Divas you asked for it, so we prepared tips on how to eat healthy while traveling! We are going to break this down into a series of posts:
- How to eat healthy while traveling on business.
- How to eat healthy when you are out and about and didn’t prep your meals.
- How to eat healthy while on vacation.
Today we are going to cover the 2nd topic in our series! I hope you find this post helpful! Here we go sisters….
Didn’t Prep? No Sweat! 5 Healthier Fast Food Options
So maybe you didn’t make the time to meal prep this weekend! Uh oh!!
Maybe you meal prepped and forgot your food at home! Oh My!!
Well sisters, this post should help you make healthier choices on the go! While I don’t recommend doing this everyday (eating out is expensive and you can’t always control how the food is prepared); these are definitely a few of my GO TO meals when pinched for time, especially the 1st one!
Chick-fil- A’s Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap
This is my fav go to, because it’s filling, tasty and Chick-Fil-A moves their lines VERY fast! I love how the wrap is made with Flax Seed and not white flour! You can use any of their dressings, but I don’t use the entire packet – EVER! Loaded with sugars and sodium. I do just enough to ensure my wrap is not “dry tasting”. Head over to their site to check out the nutrition information (click here); it’s a winner for me!
Chipotle — Chicken Burrito Bowl with brown rice & pinto beans, no cheese or sour cream
Chipotle has lots of fresh, healthier options. In general diva, forgo the cheese and sour cream (an occasional dollop of guac is fine, since it’s packed with healthy fats), and go for deconstructed alternatives to their burritos, like this one, which has:
500 calories — not too low, not too high
42 g of protein — a hefty amount to strengthen muscles and fill you up
13.5 g of fat — a little on the high side
57 g of carbs — roughly one-third of your recommended daily allowance
805 mg of sodium — a little less than half your recommended daily allowance
Wendy’s — Asian Cashew Chicken Salad, full size
Not all of Wendy’s salads are on the healthier side (the Spicy Caesar Chicken Salad, for example, packs 790 calories and 51 grams of fat), but a couple are winners in most areas, including this cashew chicken salad. Our only caveat with this choice was that it was pretty high in sugar, at 40 grams. Here’s how it stacks up otherwise:
380 calories — on the low side
36 g of protein — a hefty amount to strengthen muscles and fill you up
14 g of fat — on the higher side, but not a deal-breaker
32 g of carbs — pretty high and largely from sugar; watch your snacks
1070 mg of sodium — roughly half your daily allowance
Subway — 6-inch Turkey Breast Sub, no cheese, add avocado
“Eating fresh” is pretty easy at this chain, where you can get lean meats or just fresh veggies on whole-wheat bread with a variety of low-calorie, low-fat dressings. Turkey and avocado, my personal favorite, has:
340 calories — pretty low as far as lunch items go; you might want to pair this with a yogurt, a small salad, or some fresh fruit
18 g of protein — a pretty good amount to strengthen muscles and fill you up
9 g of fat — not too low, not too high
49 g of carbs — roughly 16% of your daily allowance
670 mg of sodium — not bad; much lower than competing items at Chipotle or Taco Bell
Panera — Smoked Turkey Breast Sandwich on Country
Panera has loads of yummy nutritious items, at least when it comes to lunch. You can even order ahead from their app, and have the food waiting for you on the counter! Download their app and customize your meals, to pick your pre-paid order up from the counter (no wait time).
It’s also easy to order from the “You Pick Two” menu to try a half sandwich and small salad, or a get a full sandwich, which has:
430 calories — not too high, not too low
33 g of protein — a hefty amount to strengthen muscles and fill you up
3.5 g of fat — pretty low
67 g of carbs — on the higher side; watch your snacks
1790 mg of sodium — higher than any other item on this list
Well divas, those are 5 of my favorite Fast Food choices. There are plenty others you can select from. I want to hear from you!! What are some of your Fast Food favorites???
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