If you find yourself at the Golden Arches, order the Grilled Chicken Sandwich with no mayo. One trick I’ve picked up is to remove the top bun and eat it as an open-faced sandwich – kind of like a toast! Another great option is the egg white delight sandwich if you’re in a breakfast mood. And, you can never go wrong with apple slices as a sub for fries.
But sometimes, just order the fries. Mickey D’s Pro Tip: If you ask for no salt on your fries, you’re guaranteed a fresh order of fries. Optional: add salt after.
EL POLLO LOCO
If you’re swinging by El Pollo Loco, straight protein is the best option and the chicken leg there is only 90 calories. If you’re not in the mood for chicken, the Classic Baja Fish Taco is very yummy and has 8 grams of protein. Plus, the house salsa is only 9 calories so put it on everything! You all know how I like my spicy food.
Believe it or not, but the Veggie Burger at Burger King is actually great. Just make sure to hold the mayo, of course. Another great option is the Tender Grill Chicken Sandwich which only has 320 calories and has 32 grams of protein which will keep you full for a while.
If you find yourself in the Taco Bell drive-through, the bean burrito (no cheese) is a great option that’s still very tasty. Or, order the soft taco with shredded chicken fresco style. Pro Tip: ordering ‘fresco’ style at Taco Bell removes the cheese and the creamy sauces (aka calories) and replaces it with salsa!
JACK IN THE BOX
So while you might be craving the curly fries (because YUM who doesn’t love curly fries?) the Chicken Fajita Pita will be a better choice. It’s already veggie-packed, so go ahead and skip the salsa (or don’t… your call)! The “Breakfast Jack” is also a good option for breakfast and only 300 calories. Again, you also can’t go wrong with the apple slices but if you do happen to order curly fries, I won’t tell anybody!