What’s For Lunch? 20 Fast Food Choices Under 500 Calories

It’s nearing the middle of the week, its lunchtime, and you’re starving; what are your plans? More often than not, many of us find ourselves with no time to fix a healthy meal before heading out of the house each day, so lunchtime is typically spent waiting in the drive-thru line of the nearest fast food restaurant. The typical fast food menu, however, can be especially tricky to navigate when trying to watch your waistline. Next time you find yourself in a drive-thru dilemma, check out these options from 10 popular fast food chains that won’t derail your diet.

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1. Chik-Fil-A:

Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich: 270 calories

Chargrilled Chicken Garden Salad with Honey Roasted Sunflower Kernels and Light Italian Dressing (hold the croutons): 180 calories

2. KFC:

Tender Roast Sandwich: 300 calories

Honey BBQ Sandwich: 280 calories

3. McDonald’s:

Honey Mustard or Chipotle BBQ Snack Wrap: each wrap=260 calories

Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken: 320 calories

4. Hardees:

Charbroiled BBQ Chicken Sandwich: 340 calories

Original Turkey Burger (hold the mayo): 320 calories

5. Wendy’s:

Ultimate Grill Sandwich: 320 calories

Grilled Chicken Go Wrap: 260 calories

6. Taco Bell:

Fresco Bean Burrito: (350 calories)

Fresco Chicken Soft Taco: 150 calories-you could have two!

7. Burger King:

Whopper Jr. (sandwich only and hold the mayo): 260 calories

Ranch Grilled Chicken Wrap: 350 calories

8. Pizza Hut:

2 Slices of a Medium Thin & Crispy Veggies Lover’s Pizza: 166 calories

2 Slices of a Medium Pan Chicken Supreme Pizza: 214 calories

*1 slice=1/8 of the whole pizza

9. Chipotle:

Corn Tortilla with Black Beans, Veggies, Lettuce, and Fresh Tomato Salsa: 225 calories

Burrito Bowl with Cilantro Lime Rice, Black Beans, Corn Salsa, and Guacamole: 480 calories

10. Starbucks

Roasted Vegetable Panini: 350 calories

Chicken and Hummus Snack Box: 270 calories

*Craving coffee? Enjoy a tall skinny flavored latte or cappuccino for an additional 90 calories.

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