Life is busy, isn’t it friends? I feel like our family is constantly on the go. We are in and out of therapies, the hospital, the emergency room, the pediatrician, and various specialist appointments on a weekly basis, and as much as I would love to be able to cook every meal from home, it simply is not possible for us and more often than not leaves us with, you guessed it, fast food.
For a long time, I was really down on myself about the fast food we were eating, but was not sure how to make a positive change, so, with the help and encouragement of Aprille, I began doing some research and taste-testing healthier fast food items for our family and yours!
Here is what I’ve come up with:
McDonald’s often gets a bad rap (and I do understand why) however, with thousands of locations nationwide, it is the most accessible fast food restaurant. So, I went through and found some menu items that are on the healthier side!
Yogurt Parfait: Made with low-fat vanilla yogurt layered with blueberries and strawberries, all topped with crunchy granola. 150 calories.
Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken Snack Wrap: Grilled chicken breast strips with tangy honey mustard sauce, lettuce, jack and cheddar cheeses, wrapped in a flour tortilla. 250 calories.
Predominantly available in the South (there are only four in MA), but if you have one in your area, they have some great options!
Chicken Soup: Chicken noodle soup made with with carrots and celery. Delish! 130 calories.
Grilled Nuggets Kids Meal (6 count): With a Buddy Fruit or mixed fruit cup and milk. 250 calories.
Grilled Chicken Sandwich: With unsweet tea (I sweeten with Splenda) or diet lemonade. 335 calories.
Small Chili: Yum! I love their chili. It is great especially during cold winter months when I need something to warm me up! 180 calories.
Grilled Chicken Wrap Kids Meal: With apple slices and a bottle of water. 300 calories.
Sometimes, I just want a good old-fashioned sub. Here are a couple of great options for both you and the kids!
Turkey Breast Kids Meal: Small sub with turkey and veggies, served with apple slices and low fat milk. 180 calories.
Turkey Breast (6″ sub): Turkey breast with lettuce, tomatoes, and peppers with a bottle of water. 217 calories.
And this is just a start! Each of these fast food restaurants offer salads as well, I just find them a bit tricky to eat when I’m driving :)
How about you? What healthy fast food items does your family love? Please share in the comments below!
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