Healthy Fast Food Survival Guide (When the only option is fast food)

If I plan on traveling somewhere and know that i wont have the option to make my own food. i will look up the nutritional information for the entire menu in order to figure out what would be the best thing for me.

Please note that this is how i sort through foods. if you are on a Higher Fat or Higher Carb diet you can easily adjust accordingly.

My order of operations in selecting fast food items.

  1.  I print out the Nutritional Information.
  2. I grab a highlighter, look at the sodium content, and highlight any number that is under 500 (though i would prefer it to be under 400 but that makes the options extremely limited)
  3. Next go through items that were highlighted in step 2 and  look at the protein amount highlighting any number that is more than 10g.
  4. Afterwords i will sort through the Items that met both expectations and narrow them down even further based on the total amount of fat.

Below is a small Fast Food Survival guide that i was asked to create for someone who was looking into the “healthier” fast food items. Current restaurant nutritional information posted is for: Taco Bell, McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Wendy’s, Popeye’s, Chipotle, Subway, Five Guy’s, White Castle, Arby’s, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Long John Silvers, and Denny’s.

I hope you find it helpful, I did not narrow this down as strictly as i normally would for myself.  If there are any other restaurants you would like for me to include please leave a comment below and i will happily add it to this list.

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** All nutritional information provided above was retrieved directly from the restaurants online website.

Please feel free to provide feedback below and rate this post how helpful this info-graphic was for you or if there are any additional things you would like me to include in order to make this better for you. (Please note that the ability to leave Comments and Rating the post is open for everyone, so please take a moment to do so for I truly want to hear from you.)


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