Fast Food without Fat Food

We live in a busy, fast-paced world where everyone’s schedules are hectic, especially for college students! Not only do you have a semester load of classes, homework and on top of that, fitting in time to work. Sometimes we don’t have time to pack the nutritious and healthy lunch that we know we should.  During busy times, we are drawn to convenience of fast food.  Here are some healthier choices at all of our favorites, without the side of guilt, during those hectic times.

McDonald’s

burger

Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich

360 calories

32 g protein

6 g fat (1.5 g saturated, 0 g trans)

930 mg sodium

43 g carbohydrates (3 g fiber, 11 g sugars)

 Chipotle

chipotle

Burrito Bowl with Steak, Black Beans, Fajita Veggies, Fresh Tomato Salsa, Cheese, and Romaine Lettuce

460 calories

46 g protein

15.5 g fat (7 g saturated)

                                                                  1,150 mg sodium

                                                                36 g carbohydrates (15 g fiber, 8 g sugar)

Taco Bell

burritoShredded Chicken Burrito

400 calories

16 g protein

18 g fat (4.5 g saturated, 0 g trans)

960 mg sodium

45 g carbohydrates (3 g fiber, 3 g sugar)

Burger King

BK

Veggie Burger

390 calories

21 g protein

16 g fat (2.5 g saturated, 0 g trans)

                      900 mg sodium

                                                              44 g carbohydrates (5 g fiber, 9 g sugar)

Chik-Fil-A

Chik

Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap

340 calories

36 g protein

13 g fat (5 g saturated, 0 g trans)

900 mg sodium

30 g carbohydrates (15 g fiber, 3 g sugar)

All of these options are just the entree and do not include dressings/sauces, sides, or drinks.  Anything you add to your meal, including sauces, sides and drinks other than water will change the overall nutritional value of your meal.

We all get busy, so in these hectic times it is important that we make our food count by selecting healthier food options that can do more for us.

Written by Steph Caporizzo, Peer Educator

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