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

Calories 350
Protein 28 g
Fat 9 g
Carbs 42 g
Sodium 820 mg
Calories from Fat 80
Saturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 65 mg
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 8 g
Vitamin A 250 IU
Calcium 150 mg
Iron 3.5 mg
Vitamin C 5 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

Calories 360
Protein 26 g
Fat 9 g
Carbs 43 g
Sodium 1030 mg
Calories from Fat 80
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 65 mg
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 9 g
Vitamin A 390 IU
Calcium 70 mg
Iron 3.5 mg
Vitamin C 4 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.

Calories 290
Protein 27 g
Fat 8 g
Carbs 28 g
Sodium 650 mg
Calories from Fat 70
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Sugars 11 g
Vitamin A 7930 IU
Calcium 130 mg
Iron 2.5 mg
Vitamin C 20 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.

Calories 15
Protein 0 g
Fat 0 g
Carbs 4 g
Sodium 0 mg
Calories from Fat 0
Saturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 3 g
Vitamin A 0 IU
Calcium 20 mg
Iron 0 mg
Vitamin C 94 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.

Calories 20
Protein 1 g
Fat 0 g
Carbs 4 g
Sodium 10 mg
Calories from Fat 0
Saturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 2 g
Vitamin A 2310 IU
Calcium 20 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Vitamin C 14 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.

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