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9 Low-Calorie Fast Food Meals Worth Trying While Watching Macros
Who says you can’t eat fast food? While IIFYM allows you to leave all food options on the table, most think you can’t eat fast food without getting fat. WRONG! In fact, I’m going to show you nine low calorie fast food meals that you can grab when you’re in a rush.
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9 IIFYM Recommended Fast Food Meals
1. Dunkin Donuts Egg White Flatbread with Hash Browns
When breakfast rolls around and your tummy is making all sorts of noises, many swing by a fast food location on the way to work (and to grab a cup of coffee as well). If you want to pick up a low calorie fast food meal for breakfast, this option from Dunkin Donuts definitely makes our IIFYM recommended list.
2. McDonald’s Egg McMuffin with Apple Slices
Some areas of the nation might not have Dunkin Donuts locations to grab the meal mentioned above, but McDonald’s is surely found across America (in fact, almost too accessible). A great low calorie fast food breakfast at McDonald’s would be the Egg McMuffin with apple slices. This is one of my personal favorite breakfasts when I’m running late.
If you prefer to make breakfast at your home, you can always consider one of our IIFYM recipes found on our website. With so many delicious options to choose from, you’ll never go bored with your IIFYM lifestyle.
3. Chick-Fil-A Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap with Fruit Cup
A great low calorie fast food meal you can enjoy anytime comes from one of my favorite places, Chick-Fil-A. This grilled chicken wrap and fruit cup are slammed with protein, healthy carbohydrates, and fiber. This wrap easily slides right into your IIFYM meal plan and will definitely fill you up.
4. Chipotle Salad with Romaine Lettuce, Brown Rice, Black Beans, Fajita Veggies, and Roasted Chili-Corn Salsa (vegetarian)
For my vegetarian friends, you have a great low calorie fast food option from another one of my favorites, Chipotle – in fact, my three-year-old loves this place. While I tend to roll with the chicken bowl, I wanted to find a great all in one meal that you can grab anytime you need an IIFYM vegetarian style meal. This salad from Chipotle will definitely get the job done and have you leaving completely satiated.
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5. Taco Bell Two Fresco Soft Tacos with Steak and a Side of Black Beans
If you are in the mood for an IIFYM Mexican low calorie fast food meal, Taco Bell will give you your fix. Grab yourself two fresco soft tacos with steak and ask for a side of black beans and you’re good to go. Super quick and convenient Mexican meal when you are in a pinch and have a craving.
6. KFC Grilled Chicken Breast with Green Beans
When you aren’t exactly starving, but you want a quick and simple meal while traveling, KFC is the golden ticket. You can grab a healthy grilled chicken breast and pair it with an individual side of green beans for the ultimate in healthy low calorie fast food meals.
Another nice thing about low calorie fast food is that you’re saving up for other delicious foods later in the day.In addition, the lower the calories, the less exercise needed to burn them off.
Speaking of which, do you know your BMR or RMR? We have calculators on the IIFYM site that can give you both.
7. Wendy’s Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad with Small Chili
Generally known for their burgers, the Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad combined with a chili from Wendy’s is a match made in heaven. This low calorie fast food meal is loaded with flavor. If you are in the mood for a “soup” and salad while you are out and about, Wendy’s should be at the top of your list. This is especially tasty in the colder months of the year.
8. Hardy’s Trim It ¼ lb. Low Carb Little Thickburger with Side Salad
While heavy on the greens, this meal is even heavier on the beef – Black Angus beef that is. The Hardy’s Trim It ¼ lb. Low Carb Little Thickburger will surely fill you up. Add the side salad and you have one nutritious low calorie fast food meal.
9. Subway 6-Inch Turkey Breast Sub, No Cheese, with Avocado
If you are hungry for a sub, where do you go? Subway. The 6-Inch version of their subs provides you with a low calorie fast food meal, but one that contains a powerful punch of flavor and healthy fats. Turkey and avocado make for the perfect combination.