Everyone’s watching their pennies these days and a couple bucks doesn’t go very far. Combined that with the fact that we are all pressed for time, it’s not surprising that Americans are drawn to fast-food value menus. It also explains why fast food companies are expected to thrive in the tanking economy.
I know I’ve hit the drive through on my lunch hour more times than I should, and every once in a while, its ok, but many Americans hit the drive through daily. So, while it may be a timesaver and you feel good about ordering of the value menu, it can take its toll on your health .
You can easily take in more than 1,000 calories at lunch alone. That is nearly half the recommended daily intake of calories for the entire day for many of us. But the good news is this can be avoided. Many fast food establishments have added healthier options to their value menu. Listed below are 5 fast food lunches that are not only low in cost but low in fat and calories.
with Side Salad with Newman’s Own Low Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette, and Small Iced Tea
19 g fat
Cost Approx $3.18
Whopper Jr. without Mayo
with Garden Salad with Ken’s Light Italian Dressing, and 22-oz Minute Maid Light Lemonade
25 g fat
Approximate Cost $3.18
5 Piece Crispy Chicken Nuggets and Small Chili
with Value Iced Tea
21 g fat
Approximate Cost: $3.99
with Mexican Rice (fresco style), and Water
10 g fat
Approximate Cost $2.10
Footlong Ham or Turkey Sandwich (no cheese or mayo)
with and Water
10 g fat (Ham) 8 g fat (Turkey)
Approximate Cost $5.00