Fast food is cheap, filling, convenient, and a delicious option that often comes with a side of guilt. One in every four Americans eats fast food at least once a day. Unfortunately, many fast food meals contain a whole day’s worth of calories and fat. Take a Double Whopper Sandwich Meal from Burger King for example: It’ll set you back 1430 calories and 72g fat.
While you can do a lot of nutritional destruction at the drive-thru window, opting for fast food fixes at lunchtime does not have to derail your healthy-eating plan. Tanya Zuckerbrot, R.D., author of The F-Factor Diet, scoured some of the most popular fast food chains and picked nine fast-food lunches that have a (relatively) healthy amount of calories, protein, and fat. Are they the best ever? Not necessarily—but if you’re stuck for options, they’ll get the job done.
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