If you follow a healthy diet, you know just how important it is to plan out your meals, so that you’re always ready to combat your hunger with a nutritious meal or snack. Yet, sometimes, you may find yourself running errands during the middle of lunch hour, or tasked with grabbing dinner for the kids from a fast-food restaurant. Before you panic, don’t! There are several healthy items across popular fast food menus. Here are just 3 meals you can indulge in at your favorite fast food stop.
Per serving: 160 calories, 2.5 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 125 mg sodium, 28 g carbs (4 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 5g protein
Love swinging into Starbucks every morning? Try their Oatmeal, the next time you grab your favorite coffee drink. This low-calorie breakfast dish has enough fiber and protein to keep you feeling full all morning. They also allow you to customize your toppings, which gives you more control over how much sugar you add to the dish.
Wendy’s Junior Hamburger
Per burger: 250 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 420 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (1 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 13 g protein
We know how difficult it can be to ignore the siren song of a fast-food burger. The good news is that you can still indulge every once in a while without blowing your healthy diet. A Junior Hamburger at Wendy’s has less than 300 calories, 13 grams of protein, and only 5 grams of sugar. Make your meal even healthier by adding a side salad, which saves hundreds of calories, compared to fries.
Subway's Tuna Salad Sub
Per 6-inch sandwich: 450 calories, 25 g fat (4.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 610 mg sodium, 38 g carbs (2 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 19 g protein
It’s no secret that lunch meats can be bad for you, thanks to their sodium and saturated fat and the process used to make them deli-ready. That’s why Subway’s Tuna Salad Sub is a lifesaver if you’re hungry and looking for a diet-friendly sandwich. Load it up with veggies and you can work in several servings during one meal. All in all, you’ll consume less than 500 calories and 19 grams of protein.
Physical activity and nutrition are an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. At Oxford at Iron Horse Apartments in North Richland Hills, Texas, we do our best to provide our residents with resourceful tips, exercise routines, and even recipes to help them reach your fitness goals.