When life dishes up insane work deadlines, long road trips or back-to-back piano lessons and soccer practices, fast food becomes a fact of life. You can do a lot of nutritional damage in the drive-thru though, so we've scoured the menus at McDonald's, Chick-fil-A, Subway and more for our top picks. (Some entr?e items are sufficiently low-calorie that you can add a side. Our suggestions are included.)
By Sally Kuzemchak, RD
Healthiest Meal: Honey Mustard Grilled Snack Wrap and Snack-Size Fruit and Walnut Salad
(470 calories, 17g fat)
Together these "snacks" make a well-rounded meal: plenty of protein, heart-healthy unsaturated fat (thanks to the walnuts), plus a good source of iron and calcium.