3 Healthy McDonalds Choices

We all have our fitness and health goals in life and sometimes eating fast food can be counter to our goals. However, there are many healthy meal choices at fast food restaurants these days and in this article, we’ll go over the top 3 healthy McDonalds choices.

The main thing to understand with healthy meals is that you want to look for low-fat and overall low-calorie content. It is pretty simple and it basically leaves us with grilled chicken options from McDonalds.

Below are the top 3 healthy McDonalds choices as well as 2 bonus healthy sides.

Premium Grilled Classic Chicken Sandwich


Premium Grilled Classic Chicken SandwichThe Premium Grilled Classic Chicken Sandwich is the epitome of a healthy meal from McDonalds. Not only does this sandwich have reasonable calorie and fat content, it is simply delicious.

The sandwich consists of a grilled chicken fillet, bakery-style bun, mayo, leaf lettuce and a tomato slice. The recipe is very simple, but the taste is not. It has a very underrated taste that leaves you wanting some more.

Premium Grilled Classic Chicken Sandwich Nutrition

Calories350
Protein28 g
Fat9 g
Carbs42 g
Sodium820 mg
Calories from Fat80
Saturated Fat2 g
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol65 mg
Dietary Fiber3 g
Sugars8 g
Vitamin A250 IU
Calcium150 mg
Iron3.5 mg
Vitamin C5 mg

Source: McDonalds.com

Premium McWrap Sweet Chili Grilled Chicken

Premium McWrap Sweet Chili Grilled ChickenMcDonalds has had grilled chicken wraps for a while now, but they’ve always been snack size so it wasn’t suitable for a true meal, until now. McDonalds recently released the “Premium” McWraps which are larger in size and should be enough to satisfy the cravings.

The Premium McWrap Sweet Chili Grilled Chicken consists of a grilled chicken fillet, flour tortilla, shredder lettuce, cucumber, sweet chili sauce, spring mix, and creamy garlic sauce. As you can tell by the ingredients, it is a mouthful of flavor.

Premium McWrap Sweet Chili Grilled Chicken Nutrition

Calories360
Protein26 g
Fat9 g
Carbs43 g
Sodium1030 mg
Calories from Fat80
Saturated Fat2.5 g
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol65 mg
Dietary Fiber2 g
Sugars9 g
Vitamin A390 IU
Calcium70 mg
Iron3.5 mg
Vitamin C4 mg

Source: McDonalds.com

Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken

Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled ChickenIf you’ve never had the Premium Southwest Salad from McDonalds, it is time to try it now. This is one of the most delicious and unique salads you can get from any fast food restaurant. It is an explosion of flavor, with hints of sweet and salty.

The salad consists of a grilled chicken fillet, salad mix, southwest vegetable blend, shredded cheddar/jack cheese, cilantro lime glaze, chili lime tortilla strips, and lime. As you can see, you can add any dressing you want with it.

The nutritional content below is for the salad without a dressing, but if you need dressing, we would recommend either the Creamy Southwest dressing or the Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Calories290
Protein27 g
Fat8 g
Carbs28 g
Sodium650 mg
Calories from Fat70
Saturated Fat2.5 g
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol70 mg
Dietary Fiber7 g
Sugars11 g
Vitamin A7930 IU
Calcium130 mg
Iron2.5 mg
Vitamin C20 mg

Source: McDonalds.com

Healthy Sides from McDonalds

Here are your two bonus healthy sides. Although the main meals shown above are tasty, you can always get a healthy side with them if they’re not enough. No matter what, it’s always better to have more options, and that’s what they are.

Apple Slices

Apple SlicesThe Apple Slices are pretty obvious. It’s fresh apples cut up into slices. It is essentially the same thing you could do at home. But if you’re already at a McDonalds, then there’s no point in wasting time doing it yourself at home when they’re only one dollar.

The nutrition for Apple Slices is shown below.

Calories15
Protein0 g
Fat0 g
Carbs4 g
Sodium0 mg
Calories from Fat0
Saturated Fat0 g
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Dietary Fiber0 g
Sugars3 g
Vitamin A0 IU
Calcium20 mg
Iron0 mg
Vitamin C94 mg

Source: McDonalds.com

Side Salad

Side SaladThe side salad is another interesting side that’s tasty and easy for your stomach. The side salad mainly consists of lettuce, grape tomatoes, and spring mix which includes various types of leaves.

Here is the nutritional content for the side salad.

Calories20
Protein1 g
Fat0 g
Carbs4 g
Sodium10 mg
Calories from Fat0
Saturated Fat0 g
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Dietary Fiber1 g
Sugars2 g
Vitamin A2310 IU
Calcium20 mg
Iron0.5 mg
Vitamin C14 mg

Source: McDonalds.com

Conclusion

As shown in this article, eating at fast food doesn’t mean eating unhealthy. There are many healthy options that fast food restaurants offer these days, and we just went over 3 of the top healthy McDonalds options.

Did you like this article? Would you like to see us showcase some healthy meals from other restaurants? Leave us a comment with restaurant suggestions to be considered for future articles.

Leave a Reply


Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.