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Healthy Fast Food
July 19, 2010, 6:40 pm
Filed under: Weight Management

Do you have a hard time eating healthy because of your busy schedule?  For days when you don’t have time to prepare a healthy meal at home, here’s a list of healthy, inexpensive meal options at popular fast food restaurants.

Healthy Fast Food Meals for Under $4

  • El Pollo Loco
    • BRC Burrito and Side of Fresh Vegetables
      • 430 Calories, 10g Fat, 10g Fiber
  • McDonald’s
    • Hamburger and Fruit & Yogurt Parfait
      • 410 Calories, 11g Fat, 2g Fiber
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken
    • Honey BBQ Sandwich with Green Beans
      • 335 Calories, 4g Fat, 4g Fiber
  • Jack in the Box
    • Chicken Fajita Pita                 
      • 310 Calories, 9.5g Fat, 4g Fiber
    • Hamburger with Fruit Cup
      • 370 Calories, 12g Fat, 3g Fiber


Healthy Fast Food Meals for Under $6

  • El Pollo Loco
    • Skinless Chicken Breast, Small Side of Pinto Beans and Small Side of Vegetables
      • 370 Calories, 4g Fat, 10g Fiber
  • Subway
    • 6” Sandwich from 6g Fat or Less Menu with a Package of Apple Slices
      • 265-405 Calories, 3-6g Fat, 7-8g Fiber
  • McDonald’s
    • Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich with No Mayo and Apple Slices
      • 370 Calories, 4.5g Fat, 3g Fiber
  • KFC
    • Oven Roasted Twister without Sauce and with Green Beans
      • 365 Calories, 7g Fat, 4g Fiber
    • Tender Roast Sandwich without Sauce and with a Small Corn Cob
      • 370 Calories, 4.5g Fat, 3g Fiber
    • Honey BBQ Snacker with Green Beans and a Small Corn Cobb
      • 305 Calories, 3.5g Fat, 6g Fiber
  • Jack in the Box
    • Teriyaki Chicken Bowl
      • 585 Calories, 5.5g Fat, 4g Fiber
    • Asian Chicken Salad with Grilled Chicken and Low Fat Chocolate Milk
      • 365 Calories, 4g Fat, 6.5g Fiber


This information was brought to you by OC Nutrition, Your Trusted Source for Health & Nutrition Advice.  OC Nutrition offers nutrition counseling services over the phone or in person in Newport Beach, Irvine, Orange, Anaheim Hills, Chino, Glendora and Long Beach.  If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Kristy L. Richardson, MS, MPH, RD, CSSD, CHES
Registered Dietitian & Exercise Physiologist
(949) 933-6788

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