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Food Court Survival: Healthy Fast Food Options

Food-Court Survival: Healthy Fast-Food Options

The air-conditioned mall is a great place to spend time on a hot Summer day, and even though you're staying cool, you'll still need to refuel from all that walking around and standing on your feet. Although there are choices galore at the food court, many of them are high in calories and fat, so here are some healthier options to munch on. They may not be the healthiest choices on the planet, but they're better than succumbing to a 1,000-calorie Double Quarter Pounder with fries.

Subway:
6-inch Veggie Delite: 230 calories, 0.5 g saturated fat
6-inch Turkey and Black Forest Ham With Spinach: 290 calories, 1 g saturated fat
6-inch Turkey Melt: 320 calories, 3 g saturated fat
6-inch Oven Roasted Chicken Breast: 320 calories, 1.5 g saturated fat
6-inch BLT With Avocado: 370 calories, 4.5 g saturated fat

McDonald's:
Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich (no mayo): 300 calories, 1 g saturated fat
Chipotle BBQ Snack Wrap: 250 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat
Premium Southwest Salad With Grilled Chicken: 290 calories, 2.5 g saturated fat
Premium Caesar Salad With Grilled Chicken: 190 calories, 3 g saturated fat
Fruit 'N Yogurt Parfait: 150 calories, 1 g of saturated fat

Opt for no dressing or choose from these two:

Newman's Own Low-Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette: 30 calories, 0.5 g saturated fat
Newman's Own Low-Fat Family Recipe Italian Dressing: 50 calories, 0.5 g saturated fat

Keep reading for more healthier food-court choices.

Wendy's:
Berry Almond Chicken Salad, Half Size: 270 calories, 3 g saturated fat
Chicken BLT Cobb Salad: 290 calories, 6 g saturated fat
Grilled Chicken Go Wrap: 260 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat
Spicy Chicken Go Wrap: 330 calories, 5 g saturated fat
Sour Cream and Chive Potato: 320 calories, 2 g saturated fat
Chili: 180 calories, 2 g saturated fat

Taco Bell:
Bean Burrito: 370 calories, 4 g saturated fat
Chicken Burrito: 420 calories, 5 g saturated fat
Fresco Chicken Soft Taco: 150 calories, 1 g saturated fat
Black Beans and Rice: 200 calories, 0 g saturated fat
Chips and Corn Salsa: 280 calories, 1 g saturated fat

Dunkin' Donuts:
Egg White Veggie Flatbread: 280 calories, 4 g saturated fat
Egg and Cheese on English Muffin: 240 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat
Wake-Up Wrap With Ham: 180 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat
Oatmeal: 300 calories, 1 g saturated fat

Another great option is to pack your own healthy snacks or sandwiches. You'll know it's low in calories and fat, you'll save you money, and you won't have to wait in those long lines.

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