It’s lunchtime, your friends are ready to grab a quick bite and you have a specific craving. You could hit up your old standby, but is it really the healthiest? You know fast food isn’t the best food to be eating, but when you only have a few minutes, there’s few other options. So, where is the healthiest place to pick up something quick?
There’s no need to whip out your smartphone as you rush to the drive by to do a quick nutrition search, we’ve sorted through the facts for you. Here’s a list of the best places to pick up your craving based on calorie count. So when you’re craving something specific, be sure to pick up the healthiest option available.
Craving Chicken Nuggets?
Pick up Wendy’s 6 piece nuggets at 270 calories.
Craving a Fish Sandwich?
Stop off at McDonald’s for their Filet-o-fish for 380 calories.
Craving a Hamburger?
Grab a Jr. Hamburger from Wendy’s for 230 calories, or add cheese for 270 calories with a Jr. Cheeseburger.
Want something more than just a plain burger? Avoid the double burger and grab a Whopper Jr. at Burger King for 370 calories. More often than not, a Veggie burger actually has more calories than a regular burger.
Craving a Chicken Sandwich?
Chick fil a has the healthiest grilled chicken sandwich at 270 calories for their chargrilled chicken sandwich.
Prefer a crispy chicken sandwich? Drive to Wendy’s for their Crispy chicken sandwich at 320 calories.
Craving a Salad?
Hit up Burger King for their Tendergrill Chicken Garden Salad at a total of 360 calories. Skip the croutons and you’ll consume 300 calories instead.
Craving a standard Sandwich?
Swing by Subway for a 6 inch Turkey Breast sandwich for 280 calories.
Craving a Wrap?
McDonald’ and Wendy’s tie for the healthiest wrap, at 260 calories for their Grill Snack Wrap with Chipotle Barbecue and Grilled Chicken Go Wrap, respectively. These wraps are the snack size, so instead of doubling up on the wrap, try a side salad instead!
Taco Bell is actually the healthiest Mexican style restaurant, unless you typically order two orders. Then, it’s better to consider Qdoba or Chipotle if you can split their orders in half.
If you’re in the mood for a burrito, pick up the Fresno Style Burrito Supreme with Chicken or the Bean Burrito Fresno Style for 330 calories at Taco Bell. If you’re looking for a Taco, lean toward the Fresno Style Crunchy Taco for 150 calories, the Crunchy Taco or Spicy Chicken Soft Taco for 170 calories each.
Would you like Fries with that?
Now, where’s the best place to pick up some fries?
If you aren’t planning on sharing, then Sonic’s fries are the best place to pick up a small size for only 220 calories.
If you like splitting with your friends, then Five Guys has the least calories per fry. Their regular size packs 620 calories though, so share with the whole carload!