Living The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America  

Chef Jen
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Eating on the run can be difficult for those watching their weight, but it's not impossible to stick to a diet by selecting healthiest fast food choices. 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 chicken sandwich (hold the mayo) or a salad is often the best bet.

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.
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84 42
Chick-fil-A Chargrilled Chicke... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
Chick-fil-A Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich

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


2
123 73
Subway 6
Subway 6" Turkey Breast With Ham
Subway 6" Turkey Breast with Ham
220 calories
4g fat
1.0g saturated fat
46g carbohydrates

3
84 47
Subway 6" Over Roasted Ch... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
Subway 6" Over Roasted Chicken Breast
Subway 6" Oven-Roasted Chicken Breast
234 calories
5g fat
1.5g saturated fat
48g carbohydrates

4
88 59
Wendy's Ultimate Chicken Grill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
Wendy's Ultimate Chicken Grill
Wendy's Ultimate Chicken Grill
320 calories
7g fat
1.5g saturated fat
36g carbohydrates

5
67 46
Taco Bell Fresco Style Chicken... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
Taco Bell Fresco Style Chicken Soft Taco
Taco Bell Fresco Style Chicken Soft Taco
150 calories
3.5g fat
1g saturated fat
25g carbohydrates

6
80 64
McDonald's Fruit and Yogurt Pa... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
McDonald's Fruit and Yogurt Parfait
McDonald's Fruit and Yogurt Parfait 
160 calories
2g fat
1g saturated fat 
31g carbohydrates

7
78 64
Subway 6" Veggie Delight is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
Subway 6" Veggie Delight
Subway 6" Veggie Delite
164 calories
2.5g fat
0.5g saturated fat
44g carbohydrates

8
52 48
Subway 6" Roast Beef is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
Subway 6" Roast Beef
Subway 6" Roast Beef
234 calories
5g fat
1.5g saturated fat
45g carbohydrates

9
50 47
Wendy's Plain Baked Potato is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
Wendy's Plain Baked Potato
Wendy's Plain Baked Potato 
310 calories
0g fat
0g saturated fat
72g carbohydrates

10
57 55
KFC Grilled Chicken Breast is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
KFC Grilled Chicken Breast
KFC Grilled Chicken Breast
220 calories
7g fat
2g saturated fat
1g carbohydrates

11
58 57
Wendy's Large Chili is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
Wendy's Large Chili
Wendy's Large Chili
330 calories
9g fat
3.5g saturated fat
32 carbohydrates

12
63 64
Burger King Whopper Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
Burger King Whopper Jr.
Burger King Whopper Jr. (without cheese)
340 calories
19g fat
5g saturated fat
29g carbohydrates

13
39 37
Chipotle Veg Burrito is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
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14
47 49
Chick-fil-A Chargrilled Chicke... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
Chick-fil-A Chargrilled Chicken Salad (W/ Fat-Free Honey Mustard Dressing)
Chick-fil-A Chargrilled Chicken Garden Salad (with fat-free honey mustard dressing)
240 calories
6g fat
3.5g saturated fat
25g carbohydrates

15
50 56
Arby's Jr. Roast Beef Sandwich is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
Arby's Jr. Roast Beef Sandwich
Arby's Jr. Roast Beef Sandwich
210 calories
8g fat
3g saturated fat
24g carbohydrates

16
37 41
Taco Bell Fresco Style Grilled... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
Taco Bell Fresco Style Grilled Steak Soft Taco
Taco Bell Fresco Style Grilled Steak Soft Taco
150 calories
4g fat
1.5g saturated fat
19g carbohydrates

17
43 49
McDonald's Egg McMuffin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
McDonald's Egg McMuffin
McDonald's Egg McMuffin
300 calories
12g fat
4.5g saturated fat
30g carbohydrates

18
39 45
Carl's Jr. Original Grilled Ch... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
Carl's Jr. Original Grilled Chicken Salad (W/ Low-Fat Balsamic Dressing)
Carl's Jr. Original Grilled Chicken Salad (with low-fat balsamic dressing)
305 calories
3g saturated fat
28g carbohydrates

19
35 41
Taco Bell Fresco Style Crunchy... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
Taco Bell Fresco Style Crunchy Taco
Taco Bell Fresco Style Crunchy Taco
150 calories
8g fat
25g saturated fat
13g carbohydrates

20
40 48
Arby's Chopped Farmhouse Roast... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
Arby's Chopped Farmhouse Roast Chicken Salad (W/ Light Italian Dressing)

Arby's Chopped Farmhouse Roast Chicken Salad (with light Italian dressing)
270 calories
14g fat
7g saturated fat
14g carbohydrates


21
30 37
Taco Bell Chicken Gordita With... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
Taco Bell Chicken Gordita With Nacho Cheese
Taco Bell Chicken Gordita with Nacho Cheese 
270 calories
10g fat
1.5g saturated fat
25g carbohydrates

22
39 49
Wendy's Jr. Hamburger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
Wendy's Jr. Hamburger
Wendy's Jr. Hamburger
280 calories
9g fat
3.5g saturated fat
34 carbohydrates

23
41 52
Subway 6" Steak and Chees... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
Subway 6" Steak and Cheese
Subway 6" Steak & Cheese
245 calories
10g fat
4.5g saturated fat
50g carbohydrates

24
32 41
Jack in the Box Chicken Fajita... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
Jack in the Box Chicken Fajita Pita
Chicken Fajita Pita
330 calories
11g fat
35g carbohydrates

25
34 44
Chick-fil-A Hearty Breast of C... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Healthiest Fast Food Choices in America
Chick-fil-A Hearty Breast of Chicken Soup (Medium)
Chick-fil-A Hearty Breast of Chicken Soup (medium)
140 calories
4g fat
1g saturated fat
19g carbohydrates