The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America

Eating on the run can be difficult for those watching their weight, but it's not impossible to stick to a diet if you're choosing healthy fast food options. There are lesser evils hidden among the supersized options. These fast food menu items are healthier than other fast food choices, but still are fast food and likely only best in moderation.

Most doctors will advise that eating fast food is not part of a healthy diet, but busy lives, work, and being away from home often does not leave a lot of choice in the matter. Luckily, many fast food restaurants are providing healthier choices for adult and children's meals.

Just because you're forced to eat fast food does not mean you are required to select the 1,000-calorie burger or eat like a professional competitive eater. Skipping the burger and fries in favor of a grilled chicken sandwich (hold the mayo) or a salad is often the best bet (be sure to check out our list of the best fast food salads, if that's your thing). And better yet, you can always skip the bun and ask that your sandwich be lettuce-wrapped for an even lower-calorie fast food option that also skimps on carbs.

Remember these selections the next time you find yourself in a situation where fast food is the only option or add your own healthy pick to this list.

What are the healthiest fast food choices in America? Take a look at this list and see for yourself. And if you're sick of your diet, check out our list of the unhealthiest fast food items in America.

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  • Chick-fil-A Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich

    Chick-fil-A Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich

    407 votes

    Chick-fil-A Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich
    290 calories
    4g fat
    1g saturated fat
    36g carbohydrates

  • Subway 6" Over Roasted Chicken Breast

    Subway 6" Over Roasted Chicken Breast

    390 votes
    Subway 6" Oven-Roasted Chicken Breast
    234 calories
    5g fat
    1.5g saturated fat
    48g carbohydrates
  • Wendy's Ultimate Chicken Grill

    Wendy's Ultimate Chicken Grill

    318 votes

    Wendy's Ultimate Chicken Grill
    320 calories
    7g fat
    1.5g saturated fat
    36g carbohydrates


    If you're a fan, be sure to check out our list of the best food on Wendy's menu

  • Subway 6" Turkey Breast With Ham

    Subway 6" Turkey Breast With Ham

    369 votes
    Subway 6" Turkey Breast with Ham
    220 calories
    4g fat
    1.0g saturated fat
    46g carbohydrates
  • Taco Bell Fresco Style Chicken Soft Taco

    Taco Bell Fresco Style Chicken Soft Taco

    291 votes
    Taco Bell Fresco Style Chicken Soft Taco
    150 calories
    3.5g fat
    1g saturated fat
    25g carbohydrates
  • Subway 6" Veggie Delight

    Subway 6" Veggie Delight

    317 votes
    Subway 6" Veggie Delite
    164 calories
    2.5g fat
    0.5g saturated fat
    44g carbohydrates