Let’s be honest: Unless you’re simply snatching the lettuce and tomato from someone else’s burger, few fast food choices can truly be considered healthy. That’s because most fast-food choices are processed, fried, and/or packed with sodium and preservatives. They also tend to be served in gigantic portion sizes that would have shocked people even just 30 years ago.
But let’s be honest again: You’re still going to hit the drive-thru sometimes. So we went out and found some fast food choices that won’t spell doom for your waistline, blood pressure, or battle with the g*ddamned diabetes. These low-fat, low-calorie options from some of America’s most well-known fast-food chains are good picks for the occasional breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Jack in the Box: Breakfast Jack
Eating 11 grams of fat isn’t so good, but 16 grams of protein is a nice counter.
Stats: 283 calories, 11g fat, 4g saturated fat, 16g protein
McDonald’s: Egg McMuffin
You won’t find many healthy items residing under the Golden Arches, but the protein-rich, lean Canadian bacon Egg McMuffin is a decent breakfast sandwich.
Stats: 300 calories, 12g fat, 5g saturated fat, 2g fiber.
Subway: Egg White and Cheese Omelet Muffin Melt Sandwich
The sandwich has a long name, but it’s short on fat and calories. Plus, it comes on a wheat English muffin that makes for a high-protein, high-fiber meal.
Stats: 140 calories, 3.5g fat, 1g saturated fat, 12g protein, 490 mg sodium, and 5g fiber.