One of my favorite "diet" restaurants is Burger King. Here me out: I get the grilled chicken sandwich, which if you haven't had it in the last year or so, is awesome now. It contains no cheese. I order it with no mayo. I get a side of Kung Pao sauce instead, which isn't the healthiest thing on the planet, but when I'm out to eat I take small liberties to enjoy my meal. For the side, I get the salad, which also has improved. I get whatever low cal vinaigrette they have (balsamic?) and use half. You really don't need the whole thing. I hate to waste, but it is much too much dressing. Sometimes I get a value menu onion ring order too. Sometimes I get the bundle and have the salad be my side and get my own drink, sometimes I share my drink with my boyfriend. Either way, it is diet soda.
I'm not sure on the cost, because I've learned not to try to eat healthy and cheaply at the same time at a fast food restaurant. However, the onion rings, salad and sandwich come out to under 600 calories with the sauces. That's less than I often eat for dinner at home. Works for me. Not something I recommend eating every day, but if you sometimes have no choice but to eat fast food as do I, there are some acceptable choices out there.
- 12/5/2012 1:35:10 PM