10 Jan Drive-Thru Goes to Chick-fil-a
Happy New Year Gang! If you are like me, you have made the New Year’s resolution to eat healthier and save money by preparing and eating more meals at home. So far I’m off to a good start, but let’s be honest— I’m only on day 3 of this New Year! As things pick up and life happens, I’m sure I’ll be in…. THE DRIVE-THRU, so let’s take a look at a personal favorite Chick-fil-a and discover better choices.
Chick-fil-A is a popular fast food restaurant known for its chicken sandwiches. Aside from chicken sandwiches, you’ll also find a selection of breakfast items, salads, sides, and desserts, as well as an array of dipping sauces. Although their fried chicken tastes amazing because we are naturally inclined to high fat and high-calorie foods, it can leave you feeling sluggish and tired right after your meal. The good news is, there are grilled options!
Egg White Grill
This filling breakfast sandwich is only 290 calories and is the lowest in fat at 8 grams. At 26 grams of protein, this breakfast option will keep you full and satisfied throughout the morning.
Greek Yogurt Parfait
This parfait comes in at 270 calories, 9 grams of fat, 36 grams of carbs, and 13 grams of protein, which is a pretty good balance for a fast food option!
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
This sandwich delivers 320 calories, 6g fat, 1g saturated fat, 41g carbohydrates, 28g protein, 680mg sodium, making it the most nutritious entree option at Chick-fil-A. With a marinated boneless chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, and multigrain bun, the sandwich is also the franchise’s most nutritious menu option overall.
These chicken nuggets don’t come with any breading, making them lower in carbohydrates calories and fat. Coming in at 130 calories, 3g fat, 1g carbs, and 25g protein.
Chick-fil-A has mixed greens, blue cheese, apples, strawberries, blueberries, and is topped with grilled chicken breast. Without any dressing, the salad provides 540 calories, 31g fat, 6g saturated fat, 41g carbohydrates, and 28g protein. The smaller side salad (available on the sides menu) has 160 calories, 10g fat, 3g saturated fat, 13g carbohydrate, 6g protein, and 170mg sodium.
Kale Crunch Salad
A bowl of nutritious kale and cabbage with a vinaigrette made from apple cider and Dijon mustard — is Chick-fil-A’s most nutritious side available. Add it to your order for only 120 calories, 9g fat, 1g saturated fat, 8g carbohydrate, 3g protein, and 140mg sodium.
For my Sweet tooth friends
It’s possible to boost your plant-based intake even if you find yourself at a Chick-fil-A. You can order their medium-sized fruit cup, which includes apples, mandarin oranges, strawberries, and blueberries. 60 calories, 0 g fat, 0 mg sodium, 15 g carbs (2 g fiber, 11 g sugar), and 1 g protein.
Ice Cream Cone
Always a delicious, satisfying classic: An Icedream cone is a go-to recommendation since it hits the spot when you want something sweet and cold during the summer! 180 calories, 4 g fat, 32 g carbs (0 g fiber, 25 g sugar), 4 g protein
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