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: Hamburger and Value-Size Unsalted French Fries
(480 calories, 21g fat)
Follow BK's motto and "Have It Your Way." Order the basic burger without mayo and with extra lettuce and tomato to boost veggie servings. Ask for the french fries unsalted and save 100mg of sodium.