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The lines at Chick Fil A don't lie. Everyone is going there at some point! If you find yourself there with the kiddos often, here are 3 healthier choices at Chick Fil A for someone with diabetes or for people who have a weight loss goal.
Note: fast food is NOT a good option to get regularly for anyone! It is always best to make your own food at home with real ingredients.
Top low carb, filling Chick Fil A meal: 12 count grilled nuggets with zesty buffalo sauce and a kale crunch salad, Diet Sunjoy (half unsweet tea, half diet lemonade).
At about 370 calories and 17 grams carbohydrate, this meal feels light but with 41 grams of protein, it a filling meal.
Best Chick Fil A balanced breakfast: Egg White Grill sandwich and a fruit cup, coffee, 1% milk (optional).
With the milk, this meal is about 440 calories, 10 grams fat, 55 grams carb and 34 grams protein. The milk will make you feel a little more full with 7 grams of protein, but if you want to keep this meal around 45 grams of carb, just get coffee and water. Watch out for the Chick Fil A iced coffee. It has 30 grams of carb and 24 grams of sugar, which can throw your blood sugars and hunger levels off all day.
Get help with meal planning that fits your busy lifestyle. Schedule a virtual visit with a Well My Way registered dietitian.
Best Chick Fil A salad: Grilled Market Salad with Grilled Filet or Grilled Nuggets, light balsamic dressing, light Italian, or 1 dipping sauce size honey mustard. You can use the dipping sauce ranch or honey mustard as a more portion controlled salad dressing compared to the dressing packets. With the grilled chicken and balsamic dressing, this salad has 620 calories, 35 grams fat, 51 grams carbohydrate and 28 grams protein. Save some sodium by using half a dressing packet.
If you haven't tried the fruit cup as a side dish at Chick Fil A, try it! It actually has fresh fruit in it - sliced strawberries, blueberries and chopped apple.
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