First things first! We have some business to handle. It’s time to announce the winner of the $25 Target gift card giveaway.
Congrats to Crystal!
Crystal says: “They have some REALLY cute items! I think my fav is the C9 by Champion® Women’s Knit Run Skort!”
Target will be sending you the gift card directly.
VEGETARIAN FAST FOOD
Do you ever get in a rut where you just don’t have time to make a really good trip to the grocery store? As much as I try to stay ahead, this still happens to me a lot.
I often wish there were good vegetarian and healthier options at fast food drive through windows. There are some healthy grilled chicken options, but as a pescatarian, I stuggle to find a decent meal at these places.
In high school I would go through the fast food burger joint and order a “cheeseburger with no burger” please.
That just doesn’t cut it anymore.
Here are some options I’ve found that are a little better in a “fast food” pinch. And as a general rule… tiny iceberg lettuce salads and french fries don’t count as a meal in my book.
(I consider “fast food” anything that has a drive through that you can find at almost any interstate exit. I put places like Subway, Panera, Moes and other “counter service” restaurants in a different category, as they often have plenty of vegetarian options. I will hunt down the interstate signs that have “counter service” options when on a road trip)
*The calorie counts below are from their online menu listings*
Fruit ‘n Yogurt Parfait– 150 Calories
Egg White Delight (no meat)– 250 calories (advertised with meat- less than 200 without meat)
Fruit and Maple Oatmeal– 290 calories
Apple Slices– 15 calories
BK Veggie Burger (Actually a Morningstar Veggie Pattie) – 217 Calories (198 w/o mayo)
Apple Slices – 30 Calories
Egg & Cheese Crosisanwhich – 280 Calories
BK Breakfast Muffin Egg & Cheese – 220
Quaker Oatmeal — 140 calories
“Market Fresh Veggie” – This is actually not on the menu, but I have found almost any Arby’s will make it for me. It is the Market Fresh sandwich with cheese, veggies & sauce—no meat. Since it’s not on the menu, they don’t advertise a calorie count. Ask them to go light on the mayo based sauce to cut back on calories. It’s a fairly hearty choice.
Apple Slices – 35 calories
Sour Cream and Chive Potato – 320 calories (get sour cream and butter on side and put much less on the reduce calories and sodium)
Garden Side Salad – 200 calories (good combo with potato)
Apple Slices – 40 calories
* Warning! This stuff is pretty high in sodium, but I just can’t resist a “Run to the Border” every once in a while *
Pintos and Cheese 180 Calories
Fresco Bean Burrito 350 Calories
Cheese Quesadilla 480 Calories
WENDY’S FROSTY IN A CONE?
And on a side note… completely separate from trying to find something “healthy”…. has anyone tried the Wendy’s frost in a cone yet? I heard this is happening and it sounds amazing.
Mental note: Must try this summer…
All things in moderation, huh?
**C9 at Target provided the Gift Card for this give away. All opinions in the post are my own**
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE FAST FOOD SPLURGE?
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE “HEALTHIER” FAST FOOD FIND?