION 1: Spinach, Feta & Cage Free Egg White Breakfast Wrap
290 Calories – 19g P, 33g C, 10g F
OPTION 2: REDUCED-FAT TURKEY BACON AND CAGE-FREE EGG WHITE BREAKFAST SANDWICH
210 Calories – 18g P, 26g C, 5g F
OPTION 3: SOUS VIDE EGG BITES – EGG WHITE AND RED PEPPER + CLASSIC OATMEAL (NO TOPPINGS)
330 Calories – 18g P, 41g C, 9.5g F
OPTION 4: CHICKEN AND QUINOA PROTEIN BOWL WITH BLACK BEANS AND GREENS
420 Calories – 27g P, 42g C, 17g F
Without “mild chile vinaigrette” (227 Calories-27g P 32g C 8g F)
½ Pack of “mild chile vinaigrette” (370Calories- 27g P 37g C 12.5g F)
OPTION 5: LENTILS AND VEGETABLE PROTEIN BOWL WITH BROWN RICE
650 Calories – 23g P, 80g C, 29g F
Without “Lemon Tahini Dressing” (470- 20g P 73gC 13g F)
Is there a popular food chain I didn’t include in my list that you’d like me to include?
Leave a note in the comments or reach out to me on social media and I’ll create a “What would Neeks order” that includes it!