When you are always on the go, it can be difficult finding the time to eat, let alone finding something healthy to eat. Unless you are great at planning ahead, hitting up a drive-thru on your lunch is usually your only option. Even if a fast-food drive-thru is your only option for lunch, it is easy to find a quick and healthy fast food choice at these popular fast-food chains.
A southern favorite that has grown to be loved nationwide, Chick-fil-a, is your best bet for healthy fast food options. They do not offer red meat, only chicken, which is excellent for those who are watching their cholesterol levels. Even though their main staple is breaded and fried chicken, they offer grilled, skinless chicken. But what really sets Chick-fil-a apart from the other fast-food chains is their kale-based salad. Kale is full of fiber, protein, and vitamin B6. While the waffle fries are tempting, choosing a kale salad will prevent that 2 pm, after lunch midday slump.
Known for its quick and easy tacos and burritos and late-night hours, Taco Bell is not exactly what first comes to mind when you think of healthy fast food. With the introduction of their Fresco menu, Taco Bell is changing the way people view their food. A burrito or taco from their fresco menu replaces the cheese, rice, and sour cream from their regular tacos or burritos with pico de gallo sauce. What you are left with is primarily vegetables from the pico sauce and protein from the meat. A diet rich in protein and vegetables is necessary for building healthy bodies and minds.