If you’re trying to eat healthier, you may be wondering whether you can still eat at any fast food restaurants.
Fast food — food that’s generally highly processed — doesn’t exactly have a reputation of being healthy. However, many fast food restaurants have made huge strides in adding more nutritious choices to the menu.
Chick-fil-A is one such example. It’s a popular fast food restaurant known for fried chicken sandwiches and waffle fries, but the brand’s menu is also surprisingly packed with fresher options, too.
Here’s how you can make healthier choices at Chick-fil-A.
Chick-fil-A is probably best known for its classic Chicken Sandwich — a fried chicken breast fillet with pickles on a toasted white bun.
The brand offers several variations on this sandwich, like the Spicy Chicken Sandwich and both the regular and spicy Deluxe Sandwiches. These have lettuce, tomato, and cheese.
These sandwiches contain anywhere from 440–550 calories per serving, and are high in carbs (from the bun) and fat (from the fried chicken) (1).
However, Chick-fil-A does offer some options lower in carbs or fat.
The Grilled Chicken Sandwich features lettuce and tomato on a multigrain bun. It’s slightly lower in calories from fat, clocking in at 320 calories. However, the Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich, which has cheese and bacon added, is 520 calories (1).
Chick-fil-A also offers a Cool Wrap that contains lettuce, shredded cheese, and grilled chicken breast