Just because you forgot your lunch doesn’t mean you need to make an unhealthy choice. Forget the greasy, fattening foods you have depended on during lunch hour. There are many drive-thru meals that won’t zap up your daily calories in one shot, and provide nutrients your body needs. Read them, memorize them and depend on them when you need a convenient meal, without the added carbs, sugar and fats to get you through your day.
When You’re at Subway…
If you’re on a strict calorie intake for the New Year, you can stay within your means by ordering the Oven Roasted Chicken Salad Sandwich. Load it up with all the veggies you want: spinach, cucumbers, mushrooms, tomatoes, green peppers, and drizzle it with a sweet onion sauce for just 445 calories.
burger-1830702_640When Your Kids Want McDonalds…
If you’re a parent to growing kids who ask for McDonalds every time you pass by one on the road, then you know the drill: as they munch on their chicken nuggets and fries, you munch on as many you can get your hands on. We get it—fries are tempting.
They’re quick, convenient and serious comfort food. But, it also means you’re eating with guilt, and it actually revs up your appetite to eat more than you would normally (simple carbs have a way of doing that.) Grab one of McDonald’s Grilled Chicken Snack Wraps (under 500 calories), or a Chicken Caesar Salad (with low-fat balsamic vinaigrette dressing) for only 375 calories.
Taco Bell has Lower Calorie Options
If you’ve ever scarfed down a seven layer burrito or a double-decker taco from Taco Bell, then you probably know the feeling of doom and guilt that goes with it. Taco Bell isn’t exactly known for their low-fat options; however, there are two that you can enjoy for under 450 calories. The Fresco Chicken soft taco amounts to only 330 calories, while the heartier Steak Burrito Supreme (which included black beans, tomatoes, onion, and lettuce) comes in at 440 calories.
Skip the Latte at Starbucks and Get This Instead
You may think of Starbucks at your go-to stop in the morning for an energy boost, but it now has healthy options to fill you up with fiber and protein. Bistro boxes, which contain either a wrap and fruit or a protein box (which included a hardboiled egg, cheese, nuts, crackers, and fruit) is a great alternative to fast food. Quick, easy and healthy, drive-thru meals no longer have to be hard on your digestion or bad for your waistline. You can eat delicious food without wasting all your calories for the day doing so!