SATISFACTORY FAST FOOD OPTIONS
Eating at home with a planned meal will always be the best option when sticking to your plan. However, if you do find yourself stuck on the road, here is a compilation of a few decent options. Further options for each location will be available as well as a separate Fast Food Salads review.
1. Swiss Chalet: Chicken Spinach Salad
Very healthy lean cut of chicken with a big serving of greens. I usually go with the ultra light Raspberry Vinegarette Dressing and opt out of the tortillas if I want to be really tight. The only drawback is the $11 plus dollars cost and a bit of a wait.
Calories: 270 Protein: 41 Carbs: 28 Fat: 5 (These numbers are minus the tortilla strips)
2. McDonalds: Sweet Chili Grilled Chicken McWrap
Quick and affordable, the chicken wrap tastes good, as is relatively clean eating, especially if you ask the server to be light on the sauce. The drawbacks? They are not overly generous on the chicken portions and you finish the food relatively quickly, wanting for a little more.
Calories: 360 Protein: 26 Carbs: 43 Fat: 9
3. Harvey’s: Grilled Chicken Wrap
440cals is slightly high for a fast food wrap, however this meal is hardy and tasty. It takes a while to eat and leaves you satisfied. Harvey’s takeout can be slightly slow but the offering is priced right for its value.
Calories: 440 Protein: 32 Carbs: 52 Fat: 12
4. Tim Horton’s: Ham and Swiss Sandwich
Tim Horton’s has quickly become the leading fast food provider in Canada with fast, affordable service. This sandwich delivers good value and is somewhat filling, while assuring that you keep the calories down.
Calories: 400 Protein: 24 Carbs: 48 Fat: 12
5. Wendy’s: Ultimate Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Another quick, easy affordable option at the drive through window. Make sure to ask for minimal dressing as staff seems to lather it on. The sandwich tastes great but will get consumed quickly.
Calories: 370 Protein: 34 Carbs: 43 Fat: 7
6. Chipotle: Chicken Burrito Bowl
One of the cleanest options available to consumers, but a bit of an added cost, the burrito bowl is fully customizable. This is one of my favourite fast food places.The caloric profile is from the following ingredients: Chicken, lettuce, grilled vegetables, cheese, salsa sauce.
Calories: 330 Protein: 41 Carbs: 12 Fat: 15
7. Subway: 6 Inch Over Roasted Chicken Sub
The meat is very processed and you do need to be careful not to crazy with the cheese, olives and the dressings, but if you want a relatively simple sandwich without those toppings, this is a decent option.
Calories: 320 Protein: 23 Carbs: 45 Fat: 5
A mall favourite, Bourbon Street Grill offers grilled veggies along with its blackened chicken. Volume of food is good and the price is affordable, giving you a satisfying quick meal.
Calories: 420 Protein: 41 Carbs: 19 Fat: 19