Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Yummy!! I'm the Fast Food Woman!
Well... I was never a fan of fast food, really. But now, after my band and during my weight loss. I am eating more fast food than ever before. Weird, right? It is actually, cheap and good... and lower calories than we think... if you get the right things. I love Pollo Tropical, which is a fast food chain around me...I am not sure if they are in your area but I can get a boneless chicken breast nicely spiced and grilled for less than $3. and it's only 115 calories... 25.5 grams of protein and no carbs. You could get a salad on the side or a bunch of other different side dishes to make it a combo. I also love Chick Fila... which I thought was off limits but I was thrilled to see the nuggets I love are fairly low in calories and delicious without sauce. They are lightly breaded and fried in peanut oil which is better for you. They have kids meals with 4(2oz-130 calories and 14g protein only 6 carbs) or 6 nuggets(3oz-200 calories, 21g of protein, and only 9 carbs)... you can get 8 count(4oz-270 calories, 28g protein, and only 12 carbs) and the 12 count(400 calories, 42g protein, and 18 carbs)... I started getting the 8 pack but they were a little too much so I get the 6 piece kids meal with a salad or fruit cup, carrot & raisin salad or cole slaw... but I stay away from the delicious waffle fries even though I will have one of my hubby's if he offers it... Boston Market has alot of healthy choices if you can resist the yummy sweet potato casserole. I like Captain D's seafood since they have broiled tilapia or salmon. They also have broccoli, salad, and green beans for healthy sides... I have found alot of side salads on the value menus at most places, I stick to the meats and low carb sides. Most have bottled water too. I never thought I could lose 60 pounds in 3 months eating alot of fast food, but I actually have. Anyway, if any of you all have a favorite healthy fast food meal... tell me. I will add it to my menu... I'm turning into the fast food queen! Crazy!